Province Formalizes Support for Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games

first_img support initiatives that enhance tourism, sport volunteerism, trade, and investment, and other economic related benefits; ensure Aboriginal participation and inclusion throughout the Games; and, showcase Nova Scotia artists and arts organizations. “By collaborating with the Vancouver Organizing Committee we are not only showing our support for the 2010 Winter Games, but we will use this as an opportunity to learn and become more knowledgeable as we prepare to host the 2011 Canada Winter Games,” said Mr. Barnet. VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic and Paralympic Winter in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from Feb. 12 to 28, 2010 and the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. Nova Scotia is heading to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. The province and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) announced today, Jan. 29, that Nova Scotia’s culture, innovation and athletes will be on display in 2010, when the eyes of the world will be on Vancouver and Canada. “The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are Canada’s games and offer an unparalleled opportunity to promote our province and our people,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “We are proud to offer our support to the Games and look forward to helping Canada welcome the world.” A memorandum of understanding was signed on behalf of the province by Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection and VANOC chief executive officer John Furlong. “The Vancouver 2010 story will be shaped by Canadians from coast to coast to coast, and we are delighted to welcome Nova Scotia, proud hosts of the 2011 Canada Winter Games, to the team,” said Furlong. “Today you join us on an exciting journey that presents Nova Scotia, along with the rest of Canada, with a unique opportunity to showcase our culture and heritage to the world.” The memorandum of understanding includes the following areas of co-operation:last_img

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