Port Moody steps up for Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics…

On day 105 (February 11th), one day before the Olympic torch reaches its 2010 Vancouver destination, the Torch Relay will be coming through Port Moody and the Tri-Cities, stopping for a celebration at Maillardville’s Mackin Park in Coquitlam.

The Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be on Friday, February 12th.

In the Olympic spirit, the City of Port Moody, with the help of the Arts and Culture Committee and Games Legacy Task Force, proudly showcased a new colourful collection of 5 winter banners depicting the winter sports that are practiced in and around Port Moody: hockey, curling, figure-skating, sledge-hockey and snowboarding.

The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is seeking a reduction of at least 30 per cent in local vehicle traffic into downtown Vancouver. To help encourage motorists to take public transit during the Games, the City of Port Moody will make almost 500 parking spaces available to passengers using the West Coast Express train from February 12 to February 28.

The parking lots in the Rocky Point Pool parking lot at 2800 Murray Street (150 parking spaces) and the Inlet playing field parking lot in the 3200-block of Murray Street (300 parking spaces), will be staffed by volunteer parking attendants, provided by the City of Port Moody, to offer directions and general assistance to users.

The West Coast Express will have an 80 per cent capacity increase, supporting customers on a first-come, first-serve basis during the Games, by adding six additional trips on weekdays, nine more on Saturdays and seven on Sundays.

The Port Moody Recreation Complex has already been made available for meeting and training spaces.

There’ll be plenty of magical moments

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