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Watch LIVE: Canadian Olympic mascot to be unveiled in Hamilton

12/06/2013 10:28 EST | Updated 02/05/2014 05:59 EST
The Canadian Olympic team mascot will be introduced today in Hamilton.

You can watch the entire event live on this page.

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We'll meet the mascot at 1:30 p.m. ET at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School.


 
Later in the evening, the mascot will also be part of the official Tree of Hope lighting ceremony at Gore Park in downtown Hamilton. Olympians Cheryl Pounder (hockey), Sami Jo Small (hockey) and Jason Burnet (trampoline) will be there too. In total, the three have won six medals for Canada.

The three mascots and a sidekick for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were inspired by traditional First Nations creatures. Pachi the Porcupine will represent Toronto and Hamilton as the official mascot for the 2015 Pan American Games.

Did you know "Pachi" is derived from a Japanese phrase meaning "clapping with joy?" And, Pachi includes 41 multicoloured quills to represent all nations competing at the Games. So now you know.

The CBC has been awarded the broadcast rights for Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.

If all the Olympic talk has you excited, here are a few links that will help keep you up to date on the latest Olympic news:

- Curling: Brad Jacobs clinches spot in final at Roar of the Rings

- Skating: Patrick Chan settles for silver in ISU Grand Prix Final

- Hockey: Matt Duchene among 10 players on Team Canada bubble

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