Game Plan 2008 comes to 2010 Winter Games venue communities

    VANOC and partners host first information session June 17 in Whistler

    VANCOUVER, June 10 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), together with their
municipal governments and transportation and security partners, today outlined
details about Game Plan 2008. Members of the public are welcome to attend this
series of free information sessions for the 2010 Winter Games venue
communities which kick off with the first presentation in Whistler on June 17.
    Game Plan 2008 will help key stakeholders and citizens better understand
the daily operations leading up to and during the 2010 Winter Games. Though
Games-time operational plans are still being developed, these information
sessions will provide an overview of current plans, a snapshot of daily life
for those living or working in a Games-venue neighbourhood and provide a forum
for community members to offer feedback.
    "Citizens living and working near a Games venue have a unique opportunity
to be at the heart of the Olympic and Paralympic experience," said Terry
Wright, VANOC executive vice president of services and Games operations. "Game
Plan 2008 offers the community an overview of current Games planning and a
first look at how Games venues will operate before, during and after 2010. We
look forward to beginning the process of providing those who live, work and
play near the venues with the information and tools they need to have an
exciting and memorable 2010 Winter Games experience."
    Game Plan 2008 will begin in Whistler on June 17 at 5:00 pm with a public
presentation at Maurice Young Millennium Place. The first half of the meeting
will focus on Whistler venues, transportation, public safety, security and
municipal operations. The second half of the meeting will provide an
opportunity for community members to speak directly with venue specialists and
other planning teams as well as view more detailed information displays.
    Game Plan 2008 continues in Richmond on June 18 at 6:30 pm at City Hall,
and in Vancouver with dates through June and July. Details and dates for Game
Plan 2008 sessions in Vancouver and Sea to Sky Communities will be posted at
    The series of Game Plan sessions will continue through 2009 and up until
Games time, offering an increasing level of operational detail to stakeholders
and citizens as new information becomes available.
    For more information, visit

    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 2010 Paralympic
Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. Visit

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For further information: Media Contacts: Katie Green, VANOC Media
Relations,, (778) 328-6473

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