Friday, June 26, 2009

2010 Arctic Winter Games Theme Song Competition Winner to be Announced Monday

Organizers of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games in Grande Prairie are building momentum for the cultural
component of the Games, with the winner of the 2010 Theme Song Competition to be announced at a media conference Monday.

In an effort to capture the International flavor of these unique Northern Games, the competition invited entries from anyone who has spent more than five years living North of the 55th parallel.

After careful consideration by the selection committee, a winner was chosen and will be announced Monday, June 29th at 10:30am, at a Media Conference being held at the Games Office in Ernie’s Sports Plaza in Grande Prairie.

The song itself will remain under wraps for a few more days, and will be performed for the first time as a part of Canada Day celebrations at Muskoseepi Park. Director of Culture Jackie Clayton says the song, entitled ‘Rise Up’, fits the theme of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games ‘Dream Achieve Inspire’ very well.

In keeping with the youth focus of the Games, Wayne Ayling, Chair of Opening and Closing Ceremonies was tasked with ensuring the arrangement of the song had strong appeal to young people. Ayling looked to Shane Seward, a young musician heavily involved with the local music scene to involve other young artists and come up with the arrangement of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games rock anthem.

Media Interviews available:
Monday, June 29, 2009
Games Office in Ernie’s Sports Plaza

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