Olympic Cauldron Re-Lit for Canada Day

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic cauldron will be re-lit for Canada Day 2010 once a few renovations are complete.

The Olympic Cauldron The Olympic Cauldron

The site is surrounded by a fence and the distinctive 2010 blue-and-green hoarding that once surrounded all Olympic venues. The redesign will include a reflecting pool with a map of Canada showing the torch relay route under the cauldron. Benches for people to sit will surround the perimeter. [Vancouver Sun]

Olympic Cauldron, Vancouver
Photo credit: Uncle Buddha on Flickr

Located in the Jack Poole Plaza outside the Vancouver Convention Centre, the flame will also burn for other special occasions yet to be determined. Some say Remembrance Day in November is already on the list.

Update According to a comment from Bart on this post, for $10,000 you can request the cauldron be lit for a 24 hour period should you have a special occasion. I’m wondering… when would you like to see the cauldron lit and/or do you know someone or a company that would go for the purchase deal?

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  1. BartWednesday, June 9th, 2010 — 4:11pm PDT

    I received a tour of the Convention Centre not long ago, and according to our guide the cauldron can be lit for any occasion for a lump sum of CAD 10,000 for a 24hr period!

  2. David DruckerWednesday, June 9th, 2010 — 5:49pm PDT

    Love the idea of being able to ‘blow out the caldron’ on my birthday, but at 10K CAD, I’m going to have to just pretend. Besides, you can get a pretty good cake for 1/500th of that, I think.

  3. KelseyWednesday, June 9th, 2010 — 5:50pm PDT

    I know that Canada Day this year will be extra special, especially for residents of Vancouver/Whistler! Can’t wait to see all the spirit again 🙂

    Hooray for the cauldron being re-lit!

  4. Forum VancouverThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:35am PDT

    I hope we get to get a closer view than during the Olympics. They should decorate and light the cauldron on Halloween, though some would probably protest it unpatriotic or something.

  5. DWiThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 3:09pm PDT

    I hope it doesn’t become a target for moron protesters who are still sore regarding the Olympics.

  6. kcSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 10:35pm PDT

    Are you sure it’s $10,000 for a 24 hour period? I thought it was a $10,000 user fee in addition to the cost of natural gas per hour.

  7. T-botSunday, June 20th, 2010 — 12:41pm PDT

    They should also light it again on New Years Eve. I imagine they will also light it on February 12, 2011 – the one year anniversary of the Opening Ceremony. Maybe again on February 28, 2011. The one year anniversary of Canada’s hockey gold.

  8. jason de souzaSunday, June 27th, 2010 — 9:46am PDT

    Wow I guess I wont be doing that any time soon unless I win the lotto max this week for 50 million.
    Then Ill have it lit for a year we will call it jays year.

  9. Happy Canada Day | FutureWorks BlogWednesday, June 30th, 2010 — 2:36pm PDT

    […] be closed tomorrow for our Canada’s annual Public Holiday. But right down the street, the Olympic Cauldron will be lit up just like the good old days back in February.     I hope you enjoy the Canada Day […]

  10. Getting the Cauldron readyWednesday, June 30th, 2010 — 11:13pm PDT

    […] fact: I read on miss604′s website that if you want to light the torch for a special occasion you most certainly can, for the low, low […]

  11. LauraSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 9:10pm PDT

    It is lit right now!!!!!!

  12. dougTuesday, December 28th, 2010 — 6:31pm PST

    lite the cauldron new years eve lets party

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