TORONTO – As part of the 200th anniversary commemorative celebration taking place in honour of Laura Secord and her historic walk, Canadian Olympians will take part in several events on June 21 and 22, 2013.  Joining Olympians in celebrating Canada’s most famous heroine is Mrs. Laureen Harper. Media are invited for interviews and photo opportunities.

WHO: Tessa Virtue, 2010 Olympic Gold Medallist, Ice Dance Scott Moir, 2010 Olympic Gold Medallist, Ice Dance Monika Seymour, 1976 Olympian, Rowing

WHEN: Friday, June 21, 2013
5:00pm EST – “A Toast to Laura Secord” Ceremony

WHERE: Queenston Heights Park
14184 Queenston St.
Queenston, ON

WHO: Valerie Hould-Marchand, 1996 Silver Medallist, Synchronized Swimming Monika Seymour, 1976 Olympian, Rowing

WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2013
6:00am EST – Sunrise Ceremony followed by the Laura Secord Commemorative Walk

WHERE: Laura Secord Homestead
29 Queenston Street
Queenston, ON

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 Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:

Luc Beaudin, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Cell: 514-206-6720
Email: lbeaudin@olympic.ca

Jane Almeida, Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4120 / Cell: 416-540-1788
Email: jalmeida@olympic.ca

Dimitri Soudas, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4136 / Cell: 289-388-6419
Email: dsoudas@olympic.ca

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