Winter Games Legacy Celebration

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

“Remember when the Olympics were here?” John and I ask each other this nostalgic question every now and then. It was an amazing time for us; covering the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, riding along with the torch relay, attending press conferences, ziplining over Robson Street, and cheering our hearts out for every Canadian athlete and medallist.

Olympic-ified City John and Me at Pairs Figure Skating (standing at our wicked seats) The Olympic Cauldron

Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay in Delta & Surrey Olympic-ified City Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay in Delta & Surrey

Para-Alpine Downhill Ontario House Pavilion Para-Alpine Downhill

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Games just around the corner it really makes Vancouver 2010 seem so far away but some of the iconic “Blue Jacket” volunteers can all relive a bit of the local Olympic excitement at an upcoming event.

Johnny Weir at Club Bud - Burton Party Jon Montgomery & Me Short Track Gold Medal Team

Royal Canadian Mint - Olympic Silver Medal My daily badges/lanyards Russky Dom - Sochi 2014 Paralympic Torch Relay

What: Winter Games Legacy Celebration for “Blue Jacket” Volunteers
When: Sunday, 9 February 2014 from 12:30pm until 2:30pm
Where: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

Celebrate and commemorate the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games at Creekside Centre in the former Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Village! This is an all ages event that will feature big screen play back of Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Events, games and craft stations for children and much more!

All former volunteers at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games can register to attend this free event and participate in a parade, pin trading, interactive games, and enjoy live entertainment. Registration is required for Blue Jacket Volunteers (ages 19+) and have your accreditation pass number ready when registering, and present on the day of the event. To Register, please Call the Creekside Community Recreation Centre at 604–257–3050 ext 2.

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  1. AmyTuesday, January 28th, 2014 — 1:04pm PST

    Thank you so much for posting this!! I was one of the “Smurfs” and will for sure attend this event. I’d love to pin trade again!

  2. Lelainia LloydTuesday, January 28th, 2014 — 3:18pm PST

    Thanks so much for the head’s up! I’ve put the word out to my team. (We’re still in touch!)

  3. Lelainia LloydThursday, January 30th, 2014 — 7:44am PST

    There’s also this happening at CBC Radio:

    I hope you’re doing well and excited about the upcoming Olympics. I work for CBC Radio and am currently organizing a big opening ceremonies show for our morning program, “The Early Edition”, on Friday, February 7th.
    I’m writing to invite you and any other blue jacket volunteers you might know, to come down to our show. It will be held in and around our new CBC Canada House, which is our Olympics studio, between 6-9 a.m. at Georgia and Hamilton in downtown Vancouver. There will be free coffee and the ceremonies will be on our big screen outside the CBC studios.
    If you’re interested in coming, we would love to have you out. If you could possibly pass this along to any other blue jacket volunteers, I would sincerely appreciate that as well.
    Thanks very much. Please send any questions you might have my way.


    Jeremy Allingham


    CBC Radio One

  4. Maxine KennedyFriday, January 31st, 2014 — 10:38pm PST

    There is a group of us that meet up at different times of the year, mainly Feb. 10-12.
    This will be our 4th Anniversary on the 9th, to meet, drink and eat. Our main organizer, Robert Werner, will be missing this year as he’s in Europe. Robert was a photographer for IOC during 2010. Me, I was at the curling venue which was where I wanted to be. Looking forward to meeting new ‘blue jackets’ on Feb. 9th!!!!

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