Thank You 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Volunteers
Monday, March 22, 2010
West Vancouver, BC: The District of West Vancouver would like to thank all residents who generously donated their time to support West Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games initiatives.
After an outstanding response from the community to the District’s call for volunteers, 260 Adults and Youth were selected and trained. These volunteers were both hosts and operators at the District’s Celebration events. In addition to promoting and hosting the exciting daily special events, volunteers lead the Education Explorations school groups, which featured our Olympic partners; Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and the Canadian Space Agency. Young volunteer leaders supported numerous arts, sports, and preschool day camps during West Vancouver’s Olympic school break. Volunteers of all ages proudly hosted the exhibits for the Canadian Space Agency, the Mural Mosaic, and the Paralympic Sports series. They also operated three tourism kiosks in West Vancouver – just to name a few activities!
The volunteers came out to show their support and pride for West Vancouver, and each person was committed to hosting the best events possible. Their contribution and continued involvement in the community will be a lasting legacy of the 2010 Winter Games.
“Behind the success of our celebrations were hundreds of volunteers – they made West Vancouver and our Community Centre shine. We were fortunate to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games right here at home, and we are truly grateful that the outstanding effort of those who voluntarily fundraised and those who voluntarily came out each and every day pulled off a fabulous community party,” says Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones.
The District of West Vancouver would also like to acknowledge the many residents who volunteered their time to work with VANOC. We hope their experience was a memorable one, and we know that VANOC has expressed sincere appreciation for their contribution. The 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games would not have been possible without the contribution of volunteers at Celebration Sites such as the West Vancouver Community Centre as well as the official VANOC sports venues.
West Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Volunteers will be recognized as Honorary Marshals for this year’s Community Day Parade on Saturday June 5th.
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