ISSUE: 5 February 27, 2008
TEAM ALBERTA STARTS MEDAL COUNT!
Alberta’s Alpine Team kicked off the Games
Wednesday by winning 4 medals! The first (of
many) medals at the 2008 Games were awarded
in the Alpine Giant Slalom event. Congratula-
tions to all members of the team, who skied ex-
ceptional races today. In Wednesday’s medal
count were Alyssa Hatton-GOLD, Ambyr Lin-
don-GOLD, Chris Doty-SILVER and Andrew
While they were having such great successes on
the hill, the Alpine team was also spending the
day with a filming crew from TSN. So be sure to
keep an eye out for a team profile coming soon on Gold medalist, Andrew Schur discussing the
TSN. race with head coach, Theresa Garagan and
Congratulations on the successful day, Alpine. team manager, Jodi Flanagan.
Just a reminder that we are putting together a
Jostens Memory Book with the help of one of
the team moms. If you are getting pictures
throughout the Games, please forward them on
to Katie’s mom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are also invited to submit your photos to
email@example.com to have them
included in an upcoming newsletter or added to
the Team Alberta website.
If you have any success stories of which you are
especially proud, you can also pass them along The Red Deer curling team played divisioning rounds
to Kim to have them included in a copy of the Wednesday, and have been placed in the Sugi Division.
daily newsletter. Thursday Thursday
TEMPERATURE -17°C -11°C
CONDITION Mainly sunny
P.O.P. 20% 0%
WIND NW 5km/h SW 10km/h
HUMIDITY 53% 51%
Grande Prairie’s floor hockey team had
plenty of support on hand
during divisioning rounds. Let me win.
But if I cannot win,
Let me be brave in the attempt.
During their down time from practicing and
competing, some of the athletes have had the
opportunity to visit some sights around Que-
bec City. A couple of the more popular places
to visit are the Plains d’Abraham, Old Quebec
and le Chateau Frontenac. Just driving down
the street and seeing the many old buildings is
even interesting. Other day trips have also
included walks to nearby souvenir shops for
friends and family back home.
A common conversation here has been the
snow banks - they’re actually higher than the
first story of some homes. Thank goodness we
don’t have to shovel the sidewalks here!
Hopefully everyone gets a chance to get out
there and experience this beautiful city. Even
the public transit system has been a great ex-
perience for athletes on the team. It’s a great
way to see a few sights and maybe meet some
local people and share an interesting story or
two. Have fun!
WHAT’S ON FOR THURSDAY?
ALPINE - Slalom
Divisioning will run in the morning, with 1st Race set to begin at 12:30pm, 2nd race at 1:30pm.
They hit the track for divisioning starting with the 100M at 10:00am. Males will also run the 2.5Km
at 1:00pm. **The 1KM divisioning race that was scheduled for 11:00am has been cancelled.
Red Deer has two games scheduled at 10:30am and 3:30pm.
There is no figure skating competition scheduled. Athletes will spend the day resting up and preparing
for Friday’s competition.
Grande Prairie plays at 10:00am on Floor #2 and then at 12:00pm on Floor #1.
Edmonton will play games at 11:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm. All games are on Floor #1.
Snowshoeing has a number of divisioning races today. Here are the expected start times for their
events: 100M 9:00am-11:00am, 200M 1:30pm-3:30pm, 800M 3:30pm-4:45pm.
Speed skaters are on the ice at 9:15am, with expected divisioning event order of 500M, 222M. Men’s
3000M final is also scheduled, with an approximate start time of 10:00am-10:30am.
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