February 10, 2010
EWC alumni are featured at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
February 10 - 17, 2010 - Encounters with Canada was chosen to be a featured youth program for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, having the opportunity to be a part of history in the making. Specifically chosen by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), EWC beat out many other national and international organizations for this honour. The 20 Encounters’ alumni attended many sports and cultural events, and took part in such special events as the Governor General’s 2010 Olympic Truce Youth Dialogue: Promoting Mutual Understanding, which welcomed over 500 Olympic athletes, young leaders, indigenous leaders, foreign dignitaries, government officials and other special guests. The participants also covered the Games as reporters through videos, interviews and essays, which were made available to the world on EWC’s then social networking site called fyicanada.