Olympians in Winnipeg for Gold Medal Plates

Media Advisory

September 30, 2014

 Funds raised for the Canadian Olympic Foundation will directly benefit Canada’s Olympians

WINNIPEG – On Thursday, October 2, 2014, Olympians will attend Gold Medal Plates in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Held in ten cities across Canada in 2014, Gold Medal Plates features the premier chefs in each city in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team, and subsequently nation-wide at the Canadian Culinary Championships. Net proceeds from the event support high-performance athletes through programs such as Own the Podium.

In addition, Olympians will visit patients, families and staff at Ronald McDonald House Manitoba in Winnipeg.

Media are invited to attend for photo and interview opportunities.

Visit to Ronald McDonald House Manitoba:

WHEN:      Thursday, October 2, 2014
1:00pm – 2:30pm CST

WHERE:    Ronald McDonald House Manitoba
566 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0G7

WHO:        Donna McCannell (Keating), Sapporo 1972, Speed skating
Janine Hanson, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rowing
Wanda Guenette, Atlanta 1996, Volleyball

Gold Medal Plates:

WHEN:      Thursday, October 2, 2014
5:45 p.m. CST

WHERE:    RBC Convention Centre
375 York Ave
                       Winnipeg, Manitoba


Rhiannon Leier, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Swimming
Michelle Sawatzky-Koop, Atlanta 1996, Volleyball
Jill Officer, Sochi 2014, Curling
Dawn McEwen, Sochi 2014, Curling
Kaitlyn Lawes, Sochi 2014, Curling
Donna McCannell (Keating), Sapporo 1972, Speed skating
Janine Hanson (Stephens), Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rowing
Kirsten Wall, Sochi 2014, Curling
Jennifer Botterill, Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006,
Vancouver 2010, Ice Hockey
Chandra Crawford, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014,
Cross-Country Skiing
Doreen McCannell (Botterill), Innsbruck 1964, Grenoble 1968,
Speed skating
Olya Ovtchinnikova, Beijing 2008, Fencing
Riley Mants (West), Atlanta 1996, Swimming
Sue Holloway, Montreal 1976, Innsbruck 1976, Moscow 1980,
Los Angeles 1984, Canoe-Kayak/Cross-Country Skiing
Fiona Smith-Bell,Nagano 1998, Ice Hockey
Susan Auch, 1994 Lillehammer, 1998 Nagano, 1988 Calgary,
Speed Skating


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Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office:          

Marc-André Plouffe, Executive Director, Communications
Tel: 514-861-5487 / Cell: 416-428-0572

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