Bamboo Welcome Gates and mobile art studios will greet visitors to Chinatown and Zodiac Square. Visitors to the exhibitions will participate in happenings and make “Olympic Wishes”. Since the 2010 Olympics coincide with Asian New Year, the story of the “race” among the Asian zodiac creatures will be featured in displays of Asian folk art figures. CSAA partners for this official Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad are VANOC, City of Vancouver-City Happenings, Chinese Cultural Centre, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens, Arts Umbrella, Save the Children Canada, Beijing Bright Fine Arts School and Olympic Development Authority, London. An official opening event will be scheduled between Feb. 12th and early March.
It’s a ‘Happening’!
Happenings are City of Vancouver-funded activities, events and legacy projects taking place in city neighbourhoods in the months leading up to and during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in February and March 2010. Host a City Happening events reflect the Olympic and Paralympic values of friendship, solidarity, peace, fair play, optimism, inspiration and empowerment.
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