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Own The Podium —Media Conference set for 1:30 p.m., June 7 at William Ferguson Elementary School—

CALGARY—A herd of medal-winning high-performance athletes will marry the worlds of sport and art as they charge into a Calgary school to launch a truly Canadian nationwide community outreach campaign with a high-profiled editorial cartoonist on June 7.

After rolling out the details of the unique crusade that will bring Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast with them to start lines around the world, the 16 athletes, representing 11 sports, will get out their sketchbooks and team up with cartoonist, Dave Elston, to conduct an art class with nearly 100 Grade 1 and 2 students at Alex Ferguson Elementary School, June 7, at 1:30 p.m.

Who:          Grades 1 and 2 Students at Alex Ferguson Elementary School

                  Dave Elston – Editorial Cartoonist

                  Athletes in Attendance Include…

                  Jesse Lumsden – Bobsleigh (Burlington, Ont.)

                  Justin Kripps – Bobsleigh (Summerland, B.C.)

                  Melissa Lotholz – Bobsleigh (Barrhead, Alta.)

                  Gilmore Junio- Speed Skating (Calgary)

                  Ivanie Blondin – Speed Skating (Ottawa)

                  Sam Edney – Luge (Calgary)

                  Knute Johnsgaard – Cross-Country Skiing (Whitehorse)

                  Brady Leman – SkiCross (Calgary)

                  Brendan Green – Biathlon (Hay River, N.W.T.)

                  Rosanna Crawford – Biathlon (Canmore, Alta.)

                  Athletes Not in Attendance Include…

                  Brian McKeever – Para-Nordic (Canmore, Alta.)

                  Mark Arendz – Para-Nordic (Hartsville, P.E.I.)

                  Rebecca Johnston – Women’s Hockey (Sudbury, Ont.)

                  Spencer O’Brien – Snowboard (Vancouver)

                  Mirela Rahneva – Skeleton (Ottawa)

                  Ben Coakwell – Bobsleigh (Saskatoon)

Where:       Alex Ferguson Elementary School

                  1704 – 26 Street SW

                  Calgary

When:        Wednesday, June 7

                  1:30 p.m.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Chris Dornan                                            

High Performance Public Relations

T: 403-620-8731