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OLYMPIC REVIEW39 VANCOUVER 2010 " The excitement for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is mounting. Our Centre of Excellence Programme is partnered with Skate Canada to train current and future Olympians. Local athletes are looking forward to skating with the best skaters in the world in their own back yard. We're pleased to be the official host practice facility for the Four Continents Skating Championship in February. We are also very excited to be hosting the Japan Skating Federation for the two weeks of the Winter Games as a practice and training facility for their Olympians. With the world focused on Vancouver and Whistler in just over one year, it is truly an exciting time for everyone involved in the local sport scene." " Our young, up and coming athletes are especially excited about seeing some of the best sportmen in the world competing at the Olympic hockey venue in both ice hockey and ice skating. From a curling point of view, our members are thrilled about having curling come to Vancouver and are interested to see how competitive Canada will be against the Chinese team. Former Olympian Karen Magnussen ( 1972 Olympic silver medalist) is the club's figure skating director and says the kids are looking forward to the figure skating events that will take place in Vancouver. It will be good for our city to have these legacies, especially in sports the kids haven't seen such as luge and bobsleigh. It creates an awareness of the other sports that are part of the Winter Games." PETER GIBSON GENERAL MANAGER, NORTH SHORE WINTER CLUB, NORTH VANCOUVER GREG PORCELLATO VICE PRESIDENT, WESTERN OPERATIONS, CANLAN ICE SPORTS CORPORATION, VANCOUVER

40OLYMPIC REVIEW VANCOUVER 2010 " I am looking forward to joining the VANOC team of volunteers – it's the chance of a lifetime to get involved with the 2010 Winter Games being held right here in Vancouver. Volunteering allows those of us who aren't elite athletes to feel like part of the team. It's a chance to share in the spirit of competition and assist where possible to make these Games a success. Another highlight will be the Torch Relay that will take place across the country – it's a way for all Canadians to connect from coast to coast – and the rest of the world for that matter – in the months leading up to the start of the Games and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron. I'm also looking forward to the Opening Ceremonies, which should be spectacular given the diversity of talent we have in Canada. And what a thrill it is to see the spotlight shone on the city I have lived in all my life. An event like this brings the country together in a unique way as we welcome the rest of the world in a celebration of sport and culture. I believe the Games also help to build community pride and unity while inspiring people of all ages. As the 2010 Organising Committee puts it, ' It's our time to shine'." HEATHER SCANLON PUBLIC LIBRARY EMPLOYEE, DELTA, BC " From our perspective at the Vancouver Curling Club, we're really looking forward to the fact that at the end of all this, we get a new curling club. Our club was built in 1948 and needs some updating but with the advantage of the new curling facility being built just down the street, we're all looking forward to the fall of 2011 when we'll have use of this great new facility. The big thrill is having the entire city come together to enjoy multiple events, but it's not just about the 17 days in February 2010, it's really about all the excitement leading up to that and all the pre- Games events such as World Cups that we can sample. As local residents, it's very exciting to have such a major event coming to our town – just having the experience of it on the streets that you've known for years – to have that major celebration is going to be exciting for everyone. It's going to be great for the city that we'll have so many different people from around the world all gathered in one spot. And if you haven't heard about Vancouver before, you certainly will in the near future and beyond." SAM COREA MANAGER, PRESS OPERATIONS, VANOC AND LOCAL CURLING TEAM SKIP, VANCOUVER " I love the pageantry of the Games and, as an artist, I look forward to the cultural events that will be a big part of the Games. According to VANOC, there are more than 400 performances and exhibitions in the Cultural Olympiad 2009 programme, so that's exciting. I was lucky enough to be at the enormous celebration at General Motors Place when Vancouver was awarded the Games in 2003, so I'm really looking forward to experiencing that kind of thrill again when the 2010 Winter Olympics come to our area. Having lived here for 60 years, I am very proud that Vancouver and Whistler will be on display and the entire world will see our natural beauty from sea to sky." MARGARET CASEY SENIOR/ ARTIST, BURNABY, BC