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

 

 

 

 

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!