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Banff To Host Olympic Block Party — And George Will Be There
November 21, 2013
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Look like a nice place for a party? (Photo: Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka)

Who doesn't love a good party? Before our athletes ship out to Sochi, the Canadian Olympic Committee will throw them the official Canadian Olympic Team Block Party in Banff, Alberta — and George will be hosting. The festivities, which are open to the public, will take place on January 11 right on Banff Avenue, and will include performances by a pair of Juno-winning bands: The Sheepdogs, from Saskatoon, and The Arkells, from Hamilton.

“Like many Canadians, we’ll be watching our athletes compete in the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi so we’re thrilled to be part of the Banff Block Party next January,” said Ewan Currie of the Sheepdogs in a statement. “We’ll make sure to give them the send-off they deserve.”

Last time round, for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the party took place on the streets of Toronto, and featured music from Hedley.

“I am thrilled that Banff will be sending off our Canadian Olympic Team in style,” said Karen Sorensen, Mayor of Banff. “I want to invite Canadians from across the country to make their way to Banff in January to celebrate with our community.”

For more information, head over to the website of the Canadian Olympic Committee.


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