As British Columbia locals we feel a sense of pride to be hosting the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. At the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites we’re getting into the spirit with some great rates and packages for the preliminary events.
Start with what could be the prelude to the 2010 Olympic Women’s Gold Medal Hockey Game.
Canada vs USA Women’s Hockey Exhibition Game
The Canadian and American women’s national hockey teams will face off at 7:00 pm, Monday, October 5, 2009 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Canada’s National Women’s Team will face the United States’ Women’s National Team in a series of six exhibition games, ahead of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC.
The October 5th hockey game is presented in partnership with Community Living Victoria, Sport Host Victoria, Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, City of Victoria and Hockey Canada with the majority of fundraising proceeds going to Community Living Victoria and the National Women’s Hockey Program.
The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay begins October 30th in Victoria!
The Olympic flame arrives in Victoria directly from Athens, Greece and will begin its journey across Canada, travelling more than 45,000 km (28,000 miles) before arriving back in Vancouver on Feb. 12, 2010. signaling the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games at B.C Place Stadium. The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay route will be the longest domestic torch relay route in Olympic history.
The flame will arrive early in the day on October 30th to much fanfare and excitement at a ceremony at the Inner Harbour, and a large-scale community celebration is being planned for that evening – again in the Inner Harbour – to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay’s first day in Canada. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the festivities!