Roundhouse, Vancouver’s community centre is a historical monument, its 374 steam engine being the one that pulled the first transcontinental train into Vancouver. Ten of the Roundhouse staff had to be laid off a week before the Olympics started due to money diverted to finance the Games.
Following the model of BCMC the village of Whistler, one of the main hosts of the Olympic outdoor competitions, has put together a similar centre catering for the media in town interested in following stories out the beaten Olympic track: the Whistler Media House. This article also features a list of digital resources for the Winter Games.
The Aboriginal Pavilion, based in the heart of downtown Vancouver (West Georgia Street & Hamilton St), promotes the culture and heritage of Canada’s oldest people, as part of British Columbia’s showcase during the Vancouver Winter Olympics. A light and visual effects show, traditional food and artwork have attracted 14,000 spectators each day since the start of the Games.
This is the 2nd of several Vancouver 2010 Olympics photo essays created by Kris Krüg. Vancouver is filled with energy now that 2010 Winter Olympic Games has officially started. The last week has been filled[…]
According to a press release from the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, BC Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat, of the British Columbia Government, the Robson Square of Vancouver will be the scene for B.C.-focused, free entertainment every day and night during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
This photo essay originally posted over at Kris Krüg‘s Vancouver photography blog Static. The 2010 Winter Olympic Games are upon us and things are heating up around Vancouver. You can feel the energy in the[…]
Call for Papers Journal of Sport & Tourism Special issue: Sport, Tourism and the Olympic Games Deadline for submission: 8 January 2010 Purpose of the special issue: Every four years the gaze of the public[…]