to host Canada's Olympians before Sochi Games.
BANFF, AB - Banff is hosting the
send-off party for Canada’s Olympians headed to Sochi for the 2014 Winter
The Canadian Olympic Committee
announced the host cities for the Celebration of Excellence 2014 today in
Calgary, with Mayor Karen Sorensen in attendance.
"I am excited to announce that next
year’s Celebration of Excellence is coming to beautiful Alberta,” said Marcel
Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee. "Our goal in Sochi is to contend
for the top spot in total medals won, and I know our athletes will be giving
the residents of Alberta and Canadians across our great country so much to
The Canadian Olympic Team Block
Party will happen Saturday, January 11, 2014 on Banff Avenue, hosted by CBC’s
George Stroumboulopoulos, with performances from the top bands, The Sheepdogs
and The Arkells.
""Banff could not be more proud to
host the block party for the Canadian Olympic Team, Mayor Sorensen said. "We
invite all Canadians to join us on Banff Avenue to ensure our athletes receive
a resounding send-off heard across Alberta and the country, and all the way to
More details on the block party,
including time and tickets, will be available shortly.
The post-Sochi Hall of Fame Gala and
Parade will be hosted by the City of Calgary, and the Heroes Tour, consisting
of school and hospital visits, will be making its way through Calgary and Edmonton.
Proceeds from the Hall of Fame Gala in Calgary will go to the Canadian Olympic
Foundation. The 2012 Hall of Fame Gala in Toronto raised more than $3 million
for high performance sport and athletes in Canada.