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Province provides more cash for Whistler's Olympic anniversary celebration


Blog by Nick Swinburne | December 12th, 2010


Province provides more cash for Whistler's Olympic anniversary celebration

The one-year anniversary of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games is shaping up to be a pretty good party in Whistler, with the B.C. government announcing an additional $30,000 grant to help pay for an arts festival.

A total of $50,000 in Spirit Festival grants are now earmarked for what's being called Whistler2010-Live — a two-week celebration of the Olympic anniversary in February 2011. A $20,000 grant was announced previously.

The anniversary festival is set to include live, outdoor concerts, film screenings, snow sculpting and literary and visual arts from Feb. 12 to 28 in Whistler.

"The 2010 Olympics weren't just a lot of fun, but the beginning of a significant legacy for Whistler," Joan McIntyre, West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA, said in a statement.

"Whistler2010-Live will help us mark the first anniversary in style."

Whistler’s $50,000 share is part of a total $3 million allocated for Spirit Festivals in B.C. in 2011.