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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Saluting our 2010 Olympians and Paralympians

Calgarians are invited to join The City of Calgary and the Alberta Government dignitaries to a public celebration at Olympic Plaza on April 5 at noon to honour our 2010 Olympians, Paralympians, coaches and technical officials who represented Canada at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

“Calgarians were very proud and excited from the torch relay to the Olympic games and this is an opportunity to acknowledge these local athletes,” said Catherine Humeny. The City’s Coordinator of Citizen Recognitions. “The athletes spent many years in training, enhancing their skills and they now represent Canada at the games - it’s a pinnacle event for them and they should be recognized.”

The Olympic and Paralympic Salute is hosted by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation on behalf of the Government of Alberta in partnership with The City of Calgary and the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary.

Date: Monday, April 5

11 a.m. – Salute begins with interactive displays and live entertainment
12 noon – Public presentation to Alberta’s Olympians and Paralympians

Location: Olympic Plaza, 222 8th Avenue S.E., Calgary

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