VANCOUVER (February 20, 2020) – On Saturday, February 22, 2020, legendary Olympians and Paralympians will hold media availabilities at the Vancouver 2010 10th Anniversary Celebration Festival presented by RBC, Bell, Hudson’s Bay and Petro Canada at Jack Poole Plaza. 

Organized by the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the free fan festival, held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT will be filled with activities including Olympic and Paralympic athlete meet and greets, sport demonstrations, main stage programming and face painting. 

At 5:30 p.m. PT the spirit of the Games will be reignited through a ceremonial cauldron lighting and a live musical performance by three-time JUNO Award-winning artist Lights, who will be debuting her remix set for her Vancouver audience.

Media are invited for interview, photo and b-roll opportunities. Please RSVP to Josh Su at jsu@olympic.ca.

RUN OF SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

11:00 – Welcome address and land acknowledgement
11:10 – Vancouver 2010 Highlight: Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Game
12:00 – Media Availability #1 (Olympic Cauldron)
12:40 – Game: Athlete Minute to Win It
13:50 – Game: Athlete Heads Up
14:15 – Media Availability #2 (Olympic Cauldron)
15:10 – Vancouver 2010 Highlight: Live commentary from Clara Hughes on performance
15:20 – Vancouver 2010 Highlight: Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game
16:00 – Media Availability #3 (Olympic Cauldron)
16:40 – Game: Summer vs. Winter Athlete Trivia
17:15 – Media Availability #4 (Olympic Cauldron)
17:20 – Performance: Coastal Wolf Pack
17:35 – Olympic Cauldron Lighting Ceremony
17:50 – Performance: Lights [Remix Set]

WHO (VANCOUVER 2010):

Media Availability #1

Dasha Atkins
Guillaume Bastille
Anastasia Bucsis
Mathieu Giroux
Trevor Morrice
Heather Moyse
Jason Myslicki
Kristi Richards
Kelsey Serwa
Christopher Spring
Neville Wright

Media Availabilities #2-4

Alexandre Bilodeau
Colette Bourgonje
Billy Bridges
Ian Cockerline
Josh Dueck
Sam Edney
Jenn Heil
Clara Hughes
Jessica Levins
Hervé Lord
Lucas Makowsky
Eric Mitchell
Denny Morrison
Christine Nesbitt
Mercedes Nicoll
Maelle Ricker
Joannie Rochette
Jamie Stirling
Tania Vicent
Tristan Walker

WHERE:

Jack Poole Plaza
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
V6C 3L5

Note: Vancouver 2010 video highlights and the performance by Lights [Remix] CANNOT be recorded on video. Still images from the Celebration Festival will be made available for editorial use. Please contact Josh Su (jsu@olympic.ca) for more information.

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COC MEDIA CONTACTS:

Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
C: 647-464-4060
E: jsu@olympic.ca 

Photi Sotiropoulos, Director, Communications and Media Relations
C: 416-476-9174
E: psotiropoulos@olympic.ca