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Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Dena Coward – Director, Paralympic Planning Lambis Konstantinidis – Manager, NPC Relations

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Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

Dena Coward – Director, Paralympic Planning

Lambis Konstantinidis – Manager, NPC Relations

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Vancouver and Whistler will host 600 of the world’s best athletes with a disability from March 12 to 21 at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

Our 2010 Paralympic Story will be about the Games you can touch, not just the Games that touch you…

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We are working with all levels of Government, our four Host First Nations, domestic and international sponsors, community and sport groups to deliver our mission -

To stage Games in 2010 that will touch the soul of the nation and inspire the world; Games that will deliver an extraordinary Paralympic experience and sustainable legacies

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Vancouver 2010 is Canada’s promise to host an inspiring and inclusive celebration of sport, culture and sustainability

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Terry Fox Marathon of Hope 1980

Rick Hansen Man in Motion Tour 1985

Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan Closing Ceremonies Torino 2006

As the home of such remarkable individuals as Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, Vancouver and Canada have a history of extraordinary achievement by people with a disability

Their stories continue to inspire generations of Canadians, and have contributed to Canada’s reputation as a progressive and accessible society

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Vancouver 2010 - A Story of Small Town Spirit …

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Winter, and winter sports, are inescapable parts of being Canadian. They are essential elements of our national culture.

Vancouver 2010 will celebrate the true spirit of our nation -

It will show the world what is possible when we embrace diversity, respect nature and live with the spirit and energy of our youth.

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Vancouver 2010 - A Story of Big City Facilities

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Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Competition Venues

Hillcrest/Nat Bailey Stadium Park – Vancouver

Sport: Wheelchair Curling

Distance from Vancouver Paralympic Village: 4km

Venue Capacity: 6,250

Elevation: 74m

HIGHLIGHTS

Scheduled completion: Winter 2008

After the 2010 Games, the curling venue will become a multipurpose community recreation center including an ice hockey rink, swimming pool, gymnasium, library and 6-8 sheets of curling ice; accessible to people with a disability.

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Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Competition Venues

UBC Winter Sports Center (University of British Columbia)

Sport: Ice Sledge Hockey

Distance from Vancouver Paralympic Village: 12km

Venue Capacity: 7,200

Elevation: 90m

HIGHLIGHTS

Scheduled Completion: Fall 2008, with one rink already completed.

Following the Games, the venue will become a recreational and high-performance multi-sport legacy facility. The new training arena will be easily convertible for ice sledge hockey training and competition.

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HIGHLIGHTS

The Vancouver Paralympic Village is located on Vancouver’s inner-waterfront with extraordinary views of the city’s downtown skyline and coastal mountains.

Athletes will be able to walk or bus to the city’s shopping and entertainment districts and enjoy nightly cultural celebrations just moments away.

It will feature modern low- and mid-rise accommodation for athletes and team officials, an average distance of 12km from the Vancouver area competition venues.

Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Non Competition Venues

Vancouver Paralympic Village

Location: Vancouver False Creek

Venue Use: Athletes’ and NPC Team Officials’ Accommodations

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Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Non Competition Venues

BC Place Stadium

Location: DowntownVancouver

Venue Use: Opening Ceremony

Gross Venue Capacity: 60,000

HIGHLIGHTS

BC Place Stadium covers four hectares and has the largest air supported stadium roof in North America.

The enclosed venue offers many advantages in addition to protection from winter weather, including an unprecedented opportunity to stretch the boundaries of Ceremonies’ spectacle using state of the art lighting, projection, sound and special effects technology.

BC Place is currently the home to British Columbia sport teams, concerts and large-scale events.

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Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Competition Venues

Whistler Creekside – Whistler Mountain

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Distance from Whistler Paralympic Village: 4.1km

Venue Capacity: 6,000

Elevation: 810m (finish area)

HIGHLIGHTS

Alpine Super Combined has been confirmed as a new addition to the Paralympic competition schedule.

All Paralympic alpine events will take place on Franz’s Downhill Course.

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Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Competition Venues

Whistler Nordic Venue – Callaghan Valley

Sports: Cross-Country Skiing / Biathlon

Distance from Whistler Paralympic Village: 14.7km

Venue Capacity: 6,000

Elevation: 850m – 910m

HIGHLIGHTS Scheduled completion: Fall 2007

14km of competition trails 8km of training trails 20km of recreational trails

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Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Non Competition Venues

Whistler Paralympic Village

Location: Lower Cheakamus Valley

Venue Use: Athletes’ and NPC Team Officials’ Accommodations

HIGHLIGHTS

Scheduled Completion: Fall 2009

The Whistler Town Centre is only a short shuttle ride away for athletes and officials.

After the Games, the Whistler village will leave a legacy of affordable housing units, an athlete high-performance center as well as affordable, accessible accommodations for athletes in training.

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HIGHLIGHTS

The Whistler Celebration Site is located in the heart of the picturesque Whistler Town Center.

It is a temporary, outdoor venue –the official venue of the 2010 Paralympic Closing Ceremony.

Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Non Competition Venues

Whistler Celebration Site

Location:Whistler Town Center

Venue Use: Closing Ceremony

Venue Capacity: 8,000

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Vancouver 2010 is

committed to providing barrier free venues for both Games

  • Barrier Free Guidelines developed
  • Accessibility considerations have been integrated into venue design phase
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Vancouver 2010 – A Story of World Class Exposure

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2 Games

27 Days of Sport

60 Days of Celebration

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Paralympic Planning

Dena Coward, Director

Manager Coordinator A.A

VANOC

Organizational

Chart

John Furlong

Chief

Executive

Officer

Dave Cobb

Revenue,

Marketing

and

Communications

Terry Wright

Service

Operations

and

Ceremonies

Donna Wilson

Human

Resources,

Sustainability and

International Client

Services

Cathy

Priestner

Allinger

Sport,

Paralympic

Games and

Venue

Management

John

McLaughlin

Chief

Financial

Officer

Dan Doyle

Construction

David Guscott

Corporate

Strategy

and

Government

Relations

Sport

Venue

Management

Paralympic

Planning

NOC / NPC

Services

Technology

Medical

Services and

Anti-Doping

Event

Services

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VANOC

Organizational

Chart

John Furlong

Chief

Executive

Officer

Dave Cobb

Revenue,

Marketing

and

Communications

Terry Wright

Service

Operations

and

Ceremonies

Donna Wilson

Human

Resources,

Sustainability and

International Client

Services

Cathy

Priestner

Allinger

Sport,

Paralympic

Games and

Venue

Management

John

McLaughlin

Chief

Financial

Officer

Dan Doyle

Construction

David Guscott

Corporate

Strategy

and

Government

Relations

Sport

Venue

Management

Paralympic

Planning

NOC / NPC

Services

Technology

Medical

Services and

Anti-Doping

Event

Services

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NOC/NPC Services

Mission

Represent VANOC within the Olympic and Paralympic movements by building and maintaining strong relationships with National Olympic Committee (NOC) and National Paralympic Committee (NPC) partners, based on the accurate and timely exchange of information.

Within VANOC, represent the needs and expectations of all NOCs and NPCs and ensure delivery of consistent and equitable service levels.

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NOC Visit Coordinator

NOC/NPC Services

Structure

Games time

On board

Upcoming hire

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Communication with NPCs

Principles

  • VANOC recognizes the NPCs as the only organizations
  • responsible for their countries’ accredited athletes and officials’
  • participation at the Paralympic Winter Games.
  • VANOC will not bypass the responsible NPC if the request for
  • information or services comes from another unauthorized
  • entity or individual, including athletes, national sport
  • organizations and dignitaries of the NPC’s country.

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Communication with NPCs

Centralized Communication Policy

  • NPC Services is established in VANOC as the official
  • communication channel and only point of contact between
  • VANOC and NPCs
  • NPC Services designate NPC Relations contact for each NPC
  • NPCs designate a primary point of contact with NPC Services
  • BENEFITS FOR NPCs:
  • All NPCs receive timely, consistent and accurate information
  • Equal platform for all NPCs’ preparations for the Games
  • “One-stop shop” experience

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Communication with NPCs

  • Two Vancouver 2010 Progress Reports to NPCs
  • (December 2006 and June 2007)

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Communication with NPCs

  • Three issues of 2010 NPC News (January, April, July 2007)

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Communication with NPCs

  • Launch of the NPC Extranet: http://snow.vancouver2010.com

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Communication with NPCs

  • Emphasis on accessibility - alternative formats
  • Vancouver 2010 section on IPC website

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Meetings with NPCs

Visits Policy

  • VANOC strongly encourages all NPCs to visit Vancouver and the
  • Paralympic venues prior to the Games.
  • NPCs should notify NPC Services at least 30 days in advance of
  • their intention to visit Vancouver.
  • Visits by national sports organizations are hosted only when
  • endorsed by the responsible NPC.
  • VANOC’s official final date for NPC visits is October 31, 2009.

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Meetings with NPCs

  • 7 NPC visits to date

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Meetings with NPCs

  • 4 NPC visits scheduled for Fall 2007
  • Exploring additional opportunities
  • (EPC GA, IPC GA, Beijing 2008)

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NPC Chefs de Mission Seminar

  • The NPC Chefs de Mission Seminar will be held in Vancouver on
  • March 18-21, 2009.

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NPC Chefs de Mission Seminar

  • DRAFT Seminar Program

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NPC Services at Games Time

Vancouver Paralympic Village:

- Delegation Registration Meetings

Whistler Paralympic Village:

- Team Welcome Ceremonies

- Chefs de Mission Meetings

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NPC Services at Games Time

In both Paralympic Villages:

- NPC Services Centres

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Vancouver 2010

Milestones for the next six months

  • Launch the Paralympic Mascot
  • Begin volunteer recruitment
  • Develop NPC Chefs de Mission Seminar concept
  • Prepare NPC Support Grants program scope

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Questions

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