Another pavilion powering the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games is the BC Hydro Power Smart Village. Located on Dunsmuir from February 10th until March 21st it will feature state of the art energy saving attractions and activities.
The Expression Wall
The digital Expression Wall is for anyone to colour, write, and create using an infrared marker.
Home of the Future
“A showcase for the latest in home conservation, from smart appliances and a solar garage housing a plug-in vehicle to a green wall and hybrid water heater.”
Featuring the Sustainable Dance Floor, an interactive floor that lights up the more you dance on it. “From Sustainable Dance Club, a company headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It generates its own power by translating the vertical movement of the floor into electricity. If you’ve ever been to a dance club, you know how much the floor moves when a popular song comes on.”
Chevrolet’s electric vehicle, the Volt, is also on display at the pavilion. I had the chance to ride in it the other morning and it was pretty amazing.
There will be daily dance lessons (from salsa to swing) and all out dance marathons for those who just want to get down and light up the floor. The Power Smart theatre will be showing daily Games coverage, there’s a featured Paralympic Games showcase, and a mobile conservation lab to teach you the ins and outs of saving electricity.
If you can’t make it out to the village, our friends at Social Signal have created the Power the Games Facebook application for BC Hydro, which you can add to your profile.
I haven’t been by yet but I’ll be heading there throughout the Games to check things out and maybe I’ll attempt to bust some sort of move out on that dance floor.
Hours: Feb 10-28 10:00am – 8pm weekdays and until 10pm Fri & Sat
Read more: Vancouver 2010 Pavilions and Hospitality Houses and all posts in my tag: pavilions.
Olympic Ticket Giveaway
BC Hydro Power Smart Village has generously offered up two tickets to one lucky Miss604.com reader for the Men’s Semi-Final Ice Hockey game February 26th at Canada Hockey Place.
There are three ways you can enter to win these tickets:
Enter to win Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey tickets from @Miss604 & @PowerSmartBC http://bit.ly/a5VPCJ #van2010
You can combine A, B, and C for 4 entries or just enter individually however you choose. I’ll calculate all the entries and I’ll do a live draw at the Power Smart Village at 10:00am on Saturday February 20th at the Club Energy dance floor. Contest will close at noon Friday February 19th so that I have time to put all the entries together for the draw.
Update February 16, 2010 The re-tweet tracking system (Tweetmeme) only archives tweets for 7 days. Since the contest runs for 8 days, do not be alarmed if you see your original/early entry no longer on the re-tweet list. I have already archived the first 6 days so no entries will be lost at all.
Update February 19, 2010 The contest closed at 12:00pm today and all entries (by Flickr, Twitter or comment) were received. I will compile all participants into one master spreadsheet list and do the draw tomorrow morning
from the Power Smart Pavilion at 10:30am. Feel free to stop by for the draw as the winner will have to collect their tickets from there regardless.
Update February 20, 2010 I have to stay close to home this morning so I’ll post video of the draw online at 10:30am so all can see the draw.
Update February 20, 2010 I did the draw this morning and recorded a video of the process. Unfortunately the sound didn’t work but to avoid a re-draw here is the video anyway:
Thanks to my mom for helping me compile all 1405 entries that came in through Flickr, Twitter and comments. Also, thank you to everyone for entering and sharing some awesome tips. Congratulations to @WayneRacine on Twitter. Wayne, you have 24 hours to confirm your prize and I have sent you a Direct Message about this.
Fine print: Tickets are for the 12:00pm semi-final game on February 26, 2010. Commenters must enter a valid email address and confirm within 24 hours of notification that they can use their prize. Twitter users will also have 24 hours to confirm their winnings and will be notified by “@” or direct message. Tickets can be picked up from the Power Smart Village with valid government ID. Ticket may not be used in any other contests. If the winner cannot attend another name will be drawn.