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Olympic Fair to be part of Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Teddy Bears`Picnic

OTTAWA–As part of Olympic Day, Canadian Olympians invite the public to participate in an Olympic Fair at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Teddy Bears’ Picnic, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23, on the grounds of Rideau Hall. The Fair will feature appearances by almost 20 Olympic athletes and demonstrations of 10 sports. Media are invited to attend the event. Athletes and Canadian Olympic Committee officials will be available for comment on site.

WHAT:   Olympic Fair
**Photo Opportunities**

WHO:   Alexandre Bilodeau, 2010 Olympic gold medallist (Freestyle Skiing)
Sen. Nancy Greene Raine, 1968 Olympic gold and silver medallist (Alpine Skiing)
Chris Le Bihan, 2010 Olympic bronze medallist (Bobsleigh)
Deidra Dionne, 2002 Olympic bronze medallist (Freestyle Skiing)
Alexandra Orlando, 2008 Olympian (Rhythmic Gymnastics)
Marie-Ève Marleau, 2008 Olympian (Diving)
Kristina Kiss, 2008 Olympian (Soccer)
Katie Brambley 2000 Olympian (Swimming)
Bill Meyer, 1984 Olympian (Water Polo)
Sharon Donnelly, 2000 Olympian (Triathlon)
Mike Brown, 2004 and 2008 Olympian (Swimming)
Hugh Fraser, 1976 Olympian (Athletics)
Alex Bruce, 2012 Olympic Team nominee (Badminton)
Ken Pereira, 2000 and 2008 Olympian (Field Hockey)
Dana Rice, 1984 Olympian (Bobsleigh)
Martha Deacon, Canadian Olympic Committee Board Member
Dimitri Soudas, Executive Director, Communications,  Canadian Olympic Committee

WHEN:   Saturday, June 23, 2012
Celebrity breakfast: 8 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 9:50 a.m.
Olympic Fair: 10a.m. – 3 p.m.

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

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