The LiveCity Downtown tent is now dubbed "Vancouver Paralympic House"
We've received several inquiries about where the public who do not have tickets can watch the Paralympic Opening Ceremonies Friday evening. Of course, if you want the full scale of the ceremonies, then you might be able to get a ticket for the show down at BC Place. But if you just want to be outside with everyone else to enjoy some of the Paralympic spirit on a Friday night, then you're in luck!
A screen is being set up at Robson Square beside the ice rink for a live viewing of the ceremonies, starting at 6pm. Prior to tomorrow’s show, the Jim Byrnes Band will play from 4:15-6pm to warm up the crowd.
Also, LiveCity Downtown (Georgia & Cambie) will have the broadcast running live, both outside and inside the location's food and beverage tent, which has been renamed "Vancouver Paralympics House" as a direct result of criticism that the Host City forgot to provide a pavilion during the Paralympics. LiveCity Downtown will be open at 1pm and they're hosting a Torch Bearer welcome ceremony after 2pm. Throughout the day they're screening videos of the Salt Lake City and Torino Games Paralympic Ceremonies.
It should be noted that both locations will also be screening the Closing Ceremonies, which are being staged up in Whistler, BC, on Sunday, March 21st.