Celebrate our Olympians in downtown Oakville this Saturday, September 15

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – for immediate release

Celebrate our Olympians in downtown Oakville this Saturday, September 15

Join in the excitement and meet your favourite athletes

It’s time to give Oakville’s 2012 Olympic heroes a standing ovation! Come out and join the celebration this Saturday, September 15 in downtown Oakville.

“What a great way to show your hometown pride for Oakville’s Olympic athletes,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “This is a big thank you to our athletes who showed a tremendous competitive spirit and were a true inspiration in every way at the London Games.”

The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with a parade along Lakeshore Road starting at Reynolds Street and ending with a reception and autograph session at Centennial Square.

Attending Olympians include Adam van Koeverden, Diana Matheson, Mark Oldershaw and Kyle Jones. Both Douglas Csima and Tera Van Beilen were unavailable to attend, but they will be represented by their parents at the event.

“As a community that is a passionate and proud supporter of recreational sports in Oakville, we hope this celebration will inspire all our athletes to reach for their dreams,” added Mayor Burton. “After all, the young athletes of today may be the Olympians of tomorrow.”

The parade will include temporary rolling road closures along Lakeshore Road. To accommodate “well-wishers” and to ease traffic congestion into the downtown core, Oakville Transit will be offering a free shuttle service from the Oakville GO Station to nearby Centennial Square. Shuttles leave the Oakville GO Station starting at 1 p.m. and depart from the celebration starting at 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. Accessible parking spaces will be available on Church Street.

Centennial Square is located at the corner of Lakeshore Road and Navy Street, in front of the Oakville Public Library and the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

This celebration is proudly supported by our sponsors Ford Motor Company of Canada and Tim Hortons. A special thanks also goes to Budds Group of Car Dealerships, B&B Decals and Robert Boast-Cornish.

For full information about the event visit the celebrate our Olympians page. You can also follow the town on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Media contact:

Michael Mendel
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3788

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Celebrate our Olympians in downtown Oakville this Saturday, September 15