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  1. How do I close/delete my account on gamesbid.com?
  2. Well since the women did not work hard to have the required 2 world title competitions before 2010 (next year they will go for the first), there is no decision to be made.
  3. Youth Hostel on Thurlow Lemon curry
  4. Hahahahaha All the "copiers" as you call them, are mutlifunctional. Well, all the ones I have seen/used. They are printers, photocopiers, scanners and fax machines. Nice try yourself Ricoh. But I'm sure you'll tell me there's a Xerox in the men's washroom under the parking garage behind hte low rise. And I think it's 5 levels. By the time I started there were no more underground spots available. Now people get spots at the Sikh temple and shuttle (or walk) to campus.
  5. Dunno. But I was told the City of Van bought it and rents it to VANOC at a special rate, since they are a partner. There is/was an architectural company on one floor. Otherwise its all VANOC
  6. LOL. No, I would not ever say that. But I also am not naive. Walking up to a photocopier and taking its photo? Especially since I don't work on that floor? That's a little too high profile. Besides, unless the third floor is different, mostly we got Ricoh printers. There's one colour in each area; the rest are black and white. Is it Regina or Whitehorse? Because all printers are named (on the network) after major Canadian cities and towns. Ask your friend that (not you baron, the other person)
  7. You have no idea what your talking about. The only the Olympic Charter says about the Torch and the Opening Ceremonies is in Section 55: "55 Use of the Olympic Flame 1. The OCOG is responsible for bringing the Olympic flame to the Olympic stadium. All arrangements for any torch relay and any use of the Olympic flame shall be carried out in strict compliance with the IOC Protocol Guide." Don't make things up. You look stupid.
  8. No, but all-staff meetings tend to be more value-added. Guest speakers etc. And nothing over email either.
  9. This is one of those things that isn't being told to us either. Like the Mascots were
  10. 1. Officially 9-5, but it depends on what's on you're workload, what's coming up for deliverables, and your boss. If there is a sport event soon and you have a significant role the days are often 12 hours long. Other times we sneak out a bit early on Friday. 2. I think we're close to 1000 paid and a lot of part time volunteers and contractors too 3. very little, though it seems some who started in 04/05 are moving on now. One of the great things is that most people are smart, nice and dedicated. 4. I only know what's listed on the 2010 website. Sport seems to be getting bigger. And the timing people (like race timing...I forget the offical name) 5. Not a lot from what I see. The Gamers will move on to London or Sochi (or the next Pan Am, Commonwealth or Asian Games). Locals...some will go back to roles/organisations. But we all will get outplacement supports etc. 6. In total over 50 thousand "staff" are needed. But more than half are volunteers. I think alot of the "workforce" positions are about processing the volunteer applications that have been coming in since Feb. Several thousands more will be temporary service workers or contractors. So the actual paid VANOC staff are less than 3 thousand.
  11. If you mean the Beijing Canadian OLYMPIC TEAM clothes that's the COC, not us. But yeah, they're pretty fugly. HBC has the contract for VANOC uniforms (not Olympic teams, workers). And bear in mind that uniforms are prolly the thing that most people have the strongest opinions about. They got to be working outside and inside, snow and ice, warm and freeeezing cold. There are issues with HBC though. Ones that must be worked out by the end of 2008 for the Games (much much sooner for Sport Events).
  12. I will get fired if I am caught doing this. So no details about me.
  13. Downtown musta been sweet. I didn't start until after the move to East Van. Really the food is the part that bites. Otherwise they do a good job of making us all comfortable. Which is important, since sometimes the days are looooong
  14. I didn't ask the questions. Not my fault if there ones I can't answer. OK....everyone got an IBM laptop until this month. Now there giving out Aser ones. And we all will get new ones sometime this summer. The wireless network people can "see" doesn't work...yet. We have to change our passwords every 60 days. A pain. The intranet is ICE, the contractor site SNOW. Belive me yet?
  15. You're right. There is 2 cafeterias. Ones a bistro that has so-so sandwiches and salads. The others a school cafe and the food is ok to baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. But it's not expensive at least. In the area theres Ethical Bean Coffee for sandwiches. And Bosa Foods for sandwiches. And McDonalds and Knight and Day up at Lougheed and Boundary. So yeah, the food...not so great. But lots of microwaves! The freeway is kind of weird because it seems to make a wind tunnel or something. Its always windy out there. GM dealership? I know there's an ICBC depot. When I'm on the skytrain shuttle I tend to talk to the drivers and don't notice the area.
  16. Figure skating for sure. Curling medal round.
  17. No idea....no info on that yet, not even proposals. I am curious to!
  18. On behalf of VANOC can I tell you <b>you're incredibly ignorant?</b> 1. Both First Nations in Canada and Tibetans in China have been colonized. Same thing, different eras 2. Aboriginals in Canada didn't have full citizenship rights until 1960 3. Da "alcohol and cigarettes" thing started when we ripped their families apart via Residential Schools 4. Some Aboriginal people here never were asked if they wanted to be Canadian. Others were told they weren't and could never be--including those who served in World Wars 1 and 2. Many others consider themselves proud Canucks 5. Almost half of all rural reserves in Canada have undrinkable water systems--because we put them as far away from our cities as possible. If my community's kids were killing themselves, if my homes had no heat or drinkable water, if my culture had been systematically snuffed out <I>I wouldn't tend to be very polite in protest either</I> Fontaine's not dumb though. Ultimately he won't disrupt anything. But give us your address: we'll send him there
  19. Actually those tickets will be among the easier to get--and shouldn't be too expensive. There're be a few thousand spectators (some in the stands, some milling about). Whomever is the tour company awarded the Aussie distribution will probably offer packages featuring aerials (and short track and any other sports where an Aussie has a decent chance for a medal). Stay tuned to vancouver2010.com
  20. We were actually very happy to win 2010...and still think Korea got ripped for 2014. We like to call 2014 the "let's shut the whiny Ruskis up" OWG. I mean, just because they only have a teeny ski resort already built? That's not important! They have the ability to channel their corrupt and illicit ways into developing a huge slave wage force that can be disapeared in Jan 2014! Really, all Korea did was <b>everything they got knocked back for in 2010</b>. Clearly they aren't really committed to Olympism.
  21. They were on brighbloodlilightsnmilllionswachen. Not cheap stuff. Stick with E. All my relations...
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