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Media Advisory: Gilmore Junio to be Awarded a Commemorative Medal

May 12, 2014
For immediate release
SELFLESS OLYMPIAN GILMORE JUNIO TO BE AWARDED WITH A COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL
– “Thanks Gilmore” Crowd-Funding Campaign, Lead by Jacknife Design, Gave Canadian Olympic Fans an Opportunity to Express Appreciation –
TORONTO –  Selfless Canadian Olympian Gilmore Junio will be awarded a one-of-a-kind commemorative medal honour for his personal sacrifice when he gave up his spot in the Men’s 1000m Speed Skating event at the Sochi Olympics to teammate Denny Morrison who won an Olympic Silver medal.

The medal presentation will be at 9:00am at King Edward School in Kitchener, Ontario, followed by photo opportunities with the Olympian.

Additional media availability at 1:00pm at Jacknife Design, Toronto.

PLEASE NOTE TWO LOCATIONS FOR MEDIA & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

LOCATION 1: KING EDWARD SCHOOL, KITCHENER, ONTARIO
Where:           709 King St W, Kitchener, ON

When:            Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Medal Presentation: 9:00am
Photo Opportunity: 9:30am

LOCATION 2: JACKNIFE DESIGN, TORONTO, ONTARIO
Where:           401 Richmond St W, Suite 430, Toronto, ON

When:            Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Media Availability: 1:00pm

What:             To honour Gilmore Junio’s selfless gesture during the Olympics

Who:              Olympic Athlete:
Gilmore Junio, 2014 Olympian — Long Track Speed Skating
                      
Jacknife:
Marawn El-Asfahani, Partner/CEO, Jacknife
Mikey Richardson, Partner/Creative Director, Jacknife
Mike Kelar – Partner/Creative Director, Jacknife
Michelle Hotchin – Project Manager. Jacknife

Information: www.thanksgilmore.com
#thanksgilmore, @cdnhappygilmore, @JacknifeDesign
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Media Location Contacts:
Julie Venner                         
Athlete and Sponsorship Manager
Manifesto Sport Management
Cell: 587.434.3432
Email: Julie@manifestosport.com

Michelle Hotchin
Project Manager
Jacknife Design
Main: 416.646.9047
Cell : 416.889.3429
Email: michelle@jacknifedesign.com

Amy Pollitt
Business Manager
Jacknife Design
Main : 416.646.9042
Cell : 416.841.3258
Email : amy@jacknifedesign.com

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