News from Kamloops

March 18, 2014

Don't miss the Journey of Champions!

Kamloops, B.C. - Kamloops is thrilled to welcome home its Olympic competitors and officials after their journey to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Games.

On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Long Blades and PacificSport are hosting a celebration to welcome home our athletes and officials. Join speed skating silver medalist Jessica Hewitt, slalom and alpine skier Elli Terwiel, Dianne Barker, International Technical Official for curling; and Jan Antons, Equipment Manager for the bronze-medaling 2014 Men’s Olympic Sledge Hockey Team, at McArthur Island Olympic Ice Sheet from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

Between 12:00 and 1:00 pm there will be a Celebration Skate with Kamloops dignitaries, local media, Jessica, Elli and Digger, followed by formalities, including hearing from Jessica and Elli on their Olympic experience. Cupcakes and autograph opportunities, as well as the chance to see Jessica’s silver medal, will conclude the first hour.

Afterwards from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, everyone is welcome to strap on a pair of skates and try out speed skating. Bring your own skates, or the Long Blades will have a limited number of skates available to try.             

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Media Contact:
Alex de Chantal, Community and Wellness Event Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3828
adechantal@kamloops.ca

Eryn Barrett, Sport Performance Coordinator
PacificSport Interior BC
250-828-3583
ebarrett@pacificsport.com