2010 Games Anniversary

 

Red Mittens at 2010 Games

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten years ago, the Whistler community of adventure seekers and sports enthusiasts came together for an unparalleled opportunity on the global stage as Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Now, it is time for the community to again pull out their red mittens, blue volunteer jackets, white torch bearer suits, and cow bells. Whistler will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the 2010 Games this February and March.

Throughout the two-month period, exciting programming will be underway at Whistler Public Library to bring the entire community together and provide a reunion for all who participated in the Games – from organizers, to volunteers, to torch bearers to the athletes who competed, to athletes who were inspired, to enthusiastic spectators and more.

“The magic that came to our mountain town during the incredible 27 days of the 2010 Games continues to permeate everything we do in both tangible and intangible ways,” said Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton. “We lived the dream, and history was made when the world came to our doorstep – it was a once in a lifetime opportunity that surpassed all expectations. Now, let’s celebrate as a community what the Games meant for Whistler, and reunite to relive that magic.”

Exact dates for the programming are February 12 to 28 and March 12 to 21, 2020.

Whistler Celebrates the 2010 Games

 

 

 

February

Cake & Quatchi

Date: Wednesday, February 12
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Join us at the Library on February 12 to kick off the 2010 Games Anniversary! We’ll be serving cake and hot chocolate on Library Plaza.  Our friend Quatchi is back in town! You’ll have a chance to get a photo with this larger-than-life Sasquatch. Please bring your own reusable mug.

Family Après: Games Editions

Date: February 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26
Time: 3 – 6 p.m.
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Gather your friends and family and join us for outdoor winter fun. Between February 12 and February 28 we’ll be adding special Games anniversary surprises, sport demos and athlete visits.

Olympic-themed Storytime 

Date: Friday, February 14, 21 & 28
Time: 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Join us in the Burrow at Whistler Public Library for a sports and Olympic-themed story time. We’ll share songs and stories that celebrate winter sports and the Olympic spirit! This program is for preschool-aged children and their caregivers.

A Breakfast of Champions – Pancake Breakfast

Date: Friday, February 14
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Location: Whistler Public Library
Join us at the Whistler Public Library for a free pancake breakfast. Please bring your own reusable mug. 

Olympic-themed Crafts

Date:  Saturday, February 15 & 22
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Come by the Library and enjoy this parent-directed hour.  We will have games, materials for crafts, and a story corner with felt stories and puppets, all based around the theme of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and winter sports. This program is for families of all ages.

Cypress Point Winter Carnival: ART-LYMPICS

Date: Sunday, February 16
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: 5678 Alta Lake Road
The 7th Annual Cypress Point Winter Carnival returns with a full afternoon of ART-LYMPICS themed activities, games, food, drinks and live entertainment. Afternoon activities and entertainment are free, with hot drinks and food available for purchase from the Cypress Point Café.

Fire & Ice

Date: Sunday, February 16 and Sunday, February 23
Time: 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Skiers Plaza
Every Sunday night during winter, see a spectacular display of ski and snowboard skills at the legendary Fire & Ice Show in Skier's Plaza. Whistler's best skiers and riders jump and flip through a blazing ring of fire accompanied by fire spinners, a DJ and fireworks display. An electrifying evening of free, live entertainment to enjoy with family and friends. There’s a chance to win 2010 Games Anniversary special prizing.

2010 Reunion @ Family Après

Date: Wednesday, February 19
Time: 3 – 6 p.m.
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Calling all Blue Jackets! We’re gathering 2010 Games volunteers, torchbearers, staff and athletes during Family Après on February 19 for a reunion party. Join us to share memories with old friends and enjoy some snacks and entertainment.

Bobs & Lolo

Date: Friday, February 21
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Juno Award-winning musicians Bobs & Lolo are back at the Library! This dynamic duo is dedicated to connecting children to nature with music, movement, and make-believe. Join us at the Library on Friday, February 21 for their upbeat, interactive show.

Lost Lake Nordic Trails – S’mores at the Warming Hut 

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Lost Lake Nordic Trails Warming Hut
Cost: A Nordic Trails Day Ticket or Pass is required.
Nordic ski or snowshoe to the Lost Lake Warming hut and share in the magic of a cozy campfire. There will be free s’mores and hot chocolate available. Please bring your own reusable mug.

Building the Spirit: Whistler’s Volunteers of the 2010 Games

Date: Friday, February 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Whistler Museum & Archives
The exhibit, Building the Spirit: Whistler's Volunteers of the 2010 Games, will open at 7p.m. Friday, February 28 and feature stories and artefacts of volunteers and community members who participated in the 2010 Winter Games.  Opening night will include a chance for everyone to record and share their own experiences of 2010 and the multi-year lead up, and we are encouraging everyone who attends the opening to bring/wear their Olympic gear.  Opening night will be free admission.

Barbed Choir – Wavin’ Flag

Date: Sunday, February 23
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Do you love to sing? Do you love meeting new people? Come out and make some music with Barbed Choir, Whistler's rock ’n roll choir! We’ll be offering a special, Olympic-themed session on February 23, singing K’Naan’s beloved anthem, Wavin’ Flag. No musical skill or experience required!

Games Replay!

Date: Daily
Time: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Relive the 2010 Games at the Library! Whistler Public Library will be screening footage of Team Canada’s participation in the 2010 Games.

Games Memories Photo Display

Date: Daily 
Time: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Take a walk down memory lane at the Whistler Public Library. View a selection of photos taken in Whistler during the 2010 Games. You might spot yourself in the sea of red and white.

Speakers Corner

Dates: Daily from February 12 to 27
Time: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Do you have a story from the 2010 Olympics or Paralympics that you’d like to share? You can be a part of Whistler history! From February 12 to 27, the Whistler Museum’s Speakers Corner will be located at Whistler Public Library – you can stop by and record your story, which will be added to the Museum’s digital archives.

Games Medals Display @ Whistler’s Municipal Hall

Dates: Monday – Friday
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Whistler Municipal Hall
The Olympic and Paralympic Medals created by Corinne Hunt and Omer Abel, are on display at Municipal Hall reception.

Whistler Museum & Archives

Date: Daily
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: 4333 Main Street, Whistler
Discover the 50 year journey and six separate bids that culminated in the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, see equipment used by local athletes, and take your picture holding an Olympic torch!

 

March

Meet Sumi, the Paralympic Mascot

Date: Thursday, March 12
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Join us at the Library on March 12 to kick off the 2010 Paralympic Anniversary! We’ll be serving cake and Sumi’s favorite hot chocolate on Library Plaza.  Please bring your own reusable mug.

Paralympic-themed Storytime 

Date: Friday, March 13 & 20
Time: 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Join us in the Burrow at Whistler Public Library for a sports and Paralympic-themed story time. We’ll share songs and stories that celebrate winter sports and the Paralympic spirit! This program is for preschool-aged children and their caregivers.

Paralympic-themed Crafts

Date:  Saturday, March 14 & Saturday, March 20
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Come by the Library and enjoy this parent-directed hour.  We will have games, materials for crafts, and a story corner with felt stories and puppets, all based around the theme of the Paralympic Games and winter sports. This program is for families of all ages.

2010 Reunion @ Family Après

Date: Monday, March 16
Time: 3 – 6 p.m.
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Calling all Blue Jackets! We’re gathering 2010 Games volunteers, torchbearers, staff and athletes during Family Après on March 16 for a reunion party. Join us to share memories with old friends and enjoy some snacks and entertainment.

Family Après: Games Editions

Date: March 16 & 18
Time: 3 – 6 p.m.
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Gather your friends and family and join us for outdoor winter fun. On March 16 and March 18 we’ll be adding special Games anniversary surprises, sport demos and athlete visits.

Fire & Ice

Date: Sunday, March 15
Time: 7:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: Skiers Plaza
Every Sunday night during winter, see a spectacular display of ski and snowboard skills at the legendary Fire & Ice Show in Skier's Plaza. Whistler's best skiers and riders jump and flip through a blazing ring of fire accompanied by fire spinners, a DJ and fireworks display. An electrifying evening of free, live entertainment to enjoy with family and friends. There’s a chance to win 2010 Games Anniversary special prizing.

Lost Lake Nordic Trails – S’mores at the Warming Hut 

Date: Thursday, March 17
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Lost Lake Nordic Trails Warming Hut
Cost: A Nordic Trails Day Ticket or Pass is required.
Description: Nordic ski or snowshoe to the Lost Lake Warming hut and share in the magic of a cozy campfire. There will be free s’mores and hot chocolate available. Please bring your own reusable mug.

Games Memories Photo Display

Date: Daily until March 22
Time: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Whistler Public Library
Take a walk down memory lane at the Whistler Public Library. View a selection of photos taken in Whistler during the 2010 Games. You might spot yourself in the sea of red and white.

Whistler Museum & Archives

Date: Daily
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: 4333 Main Street, Whistler
Discover the 50 year journey and six separate bids that culminated in the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, see equipment used by local athletes, and take your picture holding an Olympic torch!