TORONTO – In a growing tradition, Olympians will roll up their sleeves and flex their packing muscles at food banks in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver ahead of the upcoming Easter 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.

OTTAWA
WHO:  Michael Tayler, 2012 Olympian, Canoe-Kayak Slalom

WHEN:  Thursday March 28, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

WHERE:  Ottawa Food Bank
1317 Michael Street
Ottawa, ON K1B 3M9

MONTREAL
WHO:  Tracy Little, 2012 and 2008 Olympian, Synchronized Swimming
Penny Vilagos, 1992 Olympic Silver Medallist, Synchronized Swimming
Vicky Vilagos, 1992 Olympic Silver Medallist, Synchronized Swimming

WHEN:  Saturday March 30, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

WHERE:  Moisson Montreal
Carrefour Angrignon
7077, boulevard Newman
Lasalle, QC H8N 1X1

TORONTO
WHO:  Mark Oldershaw, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medallist, Canoe-Kayak Sprint
Olya Ovtchinnikova, 2008 Olympian, Fencing,
Valérie Hould-Marchand, 1996 Olympic Silver Medallist, Synchronized Swimming
Sharon Speers, 1988 and 1984 Olympian, Field Hockey

WHEN:  Saturday March 30, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

WHERE:  Daily Bread Food Bank
191 New Toronto Street
Toronto, ON M8V 2E7

VANCOUVER
WHO:  Graham Smith, 1980 and 1976 Olympian, Swimming
Andre Ho, 2012 Olympian, Table Tennis

WHEN:  Saturday March 30, 2013, 10:00 AM PST

WHERE:  Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
1150 Raymur Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6A 3T2

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