Media Advisory: Olympic-sized Lessons About Working With Government


OTTAWA - How did an event with over 2,600 participants from 82 nations participating in 86 events at a projected operating cost of $1.76 billion, and $580 million of Canadian taxpayer money invested in venues, manage to successfully navigate all levels of government to achieve such success? Was it a fluke? Should Canada be in the business of hosting large events like the Olympics?

John Furlong, Vanoc CEO will deliver "A Vision Too Far? Lessons from the Games that Changed Canada" at the Public Policy Forum's fifth annual Gordon Osbaldeston Lecture. Mr. Furlong will explore the challenges that he experienced organizing the Olympics and outline the many lessons to be learned from it.

Limited media availability pre-event and media welcome to attend. Audio recording will be available post-event.

Event occurs at the NAC in the Panorama Room.

Reception - 5 pm
Welcoming remarks and dinner - 6:15 pm
John Furlong speech - 7:30 pm

The Public Policy Forum is an independent, non partisan organization dedicated to improving the quality of governance in Canada.


For further information or to attend:
Caitlin Kealey, Director of Communications
Public Policy Forum