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Olympic luge athletes slide into downtown core to challenge corporate calgary to start competition

Olympians to hold start races, demonstrations while launching t-shirt fundraising campaignCanada's top male and female luge athletes will wear their own suits when they
slide into the downtown core to face corporate Calgary in a start competition on Stephen Avenue, Wednesday, August 13, 2007, at 11:30 a.m.

Led by each of the nation's Olympic luge athletes, members of the Canadian Luge Team will set up two training ramps to put on a start demonstration, and challenge corporate Calgary to some fun head-to-head street racing over the lunch hour.

The Canadian team will also be exchanging their sliding skills for sales tactics as they'll be dressing Calgarians in national team Karbon t-shirts in an effort to raise additional funds for the Canadian Luge Association's high-performance sliding programs. The t-shirts, which have the national team logo on it, are being sold at the event for $25, and come in a variety of adult and youth sizes.

WHO: Olympic Luge Athletes
Canadian Luge Team (senior and junior teams)

WHERE: Stephen Avenue Walk in Front of Scotiabank
240, 8th Avenue S.W.
Calgary

WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2007
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

MEDIA: There will be strong photo opportunities. Media and public will be given an opportunity to race head-to-head against national team athletes.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Chris Dornan
Media and Public Relations
Canadian Luge Association
T: 403-247-5423
E-mail: pqbeana@pbqn.pn