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London 2012 Olympians volunteer in local communities during Thanksgiving weekend

TORONTO – On Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, London 2012 Olympians will be donating their time at food banks in their communities. Athletes will be unpacking, sorting and boxing donated food, that will be later distributed to families for Thanksgiving. They will be joined by representatives from the federal and provincial governments. Media are invited to attend.

Friday, October 5, 2012
Who:   Dylan Wykes, 2012 Olympian, Marathon
Martine Dugrenier, 2012 Olympian, Wrestling
Eve Adams, Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary Veterans Affairs
Phil McNeely, Member of Provincial Parliament
**Photo Opportunity**

When:   Friday, October 5, 2012, 1:30pm EST

Where:   Ottawa Food Bank
1317 Michael Street
Ottawa, ON

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Who:   Robyn Gayle, 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, Soccer
Jason Burnett, 2012 Olympian, 2008 Olympic silver medallist, Trampoline
Alisha Tatham, 2012 Olympian, Basketball
David Wright, 2012 Olympian, Sailing
Alexandra Landry, 2012 Olympian, Gymnastics
Anastasiya Muntyanu, 2012 Olympian, Gymnastics
Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre
Bernard Trottier, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Lakeshore

When:   Saturday, October 6, 2012
10:00am EST
**Photo Opportunity**

Where:   Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank
191 New Toronto Street
Toronto, ON

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