Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

September 08, 2011 14:02 ET

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation: Canada's Top High Performance Athletes Assemble in Edmonton

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2011) - Canada's Olympians, Paralympians and top hopefuls gather in Edmonton September 15-18 for the 2011 AthletesCAN Forum, Canada's largest and most inclusive gathering of national team athlete representatives outside of competition. Over 100 delegates, including athlete representatives from over 50 sports, participate in the weekend conference.

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2011 KidsCAN School Day (Official Sports Day in Canada event)

Olympic and Paralympic medalists, 2012 and 2014 hopefuls, and world championship athletes will inspire more than 1500 Edmonton school kids through sport

Date: Thursday, September 15

Interview times: 8:30 to 9 am and 2 to 2:30pm

Venue: Kinsmen Sports Centre

2011 AthletesCAN Forum (Official Sports Day in Canada event)

Date: Friday, September 16

Interview times: 8 to 8:30 am, 12 to 1 pm, 6 to 7 pm

Venue: Westin Edmonton, 2nd floor lobby & meeting space

Athletes confirmed to be in Edmonton include the following:

  • Thomas Hall, Canoe - 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 2012 Olympic hopeful
  • Brian Johns, Swimming - 3-time Olympian, 2012 Olympic Hopeful, World Silver & Bronze Medalist
  • Darcy Marquardt, Rowing - 2-time Olympian, London 2012 Olympic Hopeful
  • Reuben Ross, Diving - 2010 Commonwealth Games Champion, 2008 Olympian, 2012 Hopeful
  • Kyle Miller, Lacrosse - 2006 World Champion, 2008 Olympic Torch Bearer, Cancer survivor
  • Jeff Pain, Skeleton - 2010 Olympian, 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, World Champion
  • Alexandra Orlando, Rhythmic Gymnastics - 2008 Olympian, Commonwealth & Pan Am Champion
  • Philippe Gagnon, Swimming - 3-time Paralympic Champion & 2000 Paralympic Silver medalist
  • Craig Buntin, Figure Skating - 2006 Olympian, 3-time Canadian Champion
  • Jeane Lassen, Weightlifting - 2008 Olympian, World Championship Bronze, Pan Am Champion
  • Nicole Forrester, High Jump - Olympian, 7-time CDN Champion, Commonwealth/Pan Am Medalist
  • Katy Murdoch, Swimming - London 2012 Olympic Hopeful
  • Rob Derman, Skeleton - 2014 Olympic Hopeful

For a complete list of athletes and event details, visit:
http://www.athletescan.com/news-events/annual-forum-page/media-advisory/

Media Accreditation

Media is invited to apply for accreditation at www.athletescan.com/news-events/annual-forum-page/media-accreditation/ to attend the above events.

Web: www.athletescan.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/30454556157/

Twitter: @AthletesCAN, YouTube: YouTube.com/athletescan

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