November 20, 2013

ALBERTA TO HOST 2014 CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE

CALGARY – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee unveiled the Province of Alberta as the host of the 2014 Celebration of Excellence. The multi-city event will begin with a Block Party in Banff on January 11, 2014 to honour the Canadian athletes heading to Sochi for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Post-Sochi, Olympians will be honoured by Prime Minister Harper and all parliamentarians in the House of Commons in Ottawa on April 30, 2014. Olympians will then participate in week-long community events in Edmonton and Calgary, culminating in the Heroes Parade and the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony in Calgary on May 2, 2014.

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Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut announces Alberta as the host province of 2014 Celebration of Excellence.
Photo credit: Mike Ridewood

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Two-time Olympian, three-time Olympic medallist and London 2012 Chef de Mission, Mark Tewksbury, addresses the crowd as an Athlete Ambassador for the 2014 Celebration Excellence announcement in Calgary.
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Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi addresses the crowd at the 2014 Celebration Excellence announcement in Calgary.
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London 2012 Chef de Mission, Mark Tewksbury; Alberta Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Richard Starke; Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi; Banff’s Mayor Sorensen, Canadian Olympic Committee President, Marcel Aubut and Canadian Olympic Foundation Board Member, Doug Mitchell unveil the Banff Block Party logo at the 2014 Celebration of Excellence announcement in Calgary.
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Two-time Olympian, Vancouver 2010 Olympic silver medallist, Helen Upperton; London 2012 Chef de Mission Mark Tewksbury; Alberta Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation Richard Starke; Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi; Banff’s Mayor Sorensen; Canadian Olympic Committee President, Marcel Aubut and Canadian Olympic Foundation Board Member, Doug Mitchell at the 2014 Celebration of Excellence announcement in Calgary.
Photo credit: Mike Ridewood

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