Concord Place - Where our community and the world will come and play

Vancouver's biggest celebration site with the most elaborate pavilions featuring free cultural, charitable, sports entertainment and family fun during the 21st Winter Olympics

VANCOUVER, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Located on the northeast shore of False Creek - in the centre of the Olympic action - Concord Place Community Celebration Zone is the largest single entertainment zone in Vancouver during the games. Concord Place includes a multitude of diverse free cultural exhibits, award-winning musical acts and family-friendly festivities, and the opportunity to meet past and current Olympic athletes.

"The 2010 Winter Olympics will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and Concord Place is our contribution to creating a 'fun city' as we all soak up the atmosphere of these Games," said Terry Hui, President and CEO, Concord Pacific. "Concord Place is the family entertainment zone where both Vancouverites and visitors alike will meet to celebrate the spirit of the 2010 Winter Olympics in true style and for FREE!"

Situated adjacent to Canada Hockey Place, BC Place and Sochi House, Concord Place is the true centre of "Canadiana" and will be the hub of our country's diverse artistic and cultural landscape. In addition to being home to Ontario House, Maison du Quebec, Saskatchewan House and Molson Canadian Hockey House, the wide-range of festivities hosted by Concord Pacific will appeal to everyone from sports enthusiasts to music lovers and from foodies to families.

Highlights of Concord Place:

Community Hat-trick Shootout

    
    -   Everyone's a winner when kids and the kids-at-heart put their hockey
        skills to the test
    -   Concord Pacific will donate $2 to local community centres for every
        goal scored
    -   Appearances every afternoon from Hockey Canada alumni including Stan
        Smyl, Luc Robitaille, Cam Neely and Paul Coffey

    Concord autograph sessions with Right to Play Ambassadors

    -   Concord Pacific donated space to this international humanitarian
        organization that brings sport to disadvantaged areas around the
        world
    -   Right to Play Athlete Ambassadors - past and current Olympians - will
        be in the Concord Pacific presentation centre each day signing
        autographs on free t-shirts

    Musical acts

    -   Free concerts will be staged over the course of 17 days will include
        Canadian acts Bedouin Soundclash and The Arkells

    Thousands of prizes to be given out

    -   Signed Team Canada jerseys
    -   Nike Hockey Canada hats
    -   Concord toques
    -   Thousands of "Year of the Tiger" Concord Pacific Souvenirs

    Exhibitors

    -   Molson Canadian Hockey House (Hockey Canada, the International Ice
        Hockey Federation and Molson's)
    -   Ontario House
    -   Maison du Quebec
    -   Saskatchewan House
    -   International Ice Hockey Federation
    -   Tourism Vancouver
    -   BC Housing Demonstration House
    -   Global TV
    

"There are so many activities planned for Concord Place that there promises to be something for everyone," said Hui. "Being in such close proximity to Sochi House, two Olympic venues and major transit stops, we're expecting to welcome tens of thousands of visitors a day throughout the Games. We hope everyone will come down and help us cheer on our Olympians and celebrate our country's vibrant cultural diversity."

Throughout the celebrations, Concord Pacific will be showcasing a glimpse into its 2020 vision for the area at the Concord Pacific Presentation Centre. Once the Olympic and Paralympic Games are complete, the area will become the crowning neighbourhood of Concord's master-planned community, which has transformed Vancouver's skyline and False Creek waterfront over the past two decades.

About Concord Pacific and Concord Place

Concord Pacific is a proud community supporter of annual citywide events as well as a contributor various charities year after year. Concord is excited and proud to introduce the 300,000 sq ft Concord Place Community Celebration Zone, which is adjacent to Canada Hockey Place, BC Place and Sochi House. The site is located on the final phase of Concord Pacific's master planned residential neighbourhood, which will transform the northeastern shore of False Creek into a truly sustainable community with innovative architecture and engaging public spaces of world-class scale and use.

The company's legacy as a master-planned community developer began with Concord Pacific Place on the former Expo `86 grounds on Vancouver's False Creek waterfront. This project has steadily transformed the city's skyline and redefined urban living. To date, Concord Pacific includes more than 10,000 homes, intermixed with parks, schools and a variety of retail and commercial services.

Concord Pacific is also creating new communities across Canada including: Concord CityPlace in Toronto, Ontario, Concord Park Place north of Toronto, Porteau Cove just north of West Vancouver, Concord Gateway in Richmond and Park Place project in Central City, Surrey, B.C. For more information on Concord Pacific visit www.concordpacific.com and Concord Place at www.concordplace.ca

SOURCE CONCORD PACIFIC

For further information: For further information: on Concord Place Community Celebration Zone, Concord Pacific or to schedule an interview, please contact: Peter Udzenija, Concord Pacific, (604) 899-7237, peter.udzenija@concordpacific.com

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