Revelstoke Mayor David Raven joined forests minister Pat Bell and other B.C. mayors at a Sept. 29 presentation recognizing six communities that donated wood for Olympic podiums used at the 2010 games in Vancouver.
“The memory of athletes competing, and reaching the podium at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is an ongoing source of inspiration for millions worldwide,” said Bell in a media statement. “But residents of many B.C. communities held a special connection — the podiums were made of wood grown and harvested by their neighbours.”
The mayors were presented shadow boxes containing medal trays, photos of athletes celebrating on the podiums and a coffee table book.
Minister Bell was joined by Mayor David Raven-Revelstoke, Mayor Peter Milobar-Kamloops, Mayor Darren Inkster-Sechelt, Mayor Sandra Harwood-Fort St. James, Mayor Stewart Alsgard-Powell River and Mayor Dan Rogers-Prince George with Olympic Podium Shadowboxes.
Olympic podiums for the 2010 games were made from wood donated by communities from across B.C.
The Revelstoke Community Forest and Downie Timber donated Interior Western Red Cedar that was used to make the alpine skiing podium for the Whistler Creekside medal presentation ceremonies.