The Olympic and Paralympic Village in Vancouver will open to the public for a community showcase Saturday, May 15th.
The real estate development known as Millennium Water is hosting the Grand Opening celebration. They’ll have live music, activities, snacks, and more. The Olympic and Paralympics medals will also be on display and more than 35 Olympians (including Ashleigh McIvor) will be on hand for meet and greet opportunities.
Grand Opening events:
10:00am – 5:00pm. Enter off West 1st Avenue & Manitoba Street or Millennium Water at the Seawall.
Autograph sessions with Olympians:
11:30am â€“ 12:30pm, 1:30pm â€“ 2:30pm, 3:30pm – 4:40pm at the Salt Building.
Pick up an “Avenues of the World” passport at the presentation centre to run a self-guided tour of the community. You can also enter to win a $20,000 grand prize or one of ten Electra commuter bicycles.
This is the first chance the public will have to check out the community since it hosted Olympic and Paralympic athletes earlier this year.
Update Last Saturday, May 15th, an estimated 15,000 people gathered for the Grand Opening of the Olympic Village at Millennium Water on Southeast False Creek. Home to our Olympic athletes during Vancouver 2010, Avenues of the World, a collection of new residences were finally back on the market. Approximately 200 suites were released and 38 units were sold by Sunday evening. [source: Press Release].