Media Opportunity During Exercise Strong Contender

Media Advisory / January 19, 2017

EDMONTON – The media are invited to attend opening ceremonies and athletic competitions from Monday, January 23 to Friday, January 27 at CFB Edmonton as part of Exercise STRONG CONTENDER.

When:  Opening ceremonies Monday, January 23, at 07:30 a.m.  Sporting events start daily at 8:00 a.m.

Where:  Opening Ceremonies at Edmonton Garrison Twin Rinks (Arena)

What:  Ex STRONG CONTENDER promotes friendly competition and esprit de corps through a variety of sports. This year, teams from all 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group major and minor units will field teams and compete in Ball Hockey, Basketball, Curling, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Tactical Athletics, Volleyball, and Powerlifting.

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Note to Editors:  Media interested in attending the opening ceremonies should plan to arrive well before the start of the ceremony as there will be an increase in traffic and limited parking.

Contact Info: Captain Brian Kominar, Public Affairs Officer, (780) 973-4011 ext 8144 or

Regular updates on results and standing will be made on the 1 CMBG Facebook page and photos will be available via Flickr as the week progresses.

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