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Canadian Olympic Committee  – OTTAWA — On behalf of 36 million Canadians from coast to coast to coast, the Government of Canada will be hosting more than 250 Canadian athletes and coaches in Ottawa and Gatineau for a one-day celebration, commemorating their success at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The celebration begins with morning community events with local students and will conclude with an official visit to Parliament Hill.

Media are invited for photo and interview opportunities. The lists of athletes and coaches attending are available below.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – 2 EVENTS

What:
Team Canada athletes will share their Olympic and Paralympic experience with local students and encourage them to be active through various sport demonstrations.

Ottawa:

Where:
University of Ottawa – Montpetit Hall
75 Laurier Ave. E
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

When:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:00 a.m. ET – 9:30 a.m. ET – Opening Ceremony at University Square
9:30 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET – Sport activations at Montpetit Hall

Gatineau:

Where:
Centre sportif de Gatineau – Gymnasium
850 Boulevard de la Gappe
Gatineau, QC J8T 7T7

When:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:00 a.m. ET – 9:30 a.m. ET – Opening Ceremony
9:30 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET – Sport activations

Note: Media interested in interviewing French speaking athletes are encouraged to attend the event in Gatineau.

HOUSE OF COMMONS RECOGNITION

What:
Athletes and coaches will be recognized for their accomplishments at the Rio 2016 Games by all Members of Parliament in the House of Commons. A reception to follow in the Reading Room (237-C).

Select athletes and coaches will be available for scrums following the tribute.

When:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Approximately 3:00 p.m. ET – 4:30 p.m. ET

Where:
House of Commons
Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Note: Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact marc.fortier@parl.gc.ca.

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Contacts

Ashley Michnowski
Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Government of Canada
Mobile: 613-697-8016
ashley.michnowski@canada.ca
 

Cherry Ye
Program Manager, Communications
Canadian Olympic Committee
Phone: 416 324-4123
Mobile: 416 427-4341
cye@olympic.ca
 

Joshua Su
Coordinator, Communications
Canadian Olympic Committee
Phone: 416-324-4303
Mobile: 647-464-4060
jsu@olympic.ca
 

Alison Korn
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 x243
akorn@paralympic.ca
 

Martin Richard
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Phone: 613-569-4333 ext. 224
Mobile: 613-725-4339
mrichard@paralympic.ca