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2010 Winter Olympics Designer Creates Vancouver Outgames Medals!

Released: Thursday June 30, 2011 (Vancouver, B.C.) - Vancouver 2011 Outgames
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The Vancouver 2011 Outgames is honoured to have renown local artist Corinne Hunt design the athletic medals for the Sports element of the upcoming Vancouver 2011 Outgames being held July 25-31st 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Corrine was the co-designer of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Medals and her background is Komoyue Heritage on Vancouver Island. Her work is contemporary in nature, reflecting her diverse interests and passions. Corrine was recently awarded the Aboriginal Achievement Award for the Arts.

Corinne incorporated the Outgames theme of Sea, Land and Sky and states "The design for the Outgames Medal incorporates the beauty of the west coast environment, the sea/orca, the land/wolf's tail and the sky/raven". The illustrator who brought Corinne’s vision to its’ final stage is Carol Weaver one of B.C’s most talented illustration and graphic designers.   www.carolweavercreative.com .

Barb Snelgrove, Communications Director of the Vancouver 2011 Outgames states, "Corrine Hunt has captured the Outgames theme of land, sea and air beautifully and with these medals, each winning competitor will go home with not only a record of their achievement, but a work of art crafted by one of Canada’s most gifted artists."

Corinne Hunt's Outgames medal design can be viewed at this link: http://on.fb.me/jRX9Q9

ABOUT THE OUTGAMES

The 2nd GLISA North America Outgames Vancouver 2011 involves multi-sport elements supported by GLISA (International Sports Association of North America) Human Rights Conference and Cultural celebrations. Thousands of athletes and participants from across North America and the world will be in Vancouver for the 2nd Annual GLISA North America 2011 Vancouver Outgames taking place July 25 – 31, 2011. The first World Outgames were held in Montreal in 2006 and had more than 12,000 participants in the three-day human right conference, 35+ sporting events and 12 days of cultural activities.  Since then, Outgames events have taken place in Copenhagen, Denmark and Wellington, New Zealand.  The first North America Outgames was held in Calgary in 2007.(GC)

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