Transportation the subject of first 2010 Bid Corporation InfoZone session 

The 2010 Bid Corporation’s Whistler office is launching InfoZone next week, a series of weekly sessions designed to bring the community up to speed on the Olympic bid.

InfoZone kicks off Wednesday, April 10 at the Whistler Mountain Ski Club cabin with an overview of transportation strategies. A different topic of discussion will be the focus of each week’s session, between 7 and 9 p.m. Future topics include economic impact, legacies, accommodation, venues, culture programs and the Paralympic Games.

The InfoZone session will also offer an opportunity to meet members of the bid, ask questions and learn about volunteer opportunities. Highlights of every session will run on Whistler Cable 6.

Further information is available at the 2010 Bid Information Centre, located across from the Brew House and Esquire’s coffee shop in the village. The information centre is open every day except Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, Lafarge North America announced plans Thursday to support the bid to win the 2010 winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and Whistler.

With the pouring of a cement block to be used as the future cornerstone for an Olympic facility, should the bid be successful, Lafarge committed $300,000.

Along with financial support the company, which employees 5,200 people in Canada, also pledged to support the bid’s quest to be environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Lafarge has long supported junior hockey and hopes that its continued support will one-day produce a future Olympic champion.

To date the bid has raised 85 per cent of the $34 million needed to run this portion of the process.

The International Olympic Committee will decide in July 2003 which city will host the 2010 winter Olympic games.

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