Edmonton 2005 World Masters Games

Edmonton 2005 World Masters Games

March 21, 2005 14:00 ET

Fort McMurray Masters Athletes Invited to be a Part of the World's Largest International Multi-Sport Event


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FOR: EDMONTON 2005 WORLD MASTERS GAMES

MARCH 21, 2005 - 14:00 ET

Fort McMurray Masters Athletes Invited to be a Part of
the World's Largest International Multi-Sport Event

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2005) - Today, Edmonton 2005
World Masters Games oganizers made a stop in Fort McMurray as part of a
road show to rally participation and invite Fort McMurray's citizens to
come to the Games.

The Games, to be hosted in Edmonton July 22 - 31, 2005, promise
recreational and elite athletes, 25 years of age and older, a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a world-class sport
experience. The Games were created with a vision of promoting sport for
life among Masters athletes of all skill levels.

"We're aiming to attract 16,000 athletes from 100 countries to compete
in 27 sports over 10 days of competition," says Barry Anderson,
Executive Director of the Edmonton 2005 World Masters Games. "Everyone
from past Olympians like Diane Jones-Konihowski, to the weekend warriors
who are stepping up to compete in an international competition for the
very first time will be competing in the Games this summer." Already
more than 10,000 athletes from 59 countries have registered for the
Games.

Athletes pay $185 to take in all of the competition and festivities
associated with an international sporting event - opening and closing
ceremonies, street party and other free nightly entertainment, a
backpack filled with giveaways and free transit service throughout the
city. Registration closes May 20, 2005.

"Not only will you have the chance to compete against athletes from
around the world, these Games offer all of the pageantry expected of a
major competition," adds Anderson. "The event presents a festival-like
atmosphere where athletes who are serious about their sport have some
serious fun, too. It's an event you won't want to miss."

To register for the Edmonton 2005 World Masters Games visit
www.2005worldmasters.com, or call the Games office at 780-822-2005.

Editors Note:

- Edmonton 2005 World Masters Games Backgrounder enclosed.
http://www2.ccnmatthews.com/database/fax/2000/ed2005ab.pdf

- Masters athletes who reside in your city available upon request.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Edmonton 2005 World Masters Games
    Barry Anderson
    Executive Director
    (780) 822-2101
    or
    Edmonton 2005 World Masters Games
    Thelma Scammell
    Communications
    (780) 822-2135
    Email: thelma.scammell@edmonton.ca
    Website: www.2005worldmasters.com