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December 29, 2010 15:30 ET

Media Advisory: Players, coaches and delegates to meet at Ottawa's new Chinese Imperial Archway

Bell Capital Cup continues tradition of bringing the world together

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 29, 2010) - The Bell Capital Cup organizing committee is preparing to welcome six of this year's participating teams to the recently opened Chinese Imperial Archway in Ottawa's Chinatown district. On Friday, Dec. 31, players and coaches from three local minor hockey associations will convene with players and coaches from teams representing Beijing – Ottawa's sister city.

Who: Jim Watson, mayor of Ottawa; Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; Cyril Leeder, chairman, Bell Capital Cup and president, Senators Sports & Entertainment; Noel Buckley, president and chief executive officer, Ottawa Tourism; Matt Bennett, general manager, Bell Capital Cup.

Minor Hockey Teams: Kanata Blazers (Peewee House A), Beijing Hokay Iceloong (Peewee House A), Kanata Whalers (Atom House A), Beijing Century Star (Atom House A), Cumberland Knights (Atom House A), Beijing Little Wolf (Atom House A).

What: Photo opportunity and media availability featuring six Bell Capital Cup teams, together in a symbol of friendship and competition in front of the new Chinese Imperial Archway; constructed from April to October 2010 as part of the sister city agreement between the capital cities of Ottawa and Beijing.

Recognized as Ottawa's newest tourist attraction, the Chinese Imperial Archway symbolizes friendship between Canada and China. The 11-metre high structure was completed just over two months ago and marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two nations.The gateway received federal funding under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund and is the biggest of its kind in North America.

When: Friday, Dec. 31, at 1:15 p.m.

Where: Chinese Imperial Archway (Somerset Street, west of Bronson Avenue), in Ottawa's Chinatown district. Somerset Street will be closed to traffic between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., from Cambridge Street to Bronson Avenue.

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