Vancouver 2010 House of Switzerland Canada

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earlier this week I profiled all of the national pavilions and hospitality houses (that I knew of) that will be setup during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Some were easy to look up while more research was required for others. One pavilion that has supplied me with more than enough material is the House of Switzerland Canada who will be setting up shop at Bridges on Granville Island and the Mountain Club in Whistler.

Here is a rundown of what they have planned over the next few weeks:

February 5th and 6th, 2010
From 4:30pm until 6:30pm there is public open house in both Vancouver & Whistler locations to learn about the House of Switzerland will be doing during the Games.

Daily Events from February 5th until February 28th, 2010

  • Medal ceremonies and celebrations for Swiss Athletes
  • Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate giveaways, demonstrations and contests
  • ‘Swiss Days’ celebration of traditional Swiss culture
  • Give-aways from Zimtstern (makers of my hat, among other things)
  • Culinary creations from Swiss Chefs
  • Live broadcasts of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games
  • Complimentary Pure Swiss bottled water for each guest
  • Childrens’ Entertainment by the famous Globi – the “Mickey Mouse” of Switzerland
  • Personalized Nespresso coffee, served by World Barista Champion Sammy Piccolo
  • Ricola give-away day
  • Free samples from cheeses of Switzerland
  • ‘Swiss Biscuit Day’ with free samples from Swiss biscuit maker HUG
  • Live music with musicians from St. Moritz – daily ten-minute sets
  • Switzerland’s Official Broadcast studio set-up in Bridges Restaurant
  • Complimentary wifi for accredited media
  • Tweetups, watch @HOSCanada2010 for daily information
  • Valentine’s Day event (still a surprise)
  • When you visit you can also enter for a chance to win a trip for two to St. Moritz Switzerland valued at $10,000 including 5-star accommodation at luxurious Hotel Kempinski or Hotel Badrutt’s Palace.

    You can get to Bridges by taking the new (free) Olympic Line Streetcar to Granville Island which will be home to many pavilions as the all-encompassing French Quarter. You can catch the streetcar from the Canada Line’s Olympic Village station.

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    1. MARIOSaturday, January 30th, 2010 — 10:56am PST

      This post just reminded me that Valentine is around the cornor! Thanks for this post, I enjoyed reading it

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      […] House of Switzerland Canada Where: Bridges Restaurant When: February 5, 2010 – 8:00am – March 1, 2010 – 12:00am Info: Official website, Twitter, my post. […]

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      […] first item of business was judging a chocolate recipe contest at the House of Switzerland. Chefs from Kelowna, Vancouver, and Montreal has submitted their creations which were replicated […]

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