OTTAWA (May 4, 2018) – Canada’s PyeongChang 2018 athletes, guides and coaches will be celebrated in Ottawa for their achievements at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games earlier this year. The celebration will include a community event at the University of Ottawa followed by visits to Rideau Hall and Parliament Hill.

Media are invited for photo, b-roll and interview opportunities.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

WHAT:

Team Canada Jumpstart Games. Select Olympians and Paralympians to participate alongside local kids as they rotate through sport activations.

WHEN/WHERE:

10:00 a.m. ET: Opening Ceremony – University Square at the University of Ottawa
10:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET: Sport activations – Montpetit Hall at the University of Ottawa

WHO:

The Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
Local Olympic and Paralympic athletes
Isabelle Charest, Chef de Mission, Canadian Olympic Team
Todd Nicholson, Chef de Mission, Canadian Paralympic Team
Tricia Smith, President, Canadian Olympic Committee
Chris Overholt, CEO and Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee
Karen O’Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Scott Fraser, President, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Note to media: Please RSVP to Joshua Su (jsu@olympic.ca).

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

RIDEAU HALL

WHAT:

Team Canada to visit Rideau Hall, featuring the presentation of the James Worrall Flag Bearer Awards presented by Petro-Canada and distribution of the Olympic and Paralympic rings presented by Teck, Canada’s largest diversified resource company.

WHEN/WHERE:

10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. ET: Athlete procession upon arrival at Rideau Hall
10:30 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. ET: Presentation of rings and awards in front of Rideau Hall
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET: Media availability in front of Rideau Hall

WHO:

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
The Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
PyeongChang 2018 Team Canada athletes and coaches
Isabelle Charest, Chef de Mission, Canadian Olympic Team
Todd Nicholson, Chef de Mission, Canadian Paralympic Team
Tricia Smith, President, Canadian Olympic Committee
Marc-André Fabien, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Chris Overholt, CEO and Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee
Karen O’Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee

PARLIAMENT HILL

WHAT:

Athletes, guides and coaches to be recognized at the House of Commons. Select athletes to be made available for scrums to accredited members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery.

WHEN/WHERE:

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET / Commonwealth Room

WHO:

Select Canadian PyeongChang 2018 athletes to be confirmed.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Canadian Olympic Committee:

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

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

Canadian Paralympic Committee:

Nicole Watts, Manager, Public Relations
Tel: 613-569-4333 x262 / Cell: 613-462-2700
Email: nwatts@paralympic.ca