Vancouver, BC (January 11, 2009): With only 31 days left until the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, thousands of budget-conscious Canadians and international tourists are checking out CityCaucus.com’s list of free and low cost 2010 Games events. Last month, a special “Where 2 Be For Free” page was launched on the popular urban affairs blog as a means of providing a comprehensive list of the top free venues and events taking place in Metro Vancouver during the Games.
“We have links, Google maps, photos and summaries for over 30 of the top free and low-cost events taking place during the Games,” says Daniel Fontaine, co-editor of CityCaucus.com. "It’s the only listing of its kind and we’re amazed at how many people are sending it around to family and friends through social media networks.”
Some of the most exciting venues listed on the blog include: Quebec House, Bell’s Ice Cube, Richmond’s O-Zone, the Ontario Pavilion, Alberta House, the Bombardier Streetcar, the French Quarter at Granville Island, the Saskatchewan Pavilion, GE Skating Plaza, Power Smart Village, Surrey’s Celebration Zone, the Abbotsford Live Site, Heineken House, LiveCity Downtown and LiveCity Yaletown. In addition, there is a special “streets to watch” section and a list of numerous other events happening around town prior to and during the Games.
“For those people trying to enjoy the Games on a shoestring budget, there will be dozens of excellent attractions and events for the whole family to enjoy,” says Mike Klassen, co-editor of CityCaucus.com. “I would encourage everyone to bookmark this page and try to get out to as many free events as possible over the 17 days of the Games.”
"These are really the first Games where the story will likely unfold first through Facebook, Twitter and other social media. We think the internet will play a crucial role in helping visitors to research, prepare and talk to one other during Vancouver’s Games," says Fontaine.
According to the CityCaucus.com web statistics, the 3 most popular searches so far include the Ontario Pavilion, Saskatchewan Pavilion and GE Plaza at Robson Square. "Where 2 Be for Free" will be updated on a regular basis between now and the end of the Paralympics.