Media Advisory: Canadian Winter Olympians receive red and white salute Toronto style|
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Mayor Mel Lastman, the Canadian Olympic Association and residents of Toronto
will be joined by incredible Toronto entertainment for a Red and White Salute
to the 2002 Canadian Winter Olympic and Paralympic Teams.
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.
11:00 am Dairy Farmers of Canada Press Briefing (rotunda)
11:30 am Toronto's Olympic Salute
11:30 am R & B classic band Robbie Lane and the Disciples
12:00 pm Trampoline act
12:05 pm Jim Thompson, Canadian Olympic Association
12:08 pm Award-winning hip hop artist, Maestro
12:28 pm Mayor Mel Lastman
12:30 pm Canadian tenor Michael Burgess
12:32 pm Mayor's presentation
12:35 pm Curt Harnett interviews athletes
12:52 pm Trampoline act
12:57 pm Up and coming alt-rock band, Grindig
1:10 pm Trampoline act
1:14 pm Robbie Lane and the Disciples
2002 Winter Olympians in attendance:
Women's Bobsleigh pilot Christina Smith; Freestyle skiers Andy Capicik, Bradley
Tami and silver medallist Veronica Brenner; Women's hockey gold medal winners
Therese Brisson, Cherie Piper, Cheryl Pounder and Vicky Sunohara; Alpine slalom
skiing gold medallist Chris Williamson; Sledge hockey team members Paul Rosen,
Bradley Bowen, Billy Bridges, Rod Lagace, Todd Nicholson and Graeme Murray;
Downhill skier Edi Podivinsky and Skeleton slider Michelle Kelly
BACKGROUND: The Olympic Salute is a chance for everyone in the Toronto region
to gather and celebrate their national pride by honouring the 2002 Canadian
Winter Olympic Team and the 2002 Canadian Winter Paralympic Team.
Parking for electronic media must be pre-arranged. For accreditation, check in
at the media desk on-site.