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CANADA SET TO HOST ITS FIRST EVER CONGRESS FOR INTERNATIONAL LUGE FEDERATION IN CALGARY JUNE 27-28, 2008

Congress weekend includes seasons first luge recruitment training camp Saturday at 9 a.m.CALGARY—The Canadian Luge Association will host more than 100 dignitaries representing each of the national luge federations from around the world at the 56th annual FIL Congress, June 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary  the first time the event has been held in Canada.

The two-day agenda will include congress motions predominantly concerning rules, regulations and statues.

Elections will also be held for role of chairman of the sport commission (artificial track), along with two members

of the control commission, and for an additional member on the FIL Court of Arbitration.

Canadas Jeff Christie, who was selected by the worlds elite luge athletes to represent them on the International Luge Federation (FIL) - Sport Commission in 2007, will also represent his peers and the Canadian Luge Association to weigh-in on issues and discussions surrounding the luge community.

While the sports leading administrators will be shaping the future of luge this weekend, the Canadian Luge Association will be searching for its next generation of high-performance athletes at its first recruitment camp of the season at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, June 28 at 9 a.m.

The aggressive summer recruitment initiative targets Canadian youth who demonstrate athletic ability to the sport. Athletes will receive an introduction to the sport of luge, and its equipment, prior to participating in a series of dry-land physical testing sessions to showcase agility, flexibility and all-around athletic ability, and a wheel sliding session to build a familiarity on the luge sled.



WHO: International Luge Federation  athletes, coaches, delegates

CLA Recruitment Camp  Canadian youth ages 10 and older





SCHEDULE:

FIL Congress Media Availability with Key Dignitaries

Friday, June 27, 2008

12:30  2 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel  Calgary


CLA Recruitment Camp

Canadian Youth Ages 10 and Older

Ice House  Canada Olympic Park

June 28, 2008  9 a.m.

$25 Registration Fee for Athletes



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