Friday, February 11, 2011

Hello from Halifax!

It's time to shine
by Chris Morrissey Chief Executive Officer – 2011 Canada Winter Games Host Society

Opening day. Wow. For many of us, it’s been a long time coming, to say the least. Seems like yesterday we were getting our Board of Directors in place and choosing our venues.

But now, the athletes have arrived, the dress rehearsals are done, and the chefs and mission teams are already hard at work.

Staff and volunteers have taken their responsibilities very seriously – from developing the sport schedule, fitting out our venues, to lining up talent for Celebration Square. It’s been tough slogging – countless hours of overtime and literally thousands of meetings and planning documents. But I’m so proud of the team.

The past few weeks, we’ve felt the city come alive. Signage is up, volunteers are ready. The Oval has brought people together in a way that nobody expected.

I think we’ve raised the bar in many ways, as the host for the 2011 Games, and we can’t wait to showcase our work to the athletes and spectators.

Bring on the athletes. We’re ready to host the country. We’re ready to shine.

Check out SIRC's Canada Games 2011 webpage for more information!

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