Several club members volunteered during the Olympics. Others enjoyed the many events. All were so very proud to be Canadian
Shona Lobo
Through Volunteer Richmond, was host to the public who wanted to enjoy the Olympics in a warm & comfortable lounge. The executive lounge at the Ozone was a warm place take in all the Olympic activities & enjoy drinks and a hot buffet.

At the Richmond library I helped with kid's activities & welcoming international guests. The international living room had free internet, foreign newspapers, documentaries on Canada & special guests speakers. Being on vacation & attending  all these activities was great.

Michael Chiu
Volunteered at the Exhibit at City Hall. The exhibit included High Tech displays, collection of skates going way back when, drawings by young children, guest speakers and short film documentary at the council chambers.  There was a cranberry display on the south side of City Hall.
My other duty with Tourism Richmond was to tour special guests  out of town guests to interesting sites in Richmond. i.e Steveston, Cannery, London Farm etc, etc.
Linda Coyle
Was a Protocol Officer and made arrangements for or escorted dignitaries to ensure they had a positive Olympic experience. Protocol was a joint venture between the three venue cities of Richmond, Vancouver and Whistler along with VANOC. Training started last October and took place once a week and then three full days of training in January. In addition we went on tours of the locations (but before they were completed).

James Westmacott
Ran a VIP concierge service at YVR for arriving and departing guests that VANOC designate as V1 or V2 level of protocol.
In addition we're handling a good number of senior executives of Olympic Sponsor programs. It's been interesting and a lot of fun. We've dealt with European Royalty, politicians at various levels, and corporate executives.

The unit will function through the paralympic period up to 24th of March.

More reports on member's Olympic experiences next week.