The new Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre is now open and the public are welcome to stop by and check it out all weekend. [CBC] Work in Progress – Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr April 4th and 5th will be your chance to view this 473,532 square foot meeting and convention space that already [...]
Archive of posts tagged "vancouver2010"
When tickets for the Vancouver 2010 games went on sale I didn’t even ante up as I was looking forward to covering the games from a community perspective – not necessarily from inside the rink (although okay, that would be amazing). Sharing stories and capturing the excitement from local pubs, restaurants, parks, friend’s homes, and [...]
Over the last month or so hundreds of events across the region have been presented as a part of the Cultural Olympiad — from Rigoletto at the Vancouver Opera, to art installations, films, Munsch Alley, and countless concerts. Photo credit: joannaforever on FlickrFrom Beyond Robson’s post about ContainR During the final days of the Olympiad [...]
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and Paralympic Games will be here in less than a year and they’re looking for performance volunteers for the following: Opening Ceremony – February 12, 2010 Victory Ceremonies – Nightly, February 14-21 and 23-26, 2010 Closing Ceremony – February 28, 2010 From Beijing 2008 – Photo credit: richardgiles on Flickr [...]
As a part Countdown Week (to the 2010 Games) there will be free public skates at ice rinks around the city over the next few days. Public will receive free admission and a skate rental. Monday, February 16 — Kerrisdale Arena — 3:30 – 5:00 pm Tuesday, February 17 — Sunset Rink — 6:00 – [...]
A few years ago when I worked at a newswire service I went into the office on-call to help VANOC with their official logo announcement. While watching the ceremonies on TV with the VANOC contact on the telephone, the moment the curtain dropped to reveal Ilanaaq (the Inukshuk) I sent the image over the wires. [...]
You can find Celebration of Light road closure info here. One thing I love about not owning a car and living downtown is that I can get pretty much anywhere I need to go either by walking or on transit. Buses, SkyTrains, West Coast Express, and my own two legs can be relied upon whenever [...]