VANOC seeks bib supplier

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The Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee (VANOC) has issued a tender invitation.

The Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee (VANOC) has issued a tender invitation to obtain quotations for the manufacture, supply and delivery of supplemental and supportive bibs and armbands from qualified companies for next year's Winter Olympic Games. For further information, or to download application forms, interested parties should visit: http://www. vancouver2010. com/en/about–vanoc/procurement/procurement–opportunities/–/33180/t5cudp/index. htmlContact information:ProcurementThe Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games3585 Graveley StreetVancouver, British Columbia V5K 5J5Phone: +1 (778) 328–2010Fax: +1 (778) 328–2011E–mail: procurement@vancouver2010. comMeanwhile, in a nod to Canada's most widely recognised symbol, the maple leaf has been given pride of place on the Official Posters of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, unveiled at the end of June 2009 by the VANOC. "One of Canada's most cherished symbols is the maple leaf. We put it on our flag, our uniforms and even our backpacks when we travel around the world. It sums up who we are–our shared history, values and goals as a country, " said Nathalie Lambert, Canada's chef de mission for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. "That's why it's fitting to have the maple leaf on the official posters of Canada's Games. With this modern, youthful and spirited take on our national symbol, we will welcome the world as hosts of the 2010 Winter Games in just 228 days time!"Lambert, a three–time Olympic medallist in short track speed skating, unveiled the posters with Jean LabontÉ, a 2006 Paralympic gold medallist in ice sledge hockey; and John Furlong, VANOC chief executive officer. One of the most coveted collectors' keepsakes of the Games, the official posters of the Games–the 21st produced for an Olympic Winter Games–will have a place in history alongside past Games posters, and are sure to grace bedroom walls, boardrooms and sports facilities around the world. The posters are now on sale at www. vancouver2010. com/store and at The Olympic Stores located at Vancouver International Airport and in Whistler, BC, starting at C$15. The complementary posters, which reflect the signature look of the 2010 Winter Games, have a bold, contemporary design and feature a cropped maple leaf composed of a vibrant palette of blues and greens found in the natural landscape of Vancouver and the Sea to Sky corridor, the Games Host Region. When the Olympic and Paralympic posters are displayed together, the two halves of the maple leaf join to create a whole, a concept that is a first for an organising committee. The Official Emblems of the Games, and the Games motto With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploits, are also on the posters. All poster elements are artfully displayed on a white wood grain textured background.

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