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August 28, 2009
To interested Aboriginal fashion designers and event planners:
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and the Four Host First Nations (FHFN) are working together to achieve unprecedented Aboriginal participation in the planning and hosting of the 2010 Winter Games.The FHFN, in partnership with VANOC, is seeking experienced, talented Canadian Aboriginal fashion designers and/or event planners interested in organizing an Aboriginal fashion show and gala event to be held in February 2010 at the 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The pavilion will serve as a gathering place, where Aboriginal peoples of Canada will proudly showcase the best of Aboriginal culture to the world.
The fashion show should have a pan-Aboriginal feel and feature a variety of fashions from across Canada. The invitation list to the event will include input from VANOC and the FHFN.
The space for the Fashion Show and Gala Event at the 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion will be provided as an in-kind contribution. The restaurant is also available for rent for a fee. Funding sources should be identified along with proof of the ability to secure such funding, although assistance from VANOC and the FHFN will be provided, if necessary. More details on this opportunity are found in the following pages of this document.
Applications will be reviewed by a qualified adjudication panel, including representation from our Aboriginal partners. The selected designer/event planner will be invited to develop and produce the 2010 Aboriginal Fashion Show and Gala Event in collaboration with the FHFN and VANOC.
If you, your organization or your team is interested in being considered for this opportunity, please complete the enclosed credentials application (including all requirements outlined in the application) in full and return it no later than September 25, 2009.
Completed applications should be sent by e-mail or fax to:
General Manager, 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion
610 – 100 Park Royal
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Karyn Holyk at the contact information above.
We look forward to receiving your submission.
Chief Executive Officer
Four Host First Nations Society
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