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Olympic Gear Sale for a Cause

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Next week a local non-profit is selling off leftover Vancouver 2010 gear along with lost & found items in one giant Olympics blowout sale. Photo credit: rocketcandy on Flickr VANOC is offering up office supplies and furniture from the athletes’ village while lost & found items include anything from red mittens to cell phones, umbrellas, […]

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 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 […]

2010 Winter Games Commemorative Book

Comments 156 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I received a copy of the official 2010 Winter Games commemorative book, which probably has one of the longest titles I’ve seen: With Glowing Hearts: The Official Commemorative Book of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games/Des plus brillants exploits: Le livre comm√ɬ©moratif officiel des XXIes Jeux olympiques d hiver […]

Fate of the Olympic Countdown Clock

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Olympic and Paralympic Countdown Clock in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery was a symbol of the Olympic Games for many. It ticked away the months, days, hours, minutes and seconds of anticipation for what became the largest global party this city has ever seen. Photo credit: Robert Scales on Flickr At first it […]

Olympic Village Public Open House

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Olympic and Paralympic Village in Vancouver will open to the public for a community showcase Saturday, May 15th. Photo credit: kpwerker on Flickr 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 […]

2010 Winter Games Street Banners for Fundraising

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The City of Vancouver is releasing several of its 2010 Olympic and Paralympic street banners to local non-profits who wish to use them for fundraising. Photo credit: rwill on Flickr Non-profit organizations are encouraged to fill out applications for use of the banners to propose how they would use them for fundraising. The city is […]