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Athletics Canada – MEDIA CONFERENCE ADVISORY
www.2016trials.ca 

Canadian Track and Field Championships and Selection Trials for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

WHAT

The Road to Rio runs through Edmonton from July 7-10 at Foote Field. Canada’s best track and field athletes will try to punch their tickets to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 5-21, or the Paralympics, which will be held in the Brazilian city Sept. 7-18.

WHO

  • Shawn Barber, gold medal, pole vault, 2015 World Championships
  • Derek Drouin, gold medal, high jump, 2015 World Championships
  • Guillaume Ouellet, gold medal, 1,500 metres. 2015 Para Pan Am Games
  • Melissa Bishop, silver medal, 800 metres, 2015 IAAF World Championships
  • Damian Warner, silver medal, decathlon, 2015 World Championships
  • A representative of Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson
  • Peter Ogilvie, TrackTown Canada Executive Director
  • Peter Eriksson, Athletics Canada, Head Coach / Chief Technical Officer

WHEN

 Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE

VIP Tent, near the finish line at Foote Field, South Campus, University of Alberta, 11601-68 Ave.

WHY

A core group of Canada’s world-class track and field team will be available for one-on-one interviews at this media event on the eve of the Trials, which will showcase the young, talented team that won a Canadian record of eight medals at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Beijing.

OTHER MEDIA INFO

  • Media accreditation request form
  • Please note the track and field Olympic Games team nomination will take place in Edmonton immediately following the Trials, Monday July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at City Hall. A separate media advisory will be distributed for this event. 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Lesley MacDonald              
780-884-7972 (C); 780-481-5920 (O)
TrackTown Canada
Lesley@newviewpoint.ca

Jim McDannald                   
514-549-8165
Athletics Canada
jmcdannald@athletics.ca