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Canada's Role

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The Government of Canada is a proud partner in the planning and staging of Canada's Games, and it is committed to ensuring its investments result in lasting legacies for all Canadians. [More]

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Federal Secretariat
The 2010 Federal Secretariat works with Games Partners, federal departments and agencies, and other stakeholders to provide leadership, advice, and coordinating functions on behalf of the Government of Canada. [More]

Canada's Investments

The Government of Canada is a proud partner of the 2010 Winter Games and has made a major investment in the event. The Games represent an opportunity to shine a light on Canada as an innovative, inclusive, and progressive nation that boasts one of the highest standards of living in the world. [More]

Sport Canada
The federal government is proud to be involved in our country’s athletes' journey to the Games. Through Sport Canada, the Government provides direct support aimed at developing athletes and coaches to the highest international levels by providing technically sound sport programming for all athletes, increasing the number of Canadians from all segments of society involved in sport, and advancing Canadian interests and values in Canada and abroad. [More]

Canada Pavilion
Situated in Vancouver's LiveCity Downtown celebration site, the Canada Pavilion will welcome visitors from all over Canada and the world during the 2010 Winter Games and offer them a truly Canadian experience through fun and interactive activities. [More]

Torch Relay
The Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays are unique occasions to unify Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast and generate a feeling of national pride that will endure long after the flames have been extinguished. [More]

Cultural Olympiad
The cornerstone of the cultural program for the 2010 Winter Games is the Cultural Olympiad.  It is comprised of three major components:  The Cultural Olympiad Festival, a multi-disciplinary festival of performances taking place this year from January 22 to March 21, and featuring approximately 190 artistic projects in 60 venues;  the Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition (CODE), the online home of distinctive digital programmimg and a portal through which to experience many of the live events taking place during the Cultural Olympiad; and the National Presentation and Touring Program that facilitates touring by performing artists featured in the 2010 Cultural Olympiad. [More]

Official Languages
Recognizing Canada's unique opportunity to promote its two official languages through the Canada's Games, the Government of Canada is ensuring that both official languages are fully incorporated into the organizing and hosting of the Games. [More]

Own the Podium
Through the Own the Podium 2010 initiative, our goal is to win the highest number of medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and place among the top three in the gold medal count at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. [More]

Canada 's Goals

In less than a month, the eyes of the world turn to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Canadians will be given a once-in-a-generation opportunity to send a powerful message about who we are as a country and a people.[More]

International Visitor Centre

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are the perfect opportunity to come experience Canada! Discover our true nature as one of the world's friendliest and most beautiful nations. From coast to coast to coast, Canada's extraordinary natural and cultural resources are well worth seeing and experiencing. [More]