The one year anniversary of the greatest winter Olympic games in the history of the games is upon us and the city has planned a grand celebration for February 12th, which happens to fall on a Saturday so you don’t have to skip out on work or school. Here is what the city has planned for that day.
The City of Vancouver will be working with the Downtown Vancouver BIA to throw a street party on Granville and Robson. Partners involved are being worked out right now, but it’s looking pretty sweet. The concept is that it will be a sampler of the best things about the Olympics.
Olympic Glory Relived on Granville Street: From Noon to 9pm Granville Street from Smithe to Dunsmuir will be closed off to traffic for the following:
Olympic Street Hockey:
As a part of the festivities happening on that day, street hockey will be one of the main attractions for the thousands of spectators. Vancity Buzz’s very own Amie Nguyen has assembled an all girls team and our managing editor Crystal Kwon (who can’t play hockey) is organizing a celebrity game.
There is also a parade planned down Robson and Granville street ending with a fire dance in our hockey rink in the 700 block of Granville St. The Mint will be open for the day with special Olympic features as well and there will be VIP involvement throughout the course of the day including Olympians from last year’s games.
Illuminate Yaletown 2011
The Province will have activations at Robson Square with musical performances yet to be announced. Four Host First Nations will be there
Creekside Community Recreation Centre: