A series of free public information sessions will be held over the next few weeks geared towards people who live, work or play in neighbourhoods where 2010 Winter Games venues are located.
The Game Plan 2009 information sessions will be held throughout the Games region to provide important information to the public in order to help residents and businesses owners plan how to make the most of their Games-time experience and to learn what to expect leading up to, during and after the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in February and March 2010.
Building on similar public information sessions held in 2008, the Game Plan 2009 meetings will offer attendees a snapshot of daily life at and around the venues and provide an opportunity to ask questions.
While targeted to neighbourhoods near Games venues, Game Plan 2009 meeting are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the operations of the 2010 Winter Games. Although Games-time operational plans continue to be developed and many operational plans are still being finalized, these sessions will provide up-to-date and detailed information on transportation, public safety, security, and municipal operations, as well as what legacies will be left behind after the Games.
The public meetings are being held by VANOC together with local municipal governments and transportation and security partners at locations near Games venues.
Meetings were held at the Richmond Olympic Oval on July 15 and in the Pacific Coliseum neighbourhood on July 16.
Remaining Game Plan 2009 meetings in Vancouver are set for:
- Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre neighbourhood: July 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Riley Park Community Centre (50 East 30th Avenue, Vancouver)
- Britannia Community Centre neighbourhood: August 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Britannia Community Centre (1661 Napier Street, Vancouver)
VANOC and its partners are planning additional Game Plan 2009 information sessions for the fall, including downtown Vancouver and the University of British Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.vancouver2010.com.