Showing posts with label Winter Olympics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Winter Olympics. Show all posts

February 7, 2014

Luge | Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion's Response to Russia’s Anti-LGBT Propaganda Law

The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion put out an ad featuring the two-man luge to protest Russia's anti-gay stance (Winter Olympics, Sochi 2014).


"The games have always been a little gay. Let's fight to keep them that way."

January 8, 2010

3 ways to come to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

As you may already know, Canada is hosting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. If you want to come to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, there are 3 ways to do it.

1. As an Olympic/Paralympic “Family Member”
This includes: athletes, team officials, International Olympic/Paralympic Committee members, International Sports Federation members, National Olympic/Paralympic Committee members, selected media representatives of broadcasters and press, observers from other organizing committees and other guests – all of whom must be designated by the International Olympic/Paralympic Committees.

2. As a Games-accredited Work Force Member (Primary Workforce)
This only includes workers who are under contract with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) — not ones hired by independent employers. More information here.

This also includes: VANOC staff and volunteers, technical and operational staff of sponsors, broadcasters, press, other organizing committees, contractors and other government/law enforcement organizations.

3. As a visitor or temporary worker not under contract with VANOC (Secondary Workforce)
If you want to attend the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as a spectator, or to work for an employer other than VANOC, you need to meet certain visa requirements.

Here's a guide for Visiting Canada and How to Expedite process for work permit application. And here's how to find jobs in Canada.

December 31, 2009

2010 Winter Olympics Packages

This post is for those asking for 2010 Winter Olympics Packages.

As the start of 2010 Winter Olympics is fast approaching, more and more readers are asking information about Canadian Tourist Visa Application to visit Canada to watch 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. There are also those who are asking for 2010 Winter Olympics Packages.

2010 Winter Olympics Packages
Here's once of the 2010 Winter Olympics Packages that I found from the net. I can't vouch for their services but it looks reasonable. It's from

Their Winter Games Standard Vancouver Packages include:
  • Accommodations in Vancouver (Hotel Category as selected)

  • Breakfast Daily

  • Professionally Guided Group Vancouver City Tour including Stanley Park, Gastown, and Granville Island

  • Winter Games Commemorative Gift Package

  • Daily Group Shuttle To Whistler Town Center (departs from Vancouver once daily in early morning, returns from Whistler Town Center once daily late afternoon)

  • Vancouver Welcome Kit

  • Roadtrips On-Site Host Team

  • Access to the Roadtrips Vancouver Daily On-Site Hospitality Center including Complimentary Beverages, Snacks, and Event Viewing Lounge (open between 9am and 5pm daily)

  • Access to the Roadtrips Whistler Daily Hospitality Center at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler with Beverages, Snacks, and Event Viewing Lounge (open between 9am and 5pm daily)

  • Expert Travel & Concierge Services of the Roadtrips At-Your-Service Desk™

  • For more information about Roadtrip's 2010 Winter Olympics Packages, simply visit their website or contact them at 1-800-465-1765.

    Please note that having a confirmed 2010 Winter Olympics Package does not guarantee visa issuance. So if you are planning to visit Canada using 2010 Winter Olympics as front but with the real intention of working there or staying longer than allowed, think twice before paying for 2010 Winter Olympics Packages.

    August 18, 2009

    Nike Canada to provide jersey for Canadian Hockey Team

    Nike Canada will not only be an official supplier for the 2010 Winter Olympics, it will also ba a sponsor for Canadian Olympic hockey team.

    Nike Canada Canadian Olympic hockey team jersey

    According to this report, Nike will supply the 2010 Winter Games organizing committee with sporting goods, including the official jersey for the Canadian Olympic hockey team, as well as cash.

    July 21, 2009

    Canada 2010: Canada's 2010 winter games website

    Canada 2010 ( is the Government of Canada's 2010 winter games website. The website features information about 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics - history, games, news and everything about the Government of Canada's participation.

    Canada 2010
    To get update about 2010 Winter Games from Canada 2010, you may subscrive through their RSS Feeds here

    January 5, 2009

    2010 Vancouver Olympics means jobs

    The 2010 Winter Olympics that will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia will definitely create employment opportunities in construction, retail trade, and the tourist industry. Both locals and aspiring temporary foreign workers will benefit from this.

    For those in Canada who wants to work with Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, click here to look for opportunities.

    TheStar reported that it is estimated that B.C. will need 30,000 more tourism workers by 2015 based on a Conference Board of Canada report. While the study was released prior to the economy's sharp decline, industry experts still believe a significant shortfall will exist for two reasons: the impending retirement of baby boomers and the legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

    To find jobs in Canada, visit Canada Jobs Portal.

    To visit Canada to watch the Winter Olympics, here's a tourist visa application guide.

    September 7, 2008

    2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

    The Winter Olympics a winter multi-sport event held every four years. The last Winter Olympics was hosted by Turin, a major city in Northern Italy, on 2006. The next Winter Olympics will be held on 2010 and will be hosted by Vancouver.
    2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
    The 2010 Winter Olympics, will be held from February 12 to February 28, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is the 3rd time that Canada will be hosting the Winter Olympics.

    What's in it for you?

    This means opportunity to live and work in Canada for those whose occupations belong to the following categories:

    -Occupations in Travel and Accommodation
    -Tour and Recreational Guides and Casino Occupations
    -Occupations in Food and Beverage Service
    -Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations
    -Hotel Cleaners

    Need driving direction? Here's MapQuest Canada: Driving Direction and Map of Canada.

    The above occupations are in fact the eligible occupations under new Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled Pilot Project of British Columbia's Provincial Nominee Program. This is probably the province's solution to their projected labor shortage problem and in preparation to 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.