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HRM Commonwealth Bid Team Returns to Halifax
(Thursday, December 15/05)-- Mayor Peter Kelly, Amateur Sports Minister Rodney MacDonald, Fred MacGillivray, Chair of the HRM 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee, and members of the bid team are expected to arrive from Toronto at Halifax International Airport later this afternoon.
Premier John Hamm is scheduled to meet the delegation at approximately 5:45 p.m. at the main domestic arrivals gate.
Officials will be available for an informal news conference following the photo-op at the arrivals lounge.
Halifax beat out three Ontario cities for the Canadian bid: Hamilton, Ottawa, and York Regional Municipality. Now, Halifax faces competition from Glasgow, Scotland, and Abuja, Nigeria, to host the Commonwealth Games. That decision will be made in the fall of 2007 in Sri Lanka.
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