Whistler Olympic rings to be replaced, Agitos refurbished 

RMI monies to pay for upgrades to 2010 legacies

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Whistler is spending almost $90,000 for new Olympics Rings and refurbished Paralympic Agitos.

The new Rings will be a more durable replica of the original structure, with reduced annual operating costs and a longer lifespan.

At a cost of $64,000 the Rings were initially commissioned on short notice and for a short "Games time" lifespan.

"The Olympic Rings and Paralympic Agitos are some of the most popular and photographed spots in Whistler Village," said Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden. "These legacies of the 2010 Winter Games allow both visitors and residents to recapture a bit of the magic we all felt in 2010. The replacement and refurbishment of both artifacts ensure they remain a part of the Whistler experience for a long time."

The rings replacement will cost $57,420, while the Agitos refurbishment is pegged at $30,200. The money will come from provincial Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funding.

The former will be replaced from Dec. 14-16 while the Agitos will be removed Nov. 26 and re-installed Dec. 14.

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