The Final Countdown

Now that I have that song stuck in my head… today marks the first day of BC Spirit Week but Olympic organizers have something very special in store for Vancouverites aside from free ice skating and sing songs.

There’s a big ceremony, including lots of hoopla this Monday, downtown to ‘celebrate’ the 3-years-to-go mark for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: A countdown clock six metres high, three metres wide, weighing 1,170 kilograms will be at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s northwest corner in downtown Vancouver.

Preparations are underway to unveil it to the citizens of Vancouver, rain or shine, in a fast-paced noon hour celebration on Monday, February 12 – the three-year anniversary to the start of the 2010 Winter Games.

The Countdown Clock will log the hours, minutes and seconds remaining until the Games begin. An impressive sculpture, it will be permanently located on the Georgia Street Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery – a fixture that residents of Vancouver and visitors alike will be able to enjoy both before and after the Games. [Vancouver2010]

On CTV they had a promo for the festivities, with the sports guy saying he’ll give a preview of some of the events and community activities, the anchors talking about the unveiling and then there’s Tamara Taggart saying, “I’ll be live in Whistler giving 2010 weather predictions.”

Yeah, anyway – bring the kids down, meet local TV personalities, enjoy hours of activities and if you’re strongly opposed to the games, this is just one more thing…

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