TORONTO – The Canadian Olympic Foundation is proud to partner for another year of successful Gold Medal Plates fundraising events. Net proceeds from Friday night’s event in Vancouver will support high performance athletes through programs such as Own the Podium. Some of the Olympic athletes slated to attend the event will also visit two children’s hospital Friday afternoon.

WHAT:        Olympians visit B.C. Children’s Hospital
                   *Photo and media interview opportunities*

WHO:         Jaime-Leanne Cruickshank, Bobsleigh
Joy Fera, Rowing
Dorothy Ludwig, Shooting
Lauren Wilkinson, Rowing
Emily Zurrer, Football
Laura Brown, Cycling
Brian Price, Rowing
Tera Van Beilen, Swimming
Shirley Olafsson, Athletics
Heather MacLean, Swimming

WHEN:     Friday, November 16, 2012
1:00 PM

WHERE:       B.C. Children’s Hospital
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3N1

WHAT:    Olympians visit Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
 *Photo and media interview opportunities*

WHO:             Krista Guloien, Rowing
Darcy Marquart, Rowing
Monica Peterson, Fencing
Kathy Kreiner-Phillips, Alpine Skiing

WHEN:      Friday, Novemebr 16, 2012
1:00 PM

WHERE:  Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
3644 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC
V5M 3E8

WHAT:      Gold Medal Plates Vancouver
 *Photo and media interview opportunities**

WHO:          Davey Barr, Ski Cross
Jeremiah Brown, Rowing
Andrew Byrnes, Rowing
Isabelle Charest, Short Track Speed Skating
Doug Csima, Rowing
Robert Esmie, Athletics
Joy Fera, Rowing
Krista Guloien, Rowing
Kyle Hamilton, Rowing
Blair Horn, Rowing
Adam Kreek, Rowing
Alexa Loo, Snowboard
Darcy Marquardt, Rowing
Erin McLeod, Football
Julia Murray, Ski Cross
Curtis Myden, Swimming
Steve Podborski, Alpine Skiing
Brian Price, Rowing
Maëlle Ricker, Snowboard
Dominic Seiterle, Rowing
Graham Smith, Swimming
Melissa Tancredi, Football
Adam van Koeverden, Canoe-Kayak
Douglas Vanor, Rowing

WHEN:     Friday, November 16, 2012
5:15 PM: VIP Reception
5:45 PM: Early Access to Culinary Competition
8:00 – 10:00 PM: Entertainment and Auction

WHERE:  Westin Bayshore Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, BC
V6G 2V4


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