Ten years ago, Canadians welcomed the world with glowing hearts and filled venues and streets with red and white to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic spirit. Vancouver 2010 touched lives, inspired communities, put a spotlight on the Canadian spirit, and in the face of impossible odds and compelling adversity, showed the world what it means to be truly Canadian.
On February 22, 2020 we will celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of the Games with a can’t miss Fan Festival and Gala Dinner.
Come out to Jack Poole Plaza on February 22nd for the Vancouver 2010 Celebration Festival, open to all ages from 11AM-6PM. We hope you will join us in celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games! The day will be filled with activities including Olympic and Paralympic Athlete meet & greets, pin trading, sport demonstrations, main stage programming, face painting, and much more!
MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00 AM – Festival Opens
11:05 AM – Vancouver 2010 Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Game
12:10 AM – DJ Leanne
12:50 PM – Team Canada Athlete Showdown
13:00 PM – Pep Band
13:10 PM – Groove & Tonic Band
13:50 PM – Team Canada Athlete Showdown
14:10 PM – Pep Band
14:30 PM – Groove & Tonic
15:10 PM – Live Commentary with Clara Hughes & Scott Russell
15:20 PM – Vancouver 2010 Men’s Hockey Gold Medal Game
16:20 PM – DJ Leanne
16:40 PM – Team Canada Summer vs Winter Athlete Trivia
17:00 PM – DJ Leanne
17:20 PM – Coastal Wolf Pack
17:35 PM – Ceremonial Cauldron Lighting
17:50 PM – Performance by Lights [Remix Set]
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q – Where is the Vancouver 2010 Celebration Festival taking place?
A – The festival will be taking place at Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5.
Q – What are the festival hours of operation?
A – The festival will run from 11:00am – 6:00pm (PT).
Q – Is there an admission fee to the festival?
A – No, this is a free event!
Q – Will there be food & beverage available on-site?
A – Yes, food will be available for purchase through a variety of food trucks.
Q – Do the festival vendors accept cash?
A – Unfortunately, our vendors only accept credit or debit. Visa payment is preferred.
Q – Is there parking available?
A – Yes, please click here for more information on paid parking lots near Jack Poole Plaza.
Q – What types of activities will be available when visiting the Vancouver 2010 Celebration Festival?
A – The day will be filled with highlight videos from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games, sport demonstrations, athlete meet & greets, main stage programming, live performances, face painters and much more!
Q – Is the Vancouver 2010 Celebration Festival an indoor or outdoor event?
A – The Vancouver 2010 Celebration Festival will take place outdoors at Jack Poole Plaza.
Join over 60 Olympians and Paralympians for a thrilling evening as we relight the cauldron, relive the iconic moments and magic that captured the hearts of Canadians from coast to coast to coast and recognize the lasting impact of Vancouver 2010.
CELEBRATION SILENT AUCTION PRESENTED BY BELL
The Celebration Silent Auction presented by Bell will raise funds for the Next Generation of Team Canada athletes, as well as the National Sport Organizations, the Paralympic Foundation of Canada, and other sport partners. Learn more and submit a bid here.
OTHER WAYS TO CELEBRATE
Museum of Vancouver: Remembering Vancouver 2010
Quatchi will be on display in the MOV studio and available for selfies.
Sport your 2010 Olympic Red Mittens, official merchandise, or your 2010 Olympic pin and receive 2 for 1 admission to MOV and all feature exhibitions.
Dates: February 12 – March 21, 2020
Vancouver Board of Trade: Vancouver 2010 10th Anniversary Celebration Breakfast Featuring John Furlong
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – Pacific Ballroom
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7AM-9AM
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Home Opener
10 years ago, the Blue Jacket team helped bring the world to Vancouver. To celebrate, volunteers get $20.10 tickets to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2020 Home Opener. Wear your blue jacket & get a post-match photo on the pitch
Location: BC Place
Date: Saturday, February 29, 7:30 PM
Community Living Rooms
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Winter Games with community and watch event highlights that remind us of what the Games stand for: friendship, solidarity, peace, fair play, optimism, inspiration and empowerment. Contact your local community centre for Living Room times.
Location: Vancouver Park Board Community Centres
Dates: March 15-21, 2020
2010: Indigenous Public Art
Marvel over the work of more than 30 Indigenous artists, representing every province and territory of Canada, in this poster series highlighting public art created and installed in Winter Games venues across the Lower Mainland and Whistler as part of the four host First Nations Vancouver 2010 Aboriginal Art Program. ‘Reconciliation’ has become a buzzword but relationship-building and decolonizing work is just beginning…let these public art pieces provoke your curiosity, conversation, and learning through increased visibility of Indigenous culture.
Location: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Great Hall Gallery
Dates: February 10 – April 10, 2020
Train like a Paralympian
Looking for fun, intense and challenging upper body workout? Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Winter Games and Train like a Paralympian. A 10 station, 10 round, high-intensity Paralympic Hockey inspired workout that would even make elite athletes sweat! Pre-registration required (Activenet Activity #273269) in person, by phone or online.
Location: Hillcrest Community Centre, Gymnasium
Date: Saturday, March 21, 1:30pm-2:30pm
“Red Mitten” Spring Break Skates
Saturday, March 21st, 1:00pm-4:45pm
Saturday, March 21st, 4:45pm-9:00pm
Trout Lake Arena
Saturday, March 21st, 12:45pm-3:30pm
Wear your red mittens while you skate around the rink at these three 2010 Winter Games legacy sites. Special admission/skate rental rates listed below. Regular rates on all other services apply (i.e. LAP, skate sharpening).
$2.010/PERSON (6 years and older) includes admission & skate rental
Come Try a Paralympic Sport, Para Sport Partners Event
Join partners BC Wheelchair Basketball, BC Wheelchair Lacrosse, and Sportability to learn more about para sport and give something new a go! Sport chairs and equipment will be available for people of all abilities to try.
Location: Creekside Community Centre
Date: Thursday, March 19th, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Try this adaptation to curling on the floor versus the ice, sitting or standing! Equipment provided. Check out a sport for people of all abilities to enjoy.
Location: Killarney Community Centre
Dates: Monday, February 17th, 2pm-4pm, Gymnasium, Saturday, March 21st, 4:45pm-9:00pm, Arena
Sledge Hockey Event
Friday, March 20th, 5:15pm-7:45pm
For other 2010 Winter Games Anniversary themed activities over Spring Break, please contact your local community centre.