British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

May 19, 2009 16:38 ET

Swiftsure Yacht Race to Feature BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2009) - Those attending Victoria's Swiftsure Yacht Race this year will get an opportunity to experience what it might feel like to compete in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games along with a chance to win gold medal event tickets, as the BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome comes to town May 22 - 23.

"The 2010 Winter Games are right around the corner and we're thrilled to help share the excitement with Victoria," said Michael Graydon, BCLC President & CEO. "Our BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome will offer visitors an unforgettable multi-sensory experience, plus one lucky visitor will win a pair of tickets to the gold medal 500m speed skating event during the 2010 Winter Games. So, don't miss out, because this year's Swiftsure Yacht Race is going to be the best yet!"

The BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome is a massive 5,000 square foot four-domed tent featuring unique interactive sport experiences such as the Immersa-Dome®, which allows visitors to experience, through sight, smell and touch, what it might be like to compete as a member of Canada's Olympic Bobsleigh or Sit-Ski Team from the athletes' perspective. Within the Games Dome, participants can also shoot targets while skiing through the winter woods on a simulated Biathlon course, or test their wrist shot on the Olympic or Paralympic ice hockey rink.

As an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, BCLC offers British Columbians the chance to win tickets to the 2010 Winter Games through prizes SportsFunder lottery games.

For more chances to win gold medal event tickets to the 2010 Winter Games, SportsFunder lottery products are available at every lottery retail location in British Columbia.

- For details, including event dates, please refer to the BCLC Winter Games Dome Backgrounder, www.bclc.com/gamesdome or follow us at www.twitter.com/BCLCGamesDome (@BCLCGamesDome).

BACKGROUNDER

BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome

About the Games Dome:

- The BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome gives the public an opportunity to experience the 2010 Winter Games from the athletes' perspective.

- From May - September 2009, the BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome will be visiting festivals in thirteen communities throughout B.C.

- The BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome was designed and built in British Columbia by Ideal Tents of Delta, B.C.

- The BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome is a custom designed, 5,000 square foot, four-dome tent structure that features full-color exterior murals, lighting, A/V and unique interactive sport experiences.

- Visitors will choose to have photos taken on their individual athlete accreditation pass, shoot targets on a simulated Biathlon course, or test their wrist shot on the Olympic or Paralympic ice hockey rink.

- The Dome will house a new technology called the Immersa-Dome®.

- The Immersa-Dome® provides the viewer with an amazing experience of Paralympic Alpine Skiing or a bobsleigh run.

- The unique display is a hemisphere that completely fills the user's front and peripheral view offering a high-definition panoramic video. It also engages other senses including: smell, sound, and touch through wind blasts and vibrations.

- Viewers will smell the pine of the forest; feel the rush of mountain air against their face, and the thump of the ice under their seat. This multisensory experience is meant to make you feel as if you are a member of Canada's Olympic Bobsleigh or Sit-ski Team.



Games Dome community tour schedule:
Date: Event: Location:
May 15-18 Cloverdale Rodeo Surrey
May 22-24 Swiftsure Yacht Races Victoria
May 30-31 Kelowna Family Fun Day Kelowna
June 12-14 Prince Rupert Seafest Prince Rupert
June 18-21 Sam Steele Days Cranbrook
July 1 Canada Day Kamloops
July 17-19 Billy Barker Days Quesnel
July 30-Aug 3 Abbotsford Agrifair Abbotsford
Aug 5-9 Penticton Peachfest Penticton
Aug 13-16 Prince George Exhibition Prince George
Aug 21-23 Vancouver Island Exhibition Nanaimo
Aug 26-30 PNE Vancouver
Sept 2-6 Interior Provincial Exhibition Armstrong


BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation that offers socially responsible gaming entertainment while generating income that benefits all British Columbians. Last year, more than 6,850 community and charitable organizations received community gaming grants. BCLC is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Contact Information

  • British Columbia Lottery Corporation
    Chris Fairclough
    BCLC Corporate Communications Officer, 2010
    604.247.3122 or Cell: 604.341.1935
    cfairclough@bclc.com
    www.bclc.com