Media Advisory

MAY 22 – OTTAWA –Media are invited to join a member of the Canadian marathon team heading to the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games when he meets with students at Monsignor Paul Baxter School.  The school has the largest contingent of students (110) registered to participate in the Y Kids Marathon in the Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend on Sunday, May 27.

Antigonish, Nova Scotia born Eric Gillis, who will run the Ottawa 10K as part of his Olympic training, will discuss the importance of physical activity and field questions about his training and participation in the upcoming Summer Games.  He will also lead the students in a stretching exercise.

Date:  Thursday, May 24

Time:  Event begins at 10:45 a.m. and will last approximately one hour. Street parking is available.

Speakers:  Jim Robinson, General Manager, Run Ottawa David Dazé, Grade 4 teacher, Monsignor Paul Baxter School Richard Chaplinsky, Principal, Monsignor Paul Baxter School Tosha Rhodenizer, Vice President, Health, Wellness and Family Engagement from the YMCA–‐YWCA National Capital Region

Photo op:  11:30 a.m., Eric will lead the students in a stretching exercise

Location:  Monsignor Paul Baxter School 333 Beatrice Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Information:  Annie Boucher Media Relations Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend 613–‐863–‐3702