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Press release from CNW Group

RBC to celebrate rich history of Olympic support by unveiling RBC Olympians Roster

Monday, October 07, 2013

RBC to celebrate rich history of Olympic support by unveiling RBC Olympians Roster

10:00 EDT Monday, October 07, 2013

TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Joined by Canadian Olympians, Paralympians, Canadian Olympic Committee officials and special guests, RBC will announce the names of 47 world-class Canadian athletes who will be part of the RBC Olympians Program from 2013 through 2015.

Continuing its legacy of supporting Canadian amateur athletes, a major component of RBC's Olympic Program is to recruit and hire both current and retired Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Working within RBC offices across the country, and acting as brand ambassadors to bring the Olympic messages of excellence, teamwork, leadership, and commitment to Canadian communities, athletes are provided the opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop the business skills for a career after sport.

Date:   Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time:    9:30 a.m. - Media check-in
10 a.m. - Event commences
*Leave extra travel time for ferry travel over to the island and check in. Ferry departs every 15 minutes*
Location:   Hangar 6- Porter FBO
Billy Bishop Island Airport
2 Eireann Quay, Toronto
Who:   RBC will unveil its new roster of Canadian Olympic & Paralympic athletes while
contrasting their history of support with stories from retired and current Olympic hopefuls
alongside industry notables and Sochi 2014 medal hopefuls including:
Dave McKay, Group Head, Personal and Commercial Banking, RBC
Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee
Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State for Sport
Murray Dowey, member of 1948 RCAF Flyers gold-medal winning hockey team
    30+ RBC Olympians and Paralympians including:
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir - World Figure Skating Champions and Olympic Gold Medalists
Patrick Chan - 3 time World Champion Figure Skater
Jennifer Botterill - 3 time Olympic Gold Medalist, Canadian Women's Hockey Team
Event Visuals:   A historic RCAF plane, the Harvard MK.IV., present to immerse attendees in a historic
Olympic experience in contrast to celebrating the new roster of Olympic and Paralympic


For further information:

Jackie Braden, Communications, RBC, 416 974-1724,

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