Cultural Olympiad 2010

Talking Stick Festival is just one of 200 events that are part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

An unprecedented celebration of the arts and popular culture in honour of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad 2010 kicks off its incredible 60-day festival Friday, January 22.

Encompassing nearly 200 events—many of them free—that range from the Aboriginal Talking Stick Festival to one-man plays, Francophone comedians, music festivals, operas, symphonies, art exhibits, dance marathons, and more, the Cultural Olympiad is a non-stop feast for the eyes, ears, body, and spirit. It’s the perfect prelude and accompaniment to the 2010 Olympics.

The depth and breadth of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad can be a little overwhelming—there are so many events to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start! Get an introduction to what’s on schedule with 10 Highlights of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

You can also search online for events based on type (e.g., dance), tickets (e.g., free) and location. Events aren’t just confined to Vancouver; they stretch from Richmond to Whistler, with stops along the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.

For complete event listings and to purchase tickets online, go to Vanoc’s official Cultural Olympiad 2010 site.

You can also get a free copy of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad Program Guide from the Cultural Olympiad Info Centre, in the lobby of the CTV building at 750 Burrard Street, and from Bell stores, outlets, Tourism BC Visitor Centres, public libraries, and community centres.

The 2010 Cultural Olympiad runs from January 22 – March 21, 2010.

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