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Saskatchewan Pavilion a Huge Success
Throughout the 17 days the Saskatchewan Pavilion was open to the public in Vancouver during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, it proved to be one of the most popular stops for visitors. The Pavilion consisted of 2 buildings, a 6-storey video dome “Experience Centre” and a 7,500 square foot “Entertainment Centre”.
Both were busy places. The Experience Centre featured Saskatchewan displays, information and interactive opportunities. Perhaps the most popular was the Green Screen.
The Green Screen uses iconic Saskatchewan imagery and props to give visitors a chance to create a customized memory of their visit to the Pavilion. Computer-generated backdrops include a golden wheat field, placid northern lake, Saskatchewan Roughriders game, Red Serge-clad Royal Canadian Mounted Police, pond hockey, and a potash mine.
The Entertainment Centre was party central for 17 days straight. It was a place to enjoy Saskatchewan food, such as bison burgers, lentil burgers, perogies and saskatoon berry tarts, as well as some great Saskatchewan entertainment, which included artists such as Andrea Menard, Jack Semple, Jason Plumb, Skavenjah, Library Voices, and Brad Johner, just to name a few.
By day-14 at the Games, the Pavilion had surpassed 100,000 visitors, and the line-up to get in never let up. Organizers say that overall, the Pavilion welcomed over 120,000 people during that 17 days.
For more information about the Saskatchewan Pavilion, visit www.saskpavilion.ca.