Issued on behalf of Gymnastics Canada. August 12, 2014

Senior Pan American Gymnastics Championships Kickoff With Media Conference

MISSISSAUGA – A media conference introducing some of Canada’s top medal contenders at the Senior Pan American Gymnastics Championships will take place on Thursday, August 14th at 1:30 p.m. in the Hershey SportZone Complex lobby at 5600 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, Ont. Among the Canadian competitors at the media conference will be Olympic and world trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan and three-time Olympic trampoline medal winner Karen Cockburn, both of Toronto. More than 300 competitors from over 20 countries will be vying for medals in artistic and rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline at the Hershey SportZone from August 19th-September 1. The Championships will be a qualifying event for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. City of Mississauga officials and members of the organizing committee will also be in attendance at the media conference.

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    Gymnastics Canada: Jean-Paul Caron, Expert Consultant Tel: 613 282-2115 Event website: www.seniorpanamgymnastics.ca/ Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:       Marc-André Plouffe, Executive Director, Communications Tel: 514-861-5487 / Cell: 514-592-3871 Email: maplouffe@olympic.ca Jane Almeida, Senior Manager, Media Relations Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell: 416-540-1788 Email: jalmeida@olympic.ca Luc Beaudin, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations Cell: 514-206-6720 Email: lbeaudin@olympic.ca

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