Thursday, July 29, 2010

GayWhistler & Air New Zealand Welcomes Out Olympic Speed Skater Blake Skjellerup to Vancouver Pride 2010

Get a free cuddle and enter to win airfare tickets to Sydney, Australia

What: Air New Zealand and GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE are hosting Blake Skjellerup, a New Zealand Olympian from the 2010 Games, at the Air New Zealand booth during Vancouver Pride 2010.

Stop by the Air New Zealand booth to learn about the new SkycouchTm , also known as the "cuddle class," and receive a FREE cuddle. Cuddlers can also enter to win two return economy tickets to Mardi Gras in Sydney, Austraila in March 2011. For complete terms and conditions visit: www.airnewzealand.ca/Pride2010

Who: Air New Zealand and Blake Skjellerup, New Zealand short-track speed skater and 2010 Olympian

When: 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday, August 1, 2010

Where: Sunset Beach Pride Festival
1433 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC
Booth # S69



Why: Air New Zealand is joining forces with GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE to host New Zealand athlete, Blake Skjellerup, to Vancouver for Pride 2010. Skjellerup competed in the 2010 Olympics in short track speed skating, and is the first athlete from the 2010 Games to come out.

"Who could pass up a free cuddle with Blake Skjellerup?" said Roger Poulton, Vice President, The Americas. "Air New Zealand celebrates people from all walks of life, reflecting our country's diversity-embracing nature . Returning for our 4th year, we are proud to be involved again in this year's Pride."


PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Blake Skjellerup, 2010 Olympic speed skater
Melanie Macauley, Air New Zealand Advertising Manager
"Nothing to Hide" Pride 2010 Air New Zealand models



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