Join Vounteer BC and celebrate your memories of being a volunteer in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics! From Feb 12 to Feb 28, wear your blue jacket, and share your memories - stories, photos, movies, with all the volunteers who have contributed to the Olympcis experience.
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Welcome to Volunteer BC’s blog celebrating the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Volunteers - the real heroes of the 2010 Games.
April 10 - 16, 2011 is National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme is Volunteers: PASSION, ACTION & IMPACT.
Check out the great photos and stories around volunteering at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
These volunteers wore their uniforms with pride and exemplify the spirit of volunteerism in BC.
Have a great National Volunteer Week!
Protocol Hosts - City of Richmond
It was a thrill, it was an honour and it was a blast. Being a Protocol Host for the City of Richmond was such an amazing and rewarding experience. One that not only connected me with my community but with the world. I loved it so much I became an Ambassador for the Richmond Olympic Oval and I’ve remained active with Volunteer Richmond.
I still get emotional thinking back to the race days when the cheering [for all the competitors] was deafeningly loud; how we all stood prouder and taller as our guests exited the venue and spectators broke out in song, singing the Canadian National Anthem as they walked across the plaza and down the dyke to Aberdeen; when I got to meet some of the athlete’s and share in their triumphs and when we partied in the Ozone and downtown Vancouver. The experience was priceless – one that I would do again in a heartbeat —- Violet.
I had the good fortune to be volunteering with VANOC at the Richmond Olympic Oval. What an amazing honour, experience and adventure. How could you NOT get into the spirit of the games. I had never felt so proud to be Canadian or felt such connection with my community, province and country as I did working as a events services host during the games —- Violet
I was so fortunate to volunteer at BC place as a host. The people I worked with were the greatest! I worked both Olympics and Paralympics and enjoyed the RIDE! Thanks to all who made it possible. I will keep those memories very dear to my heart and hope someday to reunite with my fellow BLUE JACKETS. —-Lynn
Go Canada Go at the Ozone
It was a great experience, many people visiting the OZONE commented on the excellent effort performed by the City of Richmond in getting the community together and showcasing the City. One of the highlights at the Ozone was the cranberry display and the ICE Gate area —- Noelle
Canadians rediscovered their patriotism during these games as during my travels I saw the cheers and renditions of ‘O Canada everywhere I went from the venues in Greater Vancouver to those in Whistler. The games brought us together as a nation. I am proud to have been given the opportunity to “give back” to the community and the country - Barry.