When heading to Vancouver’s largest Olympic celebration site, LiveCity Yaletown, you’ll find more than performers on stage. They have a concession (with a variety of ethnic foods), the big live stage flanked with video screens, Vancouver House, and several official sponsor pavilions including Samsung and Panasonic.
The Panasonic pavilion showcases their HD (high definition) technology. Being the official television of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games you’ve more than likely watched their product around town more than once.
You will be able to check out their live 3D projection (see yourself in 3D) and view a 3D movie inside one of their theatres.
Being the official mobile phone of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Samsung has had some of the most advantageous ad placement around downtown Vancouver. From wrapped buildings to painted buses, it’s hard not to notice their presence.
Over at the Samsung pavilion you can touch, play, and work with their phones including their Olympics application that until this year, was only available for the Olympic family.
Activities inside the pavilion include checking out their notebooks, trying out the eco-phones (learning how phones can be made from recycled material), designing your own snowboard, taking photos and having them projected on the sharing wall, and checking out all the official mobile phones from Samsung’s past years of sponsorship.
The Samsung pavilion offers at least half a dozen interactive displays for young and old while also featuring a stage with daily performances starting at 2:00pm. While you’re waiting in line outside you may also spot the Samsung huskies who are very friendly.
Both pavilions are located inside LiveCity which means admission is free but you will also need to go through security when you arrive. They’ll be around until the end of the Olympic Games, February 28th, 2010.
My Day 12 included a visit to the Coke pavilion as well, which I’ll feature in another post. After these outings I went home to catch the Canada – Germany Game with John and we celebrated the 8-1 victory together. Big story of the day was Ashleigh McIvor of Canada who was the first ever Ski Cross gold medal champion at the Winter Olympic Games.
Medal Count for Canada on Day 12 â€“ February 23, 2010
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