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Media Advisory : Olympians At Food Drives Across Canada

October 10, 2013

OLYMPIANS GIVE BACK DURING THANKSGIVING AT FOOD DRIVES ACROSS CANADA
Athletes participate in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver Food Banks

TORONTO – This weekend, Olympians will help local families by donating their time at food banks in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg and Vancouver ahead of the upcoming Thanksgiving long-weekend. Athletes will be unpacking, sorting and boxing donated food that will be distributed to various agencies and families for the holidays. Media are invited for photo and interview opportunities.

MONTREAL

WHO:              Tania Vincent, four-time Olympic medallist,
Speed Skating
Marie-Andrée Lessard, London 2012 Olympian,
Beach Volleyball
Julie Mahoney, Sydney 2000 Olympian, Fencing
Sandra Sassine, 2008, 2012 Olympian, Fencing
Marie-Eve Marleau, Beijing 2008 Olympian, Diving
Olya Ovtchinnikova, Beijing 2008 Olympian, Fencing
Sandra Lizé, Sydney 2000 Olympian, Water Polo
Ian Clyde, 1976, 1980 Olympian, Boxing

WHEN:          Friday October 11, 2013
8:00 AM EDT

WHERE:       Moisson Montréal
6880 Côte-de-Liesse Road
Montreal, QC

OTTAWA

WHO:            Michael Tayler, London 2012 Olympian,
Canoe-Kayak Slalom
Laurie Graham, 1980, 1984, 1988 Olympian, Alpine Skiing
Sue Halloway, 1976, 1980, 1984 Olympian,
Cross Country & Canoe/Kayak

WHEN:         Friday October 11, 2013
9:00 AM EDT

WHERE:        Ottawa Food Bank
1317 Michael Street
Ottawa, ON

TORONTO

WHO:            Deidra Dionne, 2002 Olympic silver medallist,
Freestyle Skiing
Jenna Martin, London 2012 Olympian, Athletics
Jason Myslicki, 2006, 2010 Olympian, Nordic Combined
Jonathan Lockwood, Beijing 2008 Olympian, Baseball
Sharon Speers, 1984 and 1988 Olympian, Field Hockey

WHEN:          Saturday October 12, 2013
10:00 AM EDT

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

CALGARY

WHO:            Kathy Gregg, 1976, 1980 Olympian, Speed Skating

WHEN:          Friday October 11, 2013
8:15 AM MDT

WHERE:       Calgary Food Bank
5000 11 Street SE
Calgary, AB

WINNIPEG

WHO:            Michelle Lischinsky Huber, Sydney 2000
Olympian, Swimming
Rhiannon Leier, 2000, 2004 Olympian,
Swimming

WHEN:          Saturday October 12, 2013
12:00 PM MDT

WHERE:       Winnipeg Harvest
1085 Winnipeg Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

VANCOUVER

WHO:            Dylan Wykes, London 2012 Olympian, Marathon
Monica Peterson, London 2012 Olympian, Athletics
Janice Birch, Atlanta 1996 Olympian, Sychronized Swimming
Andy Van Ruyven, 1972, 1976 Olympian, Rowing
Ian Gordon, 1972, 1976 Olympian, Rowing
Bill Mahoney, 1968, 1972 Olympian, Fencing
Tera Van Beilen, London 2012 Olympian, Swimming

WHEN:          Friday October 11, 2013
9:00 AM PDT

WHERE:        Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
1150 Raymur Avenue
Vancouver, BC

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