Celebrate Olympic and ParaOlympic Village Open House, Sat. May 15th

Historic Salt Building retrofitted and flanked by a pair of sparrow sculptures. May 2010.

Historic Salt Building retrofitted and flanked by a pair of sparrow sculptures. May 2010. Photo by J. Chong

Join City of Vancouver Mayor Robertson,  John Furlong, some Olympic athletes and more fun on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at  the official public open house for  the Olympic and ParaOlympic Village.  A chance to relive some Olympic memories but also to see new public space facilities and landscaped park  after the Olympics. Please check this poster from the City of Vancouver, for more event details and public entrances into the Village park.

The public park area is nearly complete. More people discover it weekly with its outdoor seating areas, footpaths, bike path, children’s playground area, man-made water courses that attract ducks, gigantic sparrow sculptures, the historic red Salt Building, innovative landscaping use of old railroad ties  and much more to see.

There will be autographing and photo opportunities with some Canadian Winter Olympic medaled athletes, Olympic pin trading,  a small display of Olympic memorabilia and torches, as well as sledge hockey skill testing.

View from within Olympic and ParaOlympic Village in public parkland and looking towards North False Creek. May 2010

View from within Olympic and ParaOlympic Village in public parkland and looking towards North False Creek. May 2010.

Vancouver Area Cycling Association will also be there at the red Salt Building to provide cycling information on upcoming cycling events for June Bike Month and  bike maps.  After all, the VACC worked with the City of Vancouver to ensure there was a cycling-pedestrian path through the Village  that everyone now enjoys enroute to and from Granville Island Market.  It almost did not happen –believe it or not. Original plan was a path around just the Village perimeter.

Use common sense  when travelling to the Village. There may be many folks gathering there.   Celebrate sustainability for design of the Village, by jogging, walking, cycling or use public transit to get to the Village area. Canada Line Olympic station is just a few blocks away.  The Village has been and continues to receive international interest from the urban design and planning world.

See you there this Saturday. Relive memories and experience an Olympic design legacy for environmental sustainability, alternative transportation and community public space.

Pedestrian bridge. Olympic and ParaOlympic Village. May 2010

Pedestrian bridge. Olympic and ParaOlympic Village. May 2010

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