Posted by: PPHR | February 12, 2010

Get out, eat pancakes, meet the world

Check out Whistler Canada Olympic House community events and Nation Houses

There’s no better place to celebrate the 2010 Winter Games than at the Whistler Canada Olympic House at the Whistler Public Library thanks to a variety of exciting community events complete with pancakes and entertainment.

Experience Whistler Canada Olympic House every Saturday in February from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for community pancake breakfasts. The public is also invited to celebrate the Closing Ceremony on Feb. 28 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

With the exception of community events, access to Whistler Canada Olympic House is primarily by accreditation or invitation. It serves as a meeting place for Canadian Olympic athletes and their family and friends, international dignitaries, government officials and other guests.

The world has also arrived in Whistler and residents can experience a variety of different countries without leaving town.

Visitors and locals can check out three of the nation houses in Whistler – House of Switzerland at the Mountain Club restaurant, Austria Passive House and the Norwegian Church’s Sjomannskirken at Millennium Place.

At the Austria Passive House, sample Austrian food, beer and other beverages as well as mingle with athletes and dignitaries every day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The House of Switzerland is open to the public every day through the Games. Special events are planned throughout the Games period, with demonstrations by Lindt chocolate makers, samples of cheese and other Swiss foods, and a visit from Globi, the Mickey Mouse of Switzerland.

Norway’s Sjomannskirken is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the rest of the Games. The traditional program is to offer Norwegians a home away from home with waffles, coffee and Norwegian newspapers and TV. Two Christian church services will also be held during the Games.

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