Posted on 01 February 2010.
Place de la Francophonie 2010 will exude all the Latin flavours of a French Quarter during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
Located in the heart of Granville Island, this little “French Quarter” will offer visitors a cornucopia of FREE activities including shows featuring Canadian and international performers, a sports pub, an agritourism pavilion, exhibition venues and many others activities. More than just a meeting spot, visitors to Place de la Francophonie will delight in the ongoing festive atmosphere while discovering the cultural and artistic wealth of the country.
The performances presented at Place de la Francophonie 2010 are part of VANOC’s Cultural Olympiad.
February 11th to 28th, 2010
Hours of operation:
Air Canada Stage: Everyday from 6:00 p.m.
Club Adrenaline: 11:00 a.m. to midnight
Agritourism Pavilion: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Street Events: Starting at noon
At Place de la Francophonie each evening presents an opportunity to stir your imagination with performances and shows illustrating the diversity of Canada’s Francophone culture, where established stars perform alongside the best of emerging artistes in an atmosphere of perpetual celebration.
Starting everyday at 6pm
Posted in Vancouver 2010, Venues
Posted on 18 January 2010.
The 9,000 square-foot Irish House will house 750 visitors at a time at the temporary site, conveniently located adjacent to Doolin’s Irish Pub in downtown Vancouver. The Irish House site will facilitate Doolin’s trademark ‘Irish family feel’ in ambiance, culture, and music.
The Irish House will be a welcoming gathering place with a boisterous traditional Celtic atmosphere. During the day, the pavilion will feature family-friendly entertainment with music and cultural exhibits. Multiple televisions and projection screens will run highlights of the Games. In the evenings, the true Irish pub culture will come to life, and visitors will experience a party where it will feel like every day is a St. Patrick’s Day party.
Local and international media personalities will be in attendance throughout the two weeks, with familiar names such as Red Robinson, Dave Abbott, Ron Coleman, and Jim Byrnes invited as guest MCs. The official opening on February 11 will kick off with The Most Reverend J. Michael Miller – the Arch-Bishop of Vancouver performing a blessing on the pavilion. A traditional Celtic Standing Stone monument, custom designed and created for the Irish House 2010, will be a featured display piece in pavilion and auctioned off on Saturday February 20.
Irish House 2010 will be located at 620 Nelson Street in Vancouver, BC. The hours of operation will be 7 pm-3 am February 8, and noon to 3 am February 9 – 28. The venue is family friendly from noon – 7 pm, then only 19+ permitted 7 pm onwards.
There will be a $5-20 entrance fee for adults (depending what time of day you arrive) and kids are always free.
As with any Irish Pavilion, get ready for a load of fun and entertainment.
For more information, call (604) 331-7854
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