Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Host Society Welcomes Chefs de Mission for Final Pre-Games Visit

The Grande Prairie 2010 Arctic Winter Games Host Society reaches another milestone this week, with the arrival of the Chefs de Mission for their final pre-Games visit to our region.

Representatives from the nine circumpolar regions that will participate in the Games arrive in Grande Prairie starting today.

Acting as liaisons between Games organizers and the athletes & cultural participants of their contingent, the 15 Chefs de Mission and Assistant Chefs de Mission will visit many of the venues which will host Games events.

During this final visit, particular attention will be paid to the care and comfort of participants. This means a number of venue tours, as well as a review of the plans for transportation, food services, health, and safety of over 2,000 participants during the Games.

The visit will include two full days of meetings as well as opportunities for the Chefs to meet many of the volunteer Directors, Assistant Directors and Chairs of the Host Society, who are responsible for much of the planning of these volunteer-driven Games.

The Chefs de Mission visited Grande Prairie at this time last year, and President Debbie Reid says this visit is our opportunity to show them the progress that’s been made in what felt like a very short year.

“Their last visit was really our chance to show them our plans, to outline the many things we hoped to put in place to make these Games a success. This visit is our time to shine, to show them how those plans have been implemented.” She says this visit will display our readiness to play host to the circumpolar North.

Media Interviews Available
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Montrose Cultural Centre, 11:45 am

For More Information on this, or other news stories click http://www.awg2010.org/news.aspx

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