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Fans asked to show Canadian pride for Olympic send-off

The athletics department is encouraging fans to wear red and white clothing or gear with a “Canada” theme to its July 20 reception to show their support for Lancer alumna Melissa Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011).

The runner, Canada’s top-ranked woman in the 800 metre event, will leave for Europe this weekend to begin her journey towards the London Olympic Games. The public is invited to a send-off celebration Friday at 11:45 a.m. in the St. Denis Centre’s multi-purpose room.

Organizers are hoping to help Bishop raise some money for her trip to London, England, and will be offering 8x10 inch commemorative Olympic photographs, signed by Bishop for a donation. All contributions will go directly to offset her Olympic expenses. Fans will also have an opportunity to pose with her and an Olympic torch for their own photographs.

Those unable to attend who still wish to show their support may post a message to Bishop on this comment page, set up by the Alumni Association.

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