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ADDING MULTIMEDIA Hockey star John Tavares teams up with Gillette to help Canada put its ‘Game Face’ on for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:16 am EST

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TORONTO
"John Tavares is an elite athlete devoted to excellence and precision in everything he does and we are honored to work with him"

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gillette Canada announced today that it is joining forces with Team Canada Olympic hopeful John Tavares to help Canadians get their ‘game face’ on in support of our hockey stars as they go for gold at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Tavares is the new ‘face of Gillette’ in Canada and represents how both precise preparation rituals and the right equipment are essential when putting your ‘game face’ on. The 2013 Hart Trophy Finalist knows having his game face on is absolutely crucial for success - whether on or off the ice. Tavares is a two-time gold medalist at the World Junior Championships and a hopeful to make Team Canada’s roster for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

“Putting your game face on means never leaving anything to chance and doing whatever it takes to be completely confident and fully prepared for success,” said Tavares, the 23-year-old professional hockey player. “To compete and win at the highest level, I take nothing for granted, from fitness and diet to equipment and mental attitude. Confidence and success require precision and preparation and I use the same approach when it comes to grooming and looking my best. I take great pride in looking sharp and confident,” Tavares added.

Gillette will bring to life Tavares’ Game Face in an Olympic Winter Games campaign that includes print, television, and digital elements that salute the preparation, determination and commitment that goes into every game, especially the pursuit of gold. Canadians will get a first glimpse into Tavares’ game face, starting in early December.

“John Tavares is an elite athlete devoted to excellence and precision in everything he does and we are honored to work with him,” said Rob Chambers, Gillette Canada Brand Manager. “John’s proven approach to competing and winning clearly demonstrates the importance of knowing how to put your game face on and that the right preparation can make a big difference with those precise moments in the pursuit of gold.”

Tavares, in addition to his role as the face of Gillette in Canada, is among 12 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls that Procter & Gamble, in cooperation with the Canadian Olympic Committee, is sponsoring as they prepare to represent Canada at the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. A complete list of the P&G-sponsored athletes is available at www.pg.ca/moms.

To commemorate The 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Gillette Canada is introducing specially marked Gillette Fusion ProGlide SilverTouch packaging in support of our hockey stars as they go for gold. As Gillette’s most-advanced solution ever for men with sensitive skin, Fusion ProGlide SilverTouch is the latest innovation in Gillette’s 110-year history of precision shaving performance.

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Contact:

Gillette Canada
Pam Baillie, 416-730-4135
baillie.pe@pg.com
or
Porter Novelli
Jon Koidis, 416-422-7189
jon.koidis@porternovelli.com

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Gillette "Game Face" campaign media launch - Announcement by Pam Baillie, Communications Manager, P&G Gillette Canada
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Gillette "Game Face" campaign media launch - Panel Discussion Highlights with John Tavares and Curtis Joseph, moderated by Matthew Drappel
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Gillette "Game Face" campaign media launch - Sound bites of John Tavares, professional hockey player
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Gillette "Game Face" campaign media launch - sound bite of Pam Baillie, Communications Manager, P&G Gillette Canada
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Gillette launched its Game Face campaign featuring Olympic hopeful John Tavares. (Photo: Business Wire)
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Gillette launched its Game Face campaign featuring Olympic hopeful John Tavares. Tavares (right) receives a good luck handshake for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games from 2002 Olympic gold medal winner and retired hockey star Curtis Joseph (left). (Photo: Business Wire)
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To commemorate the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Gillette Canada is introducing specially marked Gillette Fusion ProGlide SilverTouch packaging. (Photo: Business Wire)
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