June 19, 2014

CANADIAN ATHLETES TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC DAY IN OTTAWA 

OTTAWA – As part of International Olympic Day celebrated worldwide on June 23rd, Canadian Olympians will participate in an Olympic Fair at the annual Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Teddy Bears’ Picnic on June 21, 2014, on the grounds of Rideau Hall. The Olympic Fair will feature appearances by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa and 17 Olympians, as well as 8 sport demonstrations from local sports clubs

Media are invited for interviews and photo opportunities.

WHO:    His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
Anastasia Bucsis, Sochi 2014, Long-track speed skating
Cody Sorensen, Sochi 2014, Bobsleigh
Derek O’Farrell, London 2012, Rowing
Glenroy Gilbert, Atlanta 1996 gold medallist, Athletics
Iain Brambell, two-time Olympian, bronze medallist, Rowing
Jeff Bean, three-time Olympian, Freestyle ski
Ken Pereira, two-time Olympian, Field hockey
Laryssa Biesenthal, two-time Olympic medallist, Rowing
Linda Thom, Los Angeles 1984 gold medallist, Shooting
Lori Melien, Seoul 1988 bronze medallist, Swimming
Marie-Ève Marleau, Beijing 2008 Olympian, Diving
Morgan Jarvis, London 2012, Rowing
Nadine Rolland, Sydney 2000, Swimming
Richard Adu-Bobie, two-time Olympian, Athletics
Steven Jorens, two-time Olympian, Canoe-Kayak
Sandra Lizé, Sydney 2000, Water Polo
Sandra Sassine, two-time Olympian, Fencing

WHEN:     Saturday, June 21, 2014
8 a.m. Celebrity breakfast
9:50 a.m. Opening Ceremony
10 a.m.-3p.m.Olympic Fair

WHERE:    Rideau Hall Grounds
Cricket Field (off MacKay Street)
1 Sussex Dr.
Ottawa, ON

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Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
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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