Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Dena Coward – Director, Paralympic Planning Lambis Konstantinidis – Manager, NPC Relations
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…
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
Vancouver 2010 is Canada’s promise to host an inspiring and inclusive celebration of sport, culture and sustainability
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
Vancouver 2010 - A Story of Small Town Spirit …
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.
Vancouver 2010 - A Story of Big City Facilities
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Vancouver 2010 – A Story of World Class Exposure
2 Games 27 Days of Sport 60 Days of Celebration
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 30
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 31
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. 32
NOC Visit Coordinator NOC/NPC Services Structure Games time On board Upcoming hire 33
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. 34
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 35
Communication with NPCs • Two Vancouver 2010 Progress Reports to NPCs • (December 2006 and June 2007) 36
Communication with NPCs • Three issues of 2010 NPC News (January, April, July 2007) 37
Communication with NPCs • Launch of the NPC Extranet: http://snow.vancouver2010.com 38
Communication with NPCs • Emphasis on accessibility - alternative formats • Vancouver 2010 section on IPC website 39
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. 40
Meetings with NPCs • 7 NPC visits to date 41
Meetings with NPCs • 4 NPC visits scheduled for Fall 2007 • Exploring additional opportunities • (EPC GA, IPC GA, Beijing 2008) 42
NPC Chefs de Mission Seminar • The NPC Chefs de Mission Seminar will be held in Vancouver on • March 18-21, 2009. 45
NPC Chefs de Mission Seminar • DRAFT Seminar Program 46