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CTV Olympic Celebration Comes to Calgary

The Calgary Tower, lit up with the Olympic flame.
The Calgary Tower, lit up with the Olympic flame.
Heidi Drewett

Can’t scratch up the dough to make it to Vancouver for the Olympics this year? No problem: Calgary has got you covered.

On Saturday, February 13th, CTV is hosting a free, family-friendly outdoor event at Olympic Plaza from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The five-city festival is a first in Canada. A cross-country Olympic-themed festival has never been organized before.

Performances by Simple Plan and Calgary favourites, The Dudes and Lindsay Ell are on the agenda. In addition to live coverage of the 2010 Olympic Games on large HD screens, attendees will have the opportunity to peruse cultural pavilions or test their mad skills at several winter sport simulators.

President of Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, Keith Pelley says that “The CTV Olympic Celebration will provide Canadians with a unique and memorable 2010 Winter Games experience.”

Mayor Dave Bronconnier adds that “Calgarians know how the Olympics bring the country together behind our athletes, igniting community spirit and national pride.”

He goes on to express that “It will be exciting to be a part of the 2010 Winter Games opening weekend, connecting Calgarians with Canadians to cheer for our athletes on home turf.”

And indeed, an event that is free, family-friendly and fun gives the F-word a whole new meaning. 

For more information, go to CTV Olympic Celebration.

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