Vancouver to shake off its No Fun image with Olympic party sites

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 8, 2009 2:54 pm

Gregor Robertson, the mayor of Vancouver is expecting his new “LiveCity” program to help get rid of his home city’s image of being “No Fun.”  The LiveCity initiative will feature two “party plazas in Vancouver’s central area” that are optimized for “a huge number of Olympic visitors.”  Robertson said “it will be the final nail in the coffin.  This is not a ‘no-fun’ city.  I think we’ll demonstrate that in spades at the Olympics.”

Beer and Wine will be served at the Downtown site, which will be used primarily for food and drink and hold 3000 people.  Robertson said “we’ll have some alcohol so people can stop by between events, have a glass of wine and watch some events on the big screens there.” The sister-site Yaletown will accommodate 10,000 people, but will be a “no-alcohol zone” and be “more of a celebration site with big festivities and lots of live music.”  The torch relay will pass through Yaletown on February 11th, the night before the opening ceremony.