Calendar: Protests during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

While some Vancouverites will be cheering the end of the Olympic torch relay and watching the opening ceremonies on TV, others will be grabbing their placards and making a beeline for the nearest protest rally.

This is the Georgia Straight's guide to local anti-Olympic protests and free events critical of the 2010 Winter Games.

For details, including rally locations and start times, simply click on an event's name.

This calendar is a work in progress and will be updated as new information becomes available.

Are you planning a protest or free anti-Olympic event in Metro Vancouver? Please send us an e-mail.

Don't forget to check out Straight.com/Olympics for updates on everything going on during the Games.

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Comments

60 Comments

Mark Stevens

Feb 3, 2010 at 12:12pm

Are you kidding me? You guys are actively encouraging these idiots?

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pat squoulx

Feb 3, 2010 at 12:20pm

I don't see how they're 'encouraging' - they're just getting the word out! That's what the media does. Duh.

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RF

Feb 3, 2010 at 1:39pm

The Olympics are about togetherness and harmony and good will. Only idiots would disagree. Big stupid idiots who arouse in me nothing but loathing and contempt.

How's that, Mark?

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Ha

Feb 3, 2010 at 2:46pm

All those with no jobs who do nothing to support society and only complain will surely be there. All the working class will have to keep working to pay taxes for the welfare checks of all the protesters.

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Gorwell

Feb 3, 2010 at 3:00pm

This is why Vancouver is called the no fun city, it's a city full of idiots with no critical thinking skills and the belief that anyone who doesn't think the same as them is on welfare or unemployed. I guess all those idiots who protested the plans to build a freeway through downtown Vancouver in the 70's were a bunch of welfare recipients and wasting their time?

My guess is the people posting rants against protesters will be the ones crying loudest when taxes increase to pay for the Olympics.

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Maurice Cardinal

Feb 3, 2010 at 3:11pm

If it bleeds it leads.

Is this social / anti-social media calendar an idea whose time has come? Maybe, but we'll see how popular it is with advertisers when downtown businesses have their windows smashed during the Joe Biden anti war protests. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3606898.stm

I hope Olympic sponsors like Coca Cola, RBC, HBC, Rona, Visa, McDonalds, and all the rest are paying attention, because your brands are fuelling these protests.

Maybe protestors should name their marches after Olympic sponsors? i.e. The Coca Cola Protest or the Rona Riots.

I also wonder how long Google will allow their service to be used to promote civil disobedience?

MGrant

Feb 3, 2010 at 3:44pm

The Olympics are about what RF? Greed corruption and
Government Freebies I quite agree and I intend to attend any actions I can If your part of the Olympics your part of the problem!

Sheep such as yourself simply arouse pity!

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kkappel@comcast.net

Feb 3, 2010 at 4:17pm

To MGrant: It's "you're".......not "your". I'm just saying.....

kkap

Feb 3, 2010 at 4:31pm

"street march to clog the arteries of capitalism"........you're so intelligent. socialism has worked so well for you..... was it the lack of quality in medical care, or the length of the waiting list that was the deal breaker? try to read more.

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kkapp

Feb 3, 2010 at 4:37pm

MGrant:.......goes to credibility.