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OLYMPICS RE-VISITED

Feb 12, 2015

It’s hard to believe, but five years ago TODAY downtown Vancouver was ‘centre ice’ for the Olympics.

Ahhh, the sunshine, red mittens, gold medals, electric atmosphere and endless celebrations.

The success of the 2010 Winter Games and its ongoing legacy were just a couple highlights of the DVBIA’s first 25 years as an association – something we’re celebrating all of 2015. This is story 2 of the 12 we have prepared this year.

The DVBIA’s role during the Olympics was to ensure its members were ‘business ready’ for the Games. That they understood the traffic and roadway restrictions, what kind of visitors they could expect to welcome and how their businesses should adapt to the 17-day event.

In the end, more than 1 million people or 50% of the residents of the Lower Mainland came downtown during the Games, and the 25+ sponsor and country houses set up downtown were a huge hit. Remember the 7-hour waits for the zipline over Robson Square?!

Take a trip down memory lane with our new video.

DVBIA - We Remember from pushr on Vimeo.

Doing Business Downtown
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