throughout the city - and all over the world. Thousands of banners featuring the designs will be displayed across Vancouver and at each of the Olympic venues, while street sign and buildings will also be dressed in the Vancouver 2010 brand. The Look will also appear on all official merchandise and on the uniforms of officials and volunteers. " When the Look of the Games team start putting everything up around the city and the venues, I've been told it feels like when the Christmas tree and the Christmas lights go up in your home - the whole mood of the city will change," says Gardiner. ¦ OLYMPIC REVIEW33 VANCOUVER 2010 " WHEN WE WON THE GAMES WE NEEDED TO ESTABLISH WHAT OUR VISION AND STORY WOULD BE AND TO DECIDE WHAT WOULD MAKE OUR GAMES UNIQUE FROM ANY OTHER." LeftWorking on the Look Below leftMascots Quatchi ( left) and Miga with the official Games tickets Below The gold medal is launched
34OLYMPIC REVIEW VANCOUVER 2010 OSIYAM " O SIYAM" IS A TRADITIONAL GREETING OF MANY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES, A MESSAGE OF WELCOME AND RESPECT THAT PERFECTLY CAPTURES THE SPIRIT BEHIND THE ARTWORKS BY FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS AND INUIT ARTISTS THAT WILL GRACE THE VENUES OF THE XXI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES AND THE X PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES. OLYMPIC REVIEW SHOWCASES A SELECTION OF THESE WORKS AS PART OF OUR GAMES PREVIEW WHISTLER SLIDINGCENTRE Created by the Mi'kmaq Association for Cultural Studies, this is a stylised depiction of a traditional hieroglyph meaning " the people". Missionaries found the Mi'kmaq children writing these symbols on birchbark and began to teach them prayers by using the symbols to translate. Many families still have old prayer books with these symbols.