June 06, 2005 23:59 ET

Media Advisory - Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee Announces National Partner in the Oil and Gas Category

CALGARY--(CCNMatthews - June 6) - The Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and Petro-Canada invite media to join several hundred Petro-Canada employees, special guests and Olympic and Paralympic athletes at an employee rally to announce VANOC's National Partner in the Oil and Gas category.

    When:              Monday, June 6, 2005
                       11:00 a.m. (MST)

    Where:             Petro-Canada Centre - West lobby
                       111 - 5th Avenue SW

    Media who are unable to attend may listen only to the announcement via

    Dial in No.:       (416) 406-4206 or 1-866-546-6145
    Confirmation No.:  3155805

    In attendance will be John Furlong, chief executive officer of VANOC;
Ron Brenneman, president and chief executive officer of Petro-Canada; and the
following Olympic and Paralympic champions:

    -   Mark Tewksbury (swimming);
    -   Catriona Le May Doan (speed skating);
    -   Lauren Woolstencroft (downhill skiing); and
    -   Brian McKeever (cross country skiing, biathlon).

VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Whistler will host the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. VANOC's marketing program is focused on securing mutually rewarding partnerships with shared values to generate sufficient revenue to host successful Winter Games in 2010 and to leave a financial legacy for sport.

Petro-Canada is one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies, operating in both the upstream and the downstream sectors of the industry in Canada and internationally. Its common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PCA and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PCZ.

Contact Information

  • Tina Garstad
    Hill & Knowlton
    (403) 268-7853