New Collaboration In Sport To Be Announced

February 3, 2016

OTTAWA (February 3, 2016) -  On February 5, 2016, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, viaSport, Own the Podium and the Province of British Columbia will announce a landmark collaboration in sport.

Media are invited to attend for b-roll, photo and interview opportunities opportunities at the Richmond Olympic Oval.


  • Simon Whitfield, Four-time Olympian, Two-time Olympic medallist, Triathlon
  • Marni Abbott-Peter, Four-time Paralympian, Four-time Paralympic medallist, Wheelchair basketball
  • The Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, British Columbia
  • Tricia Smith, President, Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Gail Hamamoto, Director, Canadian Paralympic Committee Board
  • John Furlong, Chair, Own the Podium
  • Caley Denton, Chair, viaSport


  • February 5, 2016
    9:00 a.m. PST

Media are advised to arrive at 8:45 a.m. PST to set up for b-roll opportunities, to begin at 9 a.m. PST


Richmond Olympic Oval
Richmond Olympic Experience – Legacy Suite
6111 River Road
Richmond, BC V7C 0A2


Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:
Cherry Ye, Program Manager, Media Relations
Cell: 416-427-4341

Canadian Paralympic Committee Media Office:
Allison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Cell: 613-298-4927