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Canadian Athletes To Celebrate International Olympic Day In Ottawa

OTTAWA – As part of International Olympic Day celebrated worldwide on June 23rd, Canadian Olympians and Paralympians invite the public to participate in an Olympic Fair at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Teddy Bears’ Picnic, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22, 2013, on the grounds of Rideau Hall. The Fair will feature appearances by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa, and 18 athletes, as well as 15 sport demonstrations. Media are invited for interviews and photo opportunities.

WHO:   Alexandre Bilodeau, 2010 Olympic gold medallist, Freestyle Skiing
Katie Weatherston, 2006 Olympic gold medallist, Ice Hockey
Michael Tayler, 2012 Olympian, Canoe/Kayak Slalom
Marie-Ève Marleau, 2008 Olympian, Diving
Olya Ovtchinnikova, 2008 Olympian, Fencing
Hugh Fraser, 1976 Olympian, Athletics
Ken Pereira, 2000 and 2008 Olympian, Field Hockey
Louise Walker, 1972 and 1976 Olympian, Athletics
Cody Hay, 2010 Olympian, Figure Skating
Anabelle Langlois, 2010 Olympian, Figure Skating
Alex Bruce, 2012 Olympian, Badminton
Dominique Bosshart, 2000 Olympic bronze medallist, Taekwondo
Lisa Weagle, 2013 World bronze medallist, Curling
Katie Brambley, 2000 Olympian, Swimming
Natalie Allport, Snowboard
Jason Dunkerley, 2000 Paralympic silver medallist, 2004 Paralympic
silver medallist, 2008 Paralympic bronze medallist, 2012 Paralympic
silver and bronze medallist, Athletics
Amy Kneebone, 2008 and 2012 Paralympian, Goalball
Whitney Bogart, 2012 Paraylmpian, Goalball
Michael Chambers, Canadian Olympic Committee Board Member

WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Celebrity breakfast: 8 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 9:50 a.m.
Olympic Fair: 10a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Rideau Hall Grounds
Cricket Field (off MacKay Street)
1 Sussex Dr.
Ottawa, ON

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