October 6, 2014

OLYMPIANS TO VISIT STUDENTS IN THE LAC-MÉGANTIC REGION

MONTREAL – On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, seven Olympians and the Canadian Olympic Team mascot, Komak, will be visiting some 2,200 students from 14 schools in the Granit Regional County Municipality (RCM) to tell their inspirational stories, share the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect, as well as encourage youth to embrace and maintain healthy and active lifestyles. This initiative is being spearheaded in partnership with “Jouez gagnant!”, a component of the Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport’s Programme Équipe Québec (Team Quebec Program) and Granit Action.

The media are invited to meet the Olympians and VIPs for photo-ops and interviews.

WHO:       Marielle Fecteau, Reeve of the Granit RCM
Colette Roy-Laroche, Mayor of Lac-Mégantic
Evelyne Déry, Program Officer, “Jouez gagnant!”, Institut national
du sport du Québec
Eric Myles, Executive Director, Sport, Canadian Olympic Committee
Sandra Sassine, two-time Olympian, Fencing; Coordinator, Education,
Youth and Community Outreach, Canadian Olympic Committee
Karine Sergerie, two-time Olympian, Beijing 2008 silver medallist, Taekwondo
Francis Luna-Grenier, Beijing 2008, Weightlifting
Philippe Beaudry, two-time Olympian, Fencing
Caroline Calvé, two-time Olympian, Snowboard
Joëlle Numainville, London 2012, Road Cycling
Hugues Fournel, London 2012, Canoe/Kayak
Komak, Canadian Olympic Team mascot

WHEN:      Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Meet the Press
12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m. (ET)

WHERE:     Polyvalente Montignac (regional high school)
Room 1066 (beside the auditorium)
3409, rue de Laval, Lac-Mégantic, Québec
Tel.: 819-583-3023

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Canadian Olympic Committee Press Office:
Marc-André Plouffe, Executive Director, Communications
Tel.: 514-861-5487 / Cell.: 416-428-0572
Email: maplouffe@olympic.ca

“Jouez gagnant!”:
Evelyne Déry, Program Officer, “Jouez gagnant!”
Institut national du sport du Québec
Tel.: 514-255-1000, ext. 243 / Fax: 514 255-1008
Email: equipequebec@insquebec.org

Granit Action: 
Paule Rochette, General Manager, Granit Action
Tel.: 819-583-2351, ext. 4216 / Cell. 819-583-9642
Email: granit@regroupement.quebecenforme.org