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City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver join VANOC 2010 Community Contributor Program – News Releases – Vancouver 2010

July 28th, 2009

Vancouver, BC — In support of the 2010 Winter Games, two North Shore municipalities are offering parking lots and marshalling areas for Games-time staff and volunteers — cementing their role as the crucial linchpin connecting the mountain venues in Whistler and West Vancouver to venues in downtown Vancouver and Richmond. 

Announced today, the partnerships with the District of North Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver fall under the Community Contributor Program created by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). The program is designed to engage communities in the Games and invite their active participation in welcoming the world in 2010. To date, three municipalities (including the two announced today) and seven educational institutions have joined. A full list is included below. 

“The City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver are important members of our community contributor team and we’re delighted to have them on board,” said Taleeb Noormohamed, VANOC director, corporate strategy and partner relations. “Given their strategic location at the juncture of bridges, roads and water routes linking the Lower Mainland with our mountain venues, their support is crucial, especially for our Games-time transportation system, and we look forward to working closely with them.”

The City of North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale area will be a convenient and attractive location point between Vancouver, Cypress Mountain and Whistler. In Central Lonsdale, a parking lot near the Centennial Theatre will host motorcoaches used to transport ticketed spectators from departure hubs to the mountain venues. Four community spaces, including the heritage PGE Station, will also be used by the Organizing Committee to host training seminars, or marshal volunteers and staff during the Games. Meanwhile, the facilities will remain open for business to residents and the general public. 

“The City of North Vancouver is proud to partner with the 2010 Winter Games and play a key role in helping stage one of the world’s premier sporting events,” said City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “As we welcome the world to our vibrant city, we will work to ensure that the athletes, spectators and volunteers have a memorable visit as well as a scenic and smooth journey across the North Shore.” 

The District of North Vancouver will provide VANOC with a parking area at Inter-River Park, located at Lillooet Road and Premier Street, host a dinner for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and loan staff to the Organizing Committee during the Games period. 

“We’re very pleased to partner with the 2010 Winter Games to help welcome the world to British Columbia and North Vancouver District in 2010,” said District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton. “Our communities have much to offer visitors and we especially look forward to sharing an evening with international environmental experts at the upcoming United Nations’ dinner.”

Jointly, the city and district will also provide VANOC with the use of Centennial Theatre for up to four Games-related events, and provide round-the-clock snow and ice removal if needed on key Games-time transportation routes, parking lots and pedestrian walkways.

In exchange for their support, community contributors receive a wide range of domestic rights and benefits that create a close association with the Games, including various advertising, promotional and workforce opportunities.

More information on the 2010 Winter Games integrated transportation plan outlined by the Olympic and Paralympic Transportation Team, including maps and a fact sheet, is available at www.vancouver2010.com. Detailed transportation information will be made widely available this fall as residents and visitors to the Games Host Region begin to determine their more detailed travel plans.

Other members of the Community Contributor Program include: the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Capilano University, Douglas College, Educacentre College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College, Simon Fraser University, and the City of Port Moody.

About the District of North Vancouver
North Vancouver District is located on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, minutes from downtown Vancouver. Officially incorporated in 1891, the district has grown and changed since its early days into the dynamic community that it is today. North Vancouver District’s unique characteristics provide residents, business owners and visitors alike the benefits of a dynamic metropolitan region as well as the appealing attributes of a smaller community. With its naturally beautiful surroundings, high quality of life, amenities and services, the district is one of the most desirable places in the Lower Mainland to live, work and play.

About the City of North Vancouver
The City of North Vancouver is the urban core of the beautiful North Shore with convenient access to major regional and global centres. An award-wining sustainable municipality, its proximity to the stunning North Shore Mountains offers countless recreational opportunities. An efficient, accessible transportation system connects people within the city and beyond. The bustling waterfront with its historic pier offers spectacular scenic views, a unique tourism experience, economic potential, and access to some of the most attractive and livable neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver.

About VANOC
VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. Visit www.vancouver2010.com.

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