TORONTO (June 6, 2018) – On Friday, June 8th 2018, Canadian Olympians will be in Montreal and Richmond to celebrate Olympic Day 2018, providing an opportunity for youth to discover new sports and inspiring them to maintain healthy and active lifestyles.

Media are invited for interview and photo opportunities.

MONTREAL:

Confirmed activations:

Judo, Fencing, Gymnastics, Boccia, Boxing, Waterpolo, Diving, Para-swimming, Synchro, Athletics, Karate 

When:

Friday, June 8, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET 

Where:

INS Québec
4141 Avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal, QC H1V 3N7 

Who:

Philippe Beaudry, Fencing (Beijing 2008, London 2012)
Joëlle Numainville, Cycling (London 2012)
Dori Yeats, Wrestling (Rio 2016)
Etienne Lalonde-Turbide, Fencing (London 2012)
Sandra Lizé (Sydney 2000)
Antoine Valois-Fortier, Judo (London 2012, Rio 2016)
Craig Buntin, Figure Skating (Turin 2006)
Barbara Jardin, Swimming (London 2012)
Nadine Rolland, Swimming (Sydney 2000)

RICHMOND:

In conjunction with the Richmond Olympic Oval and viaSport.

Confirmed activations:

Athletics, Brazilian Soccer, Snowboard, Curling, Baseball , Fencing, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Wheel Chair Basketball, Climbing, Table Tennis, Basketball, Wheel Chair Rugby, Speed Skating, Ringette

When:

Friday, June 8, 2018
9:00 am – 2:00 pm PT 

Where:

Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Road
Richmond, BC V7C 0A2 

Who:

Hilary Caldwell, Swimming (London 2012, Rio 2016)
Jane Channell, Skeleton (PyeongChang 2018)
Scott Dickens, Swimming (Athens 2004, London 2012)
Alexandra Duckworth, Snowboard (Sochi 2014)
Evan Dunfee, Athletics (Rio 2016)
Andre Ho, Table Tennis (London 2012)
Nikola Girke, Sailing (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016)
Krista Guloien, Rowing, Beijing 2008, London 2012
Mercedes Nicoll, Snowboard (Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018)
Manny Sobral, Boxing (Seoul 1988)
Ken Whitehead, Soccer (Montreal 1976)

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Joshua Su, Coordinator, Communications
Canadian Olympic Committee
Tel: 416-324-4303 / Cell: 647-464-4060
Email: jsu@olympic.ca

Photi Sotiropoulos, Director, Communications and Media Relations
Canadian Olympic Committee
Tel: 416-324-4298 / Cell: 416-476-9174
Email: psotiropoulos@olympic.ca

Aran Kay, Program Manager, Marketing & Communications
Richmond Olympic Oval
Tel: 778-296-1441 / Cell: 604-346-7697
Email: akay@richmondoval.ca

Michelle Tice, Communications & Engagement Director
viaSport
Tel: 778-655-1774 / Cell: 604-616-4657
Email: michellet@visasport.ca

Evelyne Déry, Communications, Coordinator
INS Québec
Tel: 514-255-1000 #243 / Cell: 514-668-2968