Archive:Olympic Torch Relay at UBC, 2010

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The Olympic Torch Relay will be coming to UBC, and the VOC will be hosting a booth in the Olympic Torch Relay Celebration event along with other UBC campus groups. We are looking for volunteers to help out with the VOC booth, which will involve interactive games including: the coin reach game, human bouldering, tabling, balance tug of war (name to be decided), and prusiking. It's okay even if you don't know the games (I didn't), come out and have fun! In addition, helping out during the event will count as a workhike.

This is not a member-recruiting focused event (like Clubs Days), but it would help to know some of this information: Frequently Asked Questions

When ?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Torch Relay Celebration: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
(Booth set up begins 2:00pm)

Booth Schedule

  • 2:00pm

Booth set-up begins

  • 3:30pm

Booth set-up to be completed

  • 4:00pm

Olympic Torch Relay event at UBC officially begins. As the purpose of this event is to celebrate the Olympic Torch passing through, we ask that booths focus their attention on the torch relay as it crosses the festival area. There will be plenty of notice before it arrives, and specific details to follow.

  • 6:00 - 7:00pm

Olympic Torch arrives at UBC. Please note this time is approximate and subject to change.

  • 8:00pm

Booth teardown


Intersection of University Boulevard and East mall. Specific booth location will be provided on event day.

Volunteer Hours

We need volunteers to be at our booth to supervise the games. Preferably three members in each time slot, with at least one exec. Also, please come out if you are familiar with ropework and prusiking to help out with this station.

Please sign-in on the wiki to put your name down for a time slot below. Thank you for helping out!

Booth sign up

2:00pm - 3:00pm
(will start booth set up and maybe leave until come back at 4pm, actual event start time) (Booth Set up)
3)Piotr (later)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
(Any more set-up needed, and watching after the booth until the event starts)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
2)Caroline (I could stay til 6h15 pm ish..)

5:00pm - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:00pm (clean up after booth)
1)Frances Sharpe

Things We Need

Will be provided at the booth:

  • a table
  • a tree or pole where people can hang off of (prusiking)

What we need to bring and set up:
1. The coin reach game

  • tape measure
  • rope/stick/something to mark starting line
  • poster/board to record distances

2. Human bouldering

  • bouldering mat
  • stop watch
  • poster/board to record times

3. Balance tug of war (? name to be decided)

  • bucket (or something a person can stand on)x 4
  • rope x 2

4. Prusiking

  • rope
  • prusiking cords
  • harness
  • karabiners
  • belay device

5. Tabling


Bringing photos of club trips may be fun to share as well.
Just remember, please, you are representing the club while you are at the booth!


Maki - Organizer