OTR PPT educators June 2009 Schools

Category: Education

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WITH GLOWING HEARTS an invitation to be a part of the journey

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…after 22 years, the Olympic Flame returns to Red Deer …history repeats itself

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Vancouver Olympic Committee 2010 (VANOC) asked The City of Red Deer to host one of nearly 200 Torch Relay community celebrations. On Day 78 of a 106-day journey across Canada, the Torch will arrive in Red Deer We currently have over 40 volunteers planning an event to celebrate: the Torch/Olympics/Olympians our vibrant culture our community spirit and pride It’s an opportunity to showcase our community on the national stage be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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Mark your calendars… January 15, 2010 It’s a four-hour event (the Relay and community celebration) beginning at 5:00 pm. Everyone is invited It’s FREE be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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The torch route in Red Deer (~6.5 kilometres): In compliance with VANOC: specifics of the route cannot be disclosed until closer to the event date We expect: the route to be lined with citizens – cheering on the torchbearers students to be involved in various capacities our citizens---young and old---to be involved/attend be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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DAY 78… from Camrose to Red Deer

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The community celebration: We envision an eclectic winter village atmosphere at the Westerner grounds we expect in excess of 10,000 people will attend We plan to make the event as green as possible: ‘car pool’ admittance – more than 3 passengers/vehicle ‘park-n-ride’ minimal waste be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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Event sponsors: RBC and Coca Cola – national sponsors Their local affiliates are on board: Doug McLean, Regional Vice President, RBC Red Deer Chris Kisinger, Red Deer Bottling be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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Community stakeholders onboard include: The City of Red Deer Westerner Park Red Deer College Red Deer Public and RD Catholic School Boards School participation will involve city schools only as other communities will host events. We continue to seek others! So far… be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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To make this a memorable and historic event, we need YOU We need volunteers: about 500 in total - from security to route management and event helpers Promotions will occur throughout the year Olympic athletes will visit schools with the torch. The Vancouver Olympic and City of Red Deer web sites have Torch Relay information. Banners will be provided to be prominently displayed at the each school be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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This is an ideal opportunity for our students to get involved with the Olympics in Red Deer What do we need from you? Ask all staff to promote the event throughout the year—get involved 30 students and their chaperones will be bussed to the starting point One student from each school will be selected to arrive with the torch Assist with general assemblies in the fall to promote the torch relay Encourage your staff and students to access Olympic resources. Sign up to be a torchbearer. be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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School kits available including activities with the olympic mascots VISIT: www.vancouver2010.com/edu

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Canadian Olympic School Program available to: Inspire your students Inspire your teaching Inspire yourself …bring the Olympic Torch Relay to life in your classroom

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“We have a vision of creating an eclectic winter village atmosphere. It’s a free event and everyone is invited.” – Lyn Radford, Olympic Torch Relay Red Deer Task Force Chair

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