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If you live outside of Metro Vancouver, you can receive one by mailing a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

CTV 2010 Pin Request

Attn: Alexis Chicoine

300-750 Burrard Street,

Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X5

Only addresses outside of Metro Vancouver and within B.C. are eligible for this offer. If you live within Metro Vancouver be sure to continue to watch CTV News for more updates on how and where you can pick up your free CTV 2010 Pin.

We will send one pin per household, while quantities last.

Unfortunately at this time, the eight limited edition CTV British Columbia 2010 Pins are only available to residents of B.C.

(From CTV BC website)

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The gold BC Provincial logo ones I obtained by my local MLA's office. I just emailed his information email.

Spirit of BC sent me 3 pins, a Vancouver 2010 Olympic logo, paralympic logo, and Legacies now logo pins. I emailed them at SpiritofBC@2010LegaciesNow.com

Teck Cominco sent me 2 pins, emailed them at info@teck.com

Millennium Water sent me a pin also, I emailed them using their form on their website at http://www.millenniumdevelopment.com/contactus.php - make sure to enter your address on the form, they didn't email me back but I got a pin in the mail.

I have ten more that said they will send me pins. As soon as I receive them, I will email you with the contact information.

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The gold BC Provincial logo ones I obtained by my local MLA's office. I just emailed his information email.

Spirit of BC sent me 3 pins, a Vancouver 2010 Olympic logo, paralympic logo, and Legacies now logo pins. I emailed them at SpiritofBC@2010LegaciesNow.com

Teck Cominco sent me 2 pins, emailed them at info@teck.com

Millennium Water sent me a pin also, I emailed them using their form on their website at http://www.millenniumdevelopment.com/contactus.php - make sure to enter your address on the form, they didn't email me back but I got a pin in the mail.

I have ten more that said they will send me pins. As soon as I receive them, I will email you with the contact information.

Thanks for the info CodeThree2010. I just sent a request to Rona for pins through the form on this page:

https://www.rona.ca/profile/customer-service

I've received pins from Rona 2 years ago, but they've released some new ones since then so I'm hoping I can get those. I'll keep you posted. I think I'll also try Bell, Petro Canada and RBC again as well. I'm also going to send off an envelope for the CTV pin tomorow.

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Btw, what I did was I went to http://www.vancouver2010.com/en/about-vano...724w/index.html and then clicked each of the logos to go to their website, found the contact page, and emailed them.

So far I have received a yes from (in addition to the above mentioned) Atos Origin, Garrett Metal Detectors, GM, Haworth, Ricoh, Rogers SportsNet, the City of Surrey, TransCanada, General Mills, and Omega Watches.

I have received a no from HBC, 3M, Acklands-Granger, BC Hydro, BC Lottery, Canada Post, the City of Vancouver, Cypress, DOW, Epcor, the Globe and Mail, ICBC, Visa, Weston Bakeries (Wonder+), and Workopolis.

Will keep you updated.

By the way, I met someone who works for Britco - don't try emailing them or calling them, they don't respond and the lady supposedly hangs up the phone if you ask for a pin.

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Btw, what I did was I went to http://www.vancouver2010.com/en/about-vano...724w/index.html and then clicked each of the logos to go to their website, found the contact page, and emailed them.

So far I have received a yes from (in addition to the above mentioned) Atos Origin, Garrett Metal Detectors, GM, Haworth, Ricoh, Rogers SportsNet, the City of Surrey, TransCanada, General Mills, and Omega Watches.

I have received a no from HBC, 3M, Acklands-Granger, BC Hydro, BC Lottery, Canada Post, the City of Vancouver, Cypress, DOW, Epcor, the Globe and Mail, ICBC, Visa, Weston Bakeries (Wonder+), and Workopolis.

Will keep you updated.

By the way, I met someone who works for Britco - don't try emailing them or calling them, they don't respond and the lady supposedly hangs up the phone if you ask for a pin.

I've been doing the same thing, using VANOC's website as a guide, but I actually haven't done it for a while. Since I did it the last time, a whole lot of sponsors were added. I also use Radar the Pin Guy's website as a reference. His site is here:

http://www.radarthepinguy.com/index.htm

It's probably the best reference site for regular retail and sponsorship pins and international collector's that can't order through VANOC's site can, I believe do it through Radar.

I'm surprised GM, with their recession problems, are still sending out pins. I got a couple pins from them about two years ago.

From your "no" list, I actually got pins from HBC, BC Lottery, and Visa. The response I got from BC Lottery at first was no, but my message got passed to someone else and then they ended up sending me 6 pins (2 each of a COC pin, a Vancouver 2010 pin, and a Sports Funder pin). You may still get something from them. Their response took a while. I did also get a pin from Visa, but it's not a Vancouver 2010 pin. It's a generic Olympic pin that says "Visa Worldwide Partner" with the Olympic rings beneath it.

If you want a pin from one of the participating ski resorts, try Whistler. However, make sure you do your pin request through the municipality website, not the ski resort website. I got four pins from the municipality of Whistler. Try contacting them through:

http://www.whistler.ca/

I just sent a request to Millenium Waters, so I'll see if I get something from them.

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I've been doing the same thing, using VANOC's website as a guide, but I actually haven't done it for a while. Since I did it the last time, a whole lot of sponsors were added. I also use Radar the Pin Guy's website as a reference. His site is here:

http://www.radarthepinguy.com/index.htm

It's probably the best reference site for regular retail and sponsorship pins and international collector's that can't order through VANOC's site can, I believe do it through Radar.

I'm surprised GM, with their recession problems, are still sending out pins. I got a couple pins from them about two years ago.

From your "no" list, I actually got pins from HBC, BC Lottery, and Visa. The response I got from BC Lottery at first was no, but my message got passed to someone else and then they ended up sending me 6 pins (2 each of a COC pin, a Vancouver 2010 pin, and a Sports Funder pin). You may still get something from them. Their response took a while. I did also get a pin from Visa, but it's not a Vancouver 2010 pin. It's a generic Olympic pin that says "Visa Worldwide Partner" with the Olympic rings beneath it.

If you want a pin from one of the participating ski resorts, try Whistler. However, make sure you do your pin request through the municipality website, not the ski resort website. I got four pins from the municipality of Whistler. Try contacting them through:

http://www.whistler.ca/

I just sent a request to Millenium Waters, so I'll see if I get something from them.

I actually just starting collecting sponsorship pins last week when I stumbled across this forum...didn't know you could get sponsorship pins for free by requesting them :P

Yeah, I have been using Radar's site a lot as a reference, it is awesome.

I didn't nessessarally get a no from HBC - more of a canned "I don't understand your message" response that told me to call customer service, who told me to go buy them at the local Zellers, Bay, etc... I tried another email to a different address.

I emailed the Municipality of Whistler last week, not the resort. No response yet. Also emailed Whistler Tourism. No response either.

Forgot to mention I got a response from Saputo saying that they have no pin available, but they are working on one right now, and that they are keeping my request.

Nortel told me to call a phone number...that was out of service lol.

Globe and Mail said no, they can't send me one directly and they said to contact Bell Globemedia - they distribute their pins for them

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Nortel told me to call a phone number...that was out of service lol.

Globe and Mail said no, they can't send me one directly and they said to contact Bell Globemedia - they distribute their pins for them

Definitely try Bell. They are the easiest sponsor to get pins from. They released the very first sponsorship pin when VANOC released the 2010 logo. Bell also was the first to release a sponsorship mascot pin last year. It was an offer through the Vancouver Sun. There was a coupon that you could redeem for a free pin at any Bell store. I think I ended up getting three of those. I guess Bell was the only sponsor that realized that pins are cheap to produce and a good way to market themselves. I'm not sure what to think of the companies that say no to pin requests, especially organizations like the City of Vancouver :blink: (I tried them too and got a no response), and then you have municipalities like Surrey and Whistler that do send pins. B)

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Definitely try Bell. They are the easiest sponsor to get pins from. They released the very first sponsorship pin when VANOC released the 2010 logo. Bell also was the first to release a sponsorship mascot pin last year. It was an offer through the Vancouver Sun. There was a coupon that you could redeem for a free pin at any Bell store. I think I ended up getting three of those. I guess Bell was the only sponsor that realized that pins are cheap to produce and a good way to market themselves. I'm not sure what to think of the companies that say no to pin requests, especially organizations like the City of Vancouver :blink: (I tried them too and got a no response), and then you have municipalities like Surrey and Whistler that do send pins. B)

Hmmm, it's funny. I haven't received a response yet from Bell and when I asked at a couple of Bell stores, they said they don't have anything.

You think Vancouver, as host city, would have some pins available.

I missed the Vancouver Sun offer :(

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I just mailed away for my CTV "1 Year to Go" pin. Anybody know when they will release info about the other pins?

I noticed on Radar's site that a few new pins were released from Canada Post, ICBC, TSN, RDS, and Aquilini.

I guess the deal with ICBC is that you get a pin if they sell your car behind your back. ;)

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So far I have received a yes from (in addition to the above mentioned) Atos Origin, Garrett Metal Detectors, GM, Haworth, Ricoh, Rogers SportsNet, the City of Surrey, TransCanada, General Mills, and Omega Watches.

CodeThree2010, did you contact General Mills by e-mail or snail-mail? I found this address for the head Canadian office on their site:

General Mills Canada Corporation

5825 Explorer Drive

Mississauga, Ontario

L4W 5P6

CANADA

http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/care...ess_canada.aspx

but I couldn't find an e-mail. I'd like to give them a try.

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CodeThree2010, did you contact General Mills by e-mail or snail-mail? I found this address for the head Canadian office on their site:

General Mills Canada Corporation

5825 Explorer Drive

Mississauga, Ontario

L4W 5P6

CANADA

http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/care...ess_canada.aspx

but I couldn't find an e-mail. I'd like to give them a try.

SkiFreak, I used the contact form on their website at http://consumercontacts.generalmills.com/C...s.com/corporate

I received two pins from TransCanada today, one from the City of Surrey, one from Rogers Sportsnet, and one from RBC today.

One thing I have learned is to always include your address somewhere in your emails - and on the online forms. So far two of the people I have emailed have sent me pins without responding to my email.

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SkiFreak, I used the contact form on their website at http://consumercontacts.generalmills.com/C...s.com/corporate

I received two pins from TransCanada today, one from the City of Surrey, one from Rogers Sportsnet, and one from RBC today.

One thing I have learned is to always include your address somewhere in your emails - and on the online forms. So far two of the people I have emailed have sent me pins without responding to my email.

Thanks for that link CodeThree2010. I also tried out YVR tonight. I contacted them through their website form at:

http://www.yvr.ca/contact.asp

I got a reply back pretty much right away to contact another individual. To get pins, contact the Administrative Assistant of Airport Operations through the e-mail address: customercallcentre@yvr.ca

And yes, include your mailing address in your e-mail.

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Thanks for that link CodeThree2010. I also tried out YVR tonight. I contacted them through their website form at:

http://www.yvr.ca/contact.asp

I got a reply back pretty much right away to contact another individual. To get pins, contact the Administrative Assistant of Airport Operations through the e-mail address: customercallcentre@yvr.ca

And yes, include your mailing address in your e-mail.

I contacted YVR too, they forwarded my email to a certain person - still haven't received a reply.

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