Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

November 26, 2008 14:00 ET

Media Advisory: Release of a Study on the Place of the Two Official Languages at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2008) - The Commissioner of Official Languages is releasing a study on the steps taken by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) to ensure that the Games reflect Canada's linguistic duality.

Mr. John Furlong, VANOC's CEO, Mr. Jacques Gauthier, member of the Board of Directors of VANOC, as well as members of British Columbia's Francophone communities, will be present for the release and will answer questions from the media.

Vancouver, December 2, 2008 - 9:30 a.m.

Commissioner of Official Languages press conference
on the 2010 Olympic Games
Port McNeill Room
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver

The study, entitled Raising Our Game for Vancouver 2010: Towards a Canadian Model of Linguistic Duality in International Sport, will be available on the Office of the Commissioner's Web site at, under the "What's New" section, on December 2 at 9:30 a.m. (Pacific time).

Contact Information

  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
    Robin Cantin
    Manager, Media Relations
    613-995-0374 / Cellular: 613-324-0999
    Toll-free: 1-877-996-6368