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Dr. Jacques Rogge helps Canadian Olympic Committee raise funds for Canadian athletes

QUEBEC CITY - International Olympic Committee PresidentDr. Jacques Rogge headlined an historic fundraiser in Quebec City today that raised over $800,000 in funds for Canadian athletes.

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QUEBEC CITY - Canadian Olympic President Marcel Aubut (far left) celebrates as the fundraising tally of $800,000 is unveiled by George Cope, President and CEO of Bell and BCE, cross-country skier Alex Harvey, snowboarder Dominique Maltais, Hon. Sam Hamad, Quebec Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, and Hon. Bal Gosal, federal Minister of State (Sport) at a fundraiser for Canadian athletes in Quebec City today.

COC photo by Clément Allard.

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QUEBEC CITY - (Far left) Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut, and (far right) Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté pose with two young people representing the City of Quebec and present a gift to International Olympic Committee President Dr. Jacques Rogge for speaking at a fundraiser for Canadian athletes in Quebec City today.

COC photo by Clément Allard.

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QUEBEC CITY - Cirque du Soleil performers entertain more than 4,000 guests at a fundraiser for Canadian athletes in Quebec City today, featuring International Olympic Committee President Dr. Jacques Rogge.

COC photo by Clément Allard.

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QUEBEC CITY - International Olympic Committee President Dr. Jacques Rogge (left) speaks with Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut (centre) and Quebec Premier Jean Charest (right) a fundraiser for Canadian athletes in Quebec City today.

COC photo by Roch Théroux.

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QUEBEC CITY - A young boy emulates Canadian Olympic gold medallist Alexandre Bilodeau at a fundraiser for Canadian athletes in Quebec City today, featuring International Olympic Committee President Dr. Jacques Rogge.

COC photo by Gilles Fréchette.

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QUEBEC CITY - Some of the almost 80 Canadian Olympians enter a fundraiser for Canadian athletes in Quebec City today, featuring International Olympic Committee President Dr. Jacques Rogge.

COC photo by Gilles Fréchette.

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QUEBEC CITY - Two-time Olympian and 2006 Olympic bronze medallist Dominique Maltais, left, speaks with Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut, centre, and International Olympic Committee President Dr. Jacques Rogge at a fundraiser for Canadian athletes in Quebec City today.

COC photo by Gilles Fréchette.

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QUEBEC CITY - Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut and a young boy stand for a moment of silence at a fundraiser for Canadian athletes in Quebec City today, honouring skiers Nik Zoricic and Sarah Burke, who passed away this season.

COC photo by Roch Théroux.

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QUEBEC CITY - (Left to right) Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut and a young boy stand while Mario Pelchat and Nadja sing the national anthem at a fundraiser for Canadian athletes in Quebec City today.

COC photo by Roch Théroux.

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QUEBEC CITY - International Olympic Committee President Dr. Jacques Rogge gives the keynote address at at a fundraiser for Canadian athletes in Quebec City today.

COC photo by Roch Théroux.

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