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Vancouver city staff gird for serious and unintentionally funny job of helping Olympics tourists.

December 11th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Okay, a frivolous story, I know, but I couldn’t resist.

Word has been filtering out the last couple of week or so about the one day of training that Olympics volunteers at Vancouver city hall have been going through, which included some amusing items like memorizing the names of the mascots and learning to identify the councillors (sure hope they don’t get those two mixed up — thought I vote for David Cadman as Quatchi). I hasten to add that staff thought much of the training was, by and large, probably useful. It was just certain bits that got them giggling.

I made long-suffering Peter Judd, who is busy trying to oversee not just this but also the transportation plan — essentially the equivalent of having 17 Super Bowls in a row — and much more, confirm it all and have a story in the Globe today.

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