St. Johns to be part of Olympic celebration festival event

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The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are coming to St. John's and four other Canadian communities - Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Quebec City - in February as part of the CTV Olympic Celebration featuring a free, one-day festival-style event.
According to a news release, the events have been created by Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, and are hoped to deliver to Canadians a unique Olympic Games experience.
The CTV Olympic Celebration will begin in both Calgary and Winnipeg (Saturday, Feb. 13) before moving to Toronto (Saturday, Feb. 20), St. John's (Friday, Feb. 26) and Quebec City (Saturday, Feb. 27).
Each free event will feature live performances from some of Canada's top musical acts, interactive Olympic- and Paralympic-themed sport zones, cultural pavilions, hospitality zones, and large video screens showcasing CTV's and RDS's live coverage of the 2010 Winter Games.
The headline musical acts for the CTV Olympic Celebration include Simple Plan in Calgary, The Waking Eyes in Winnipeg, Barenaked Ladies in Toronto, Sam Roberts Band in St. John's and a triple bill in Quebec City featuring David Usher, Les Trois Accords and Annie Villeneuve.
As part of each event, the CTV Olympic Celebration will provide a variety of on-site entertainment activities including winter sports simulators, the Canadian Olympic Team Winter Gaming Zone, The Globe and Mail Front Page Photo Area, the Olympic Winter Games Theatre, and the Leave Your Mark Canada Zone where individuals can help take part in creating a Canadian flag by dipping their thumb in red ink and placing it on the flag.
The Celebrations will also include the Olympic and Paralympic Athlete Celebration Tent, where attendees will have the opportunity to sign a congratulatory card for Canada's 2010 Olympians and Paralympians.
Additional musical acts for each CTV Olympic Celebration event will be announced in the coming weeks.
In St. John's, the event will take place Friday, Feb. 26 at the Mile One Centre and St. John's Convention Centre from 1 p.m. to midnight.

Organizations: Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, Barenaked Ladies, Globe and Mail Games Theatre

Geographic location: St. John's, Calgary, Winnipeg Toronto Quebec City Canada Vancouver 2010 Olympic Front Page Photo Area

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  • Anon
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Sam Roberts? *groans*

    Either Mile one Brings some decent musical talent to st. johns or the government lets us smoke pot again so we can actually stomach Sam Roberts.

    laMe with a capital M

  • Townie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Great to have a part in the Olympics, but who is going to pay for the event - the City which just seems to want to increase taxes every chance it gets or the Province that is now talking about a $300 million dollar deficit.

  • Anon
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Sam Roberts? *groans*

    Either Mile one Brings some decent musical talent to st. johns or the government lets us smoke pot again so we can actually stomach Sam Roberts.

    laMe with a capital M

  • Townie
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Great to have a part in the Olympics, but who is going to pay for the event - the City which just seems to want to increase taxes every chance it gets or the Province that is now talking about a $300 million dollar deficit.