BC Sports Hall of Fame Feb 11th, 2012
BC Sports Hall of Fame set to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with a Red Mitten Weekend!

Vancouver, B.C. (February 11, 2012) – CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games attended the Red Mitten Weekend and made a surprise donation of his one and only Blue Jacket. The Blue Jacket was signed by John and will become a permanent part of the Vancouver 2010 Gallery at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

The Red Mitten Weekend continues …. Did you find your red 2010 mittens? Find them and wear them to the BC Sports Hall of Fame for the Red Mitten Weekend- February 11 and 12 th celebrating the 2 nd Anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The first 25 kids on Saturday and the first 25 kids on Sunday wearing their 2010 Red Mittens will receive FREE admission.

Red Mitten Weekend activities include:
·All guests receive ½ price admission
·NEW Vancouver 2010 Gallery – relive the exhilaration of the Games
·Blue Jacket Reunion – 2010 Games volunteers (with accreditation) can sign the Blue Jacket Legacy Wall
·Red MittenColouring Contest – your chance to win FREE Hall of Fame Birthday Party
·Go Canada Go! scavenger hunt
·Face painting
·Break a sweat in the Participation Zone where you can climb the wall, run the track, kick the ball and slap the puck!

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open daily at Gate A of BC Place from 10am-5pm. For more information please visit:


About the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
The BC Sports Hall of Fame has re-opened at Gate “A” of BC Place with a new Vancouver 2010 Gallery and a new Hall of Champions and is open daily from 10am-5pm. The BC Sports Hall of Fame, a non-profit society, is the ‘go to’ organization for BC sport heritage. For over 40 years, we have honoured BC’s teams, builders, athletes, pioneers, and media through the annual induction ceremony the Banquet of Champions. To date 325 individuals and 54 teams have been inducted onto the BC Sports Hall of Fame. The collection of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum includes over 25,000 artifacts and 20,000 archival documents representing 100 years of sporting accomplishments in British Columbia. In everything it does, the BC Sports Hall of Fame honours, educates, and inspires through the Hero In You © educational program.

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Allison Mailer                                                               
Director of Operations                                                
BC Sports Hall of Fame                             
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John Furlong inspired us all with his eloquent address and has reinforced the purpose and importance of our organisation. He has definitely raised the bar for our next event.
Francis LeBlanc, Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.
I have had the pleasure over my 20 year career of hearing and hiring many great speakers, but John Furlong stands out as one of the best. His message was outstanding and his passion is absolutely incredible. He is truly an inspiring individual and I would put my personal guarantee on it that an audience would not be disappointed no matter what part of the world you are from.
Angie Pfeifer, C.M.M. Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Meetings, Travel & Incentives Investors Group Financial Services