In late April I started voluntarying with Home For The Games - www.homeforthegames.com. We work to facilitate home stays and rentals for visitors coming to Vancouver during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our home stay hosts offer great rooms to the nearly 300,000 people that will be coming to this major international event and give half of their 'rent' to Covenant House and Streetohome Foundation. We are actively raising funds to help Vancouver's most vulnerable citizens and I beleive making real change in Vancouver.
Join us - we're always looking for volunteers.
Join us - we're actively seeking home stays.
Help us - please tell your friends and neighbours about this opportunity to do well and do good.
Somehow there has to be ways that I can boycott the Beijing Olympics despite the fact that I won't be attending. For example, I could boycott CBC for carrying Olympic coverage, I could try my best to not buy Chinese made products (very, very hard to do nowadays) but that is about all that I can think of.
Does anyone have any additional ideas or suggestions they'd like to share here?
I voted for the olympics. I wanted them to come. I liked the idea of 'inviting the world to Vancouver' and I also figured it was a good motivator to get different levels of government to commit funding to infrastructure.
Some imperfections seem, well, more imperfect than others - ie., have a harsher impact than others, but the fact remains nearly everything other than the tiny hands of babies or my 2 dachshunds are imperfect. Me too.
If you believe that the idea of a clamshell covering over Robson Square for ceremonies during the 2010 Olympics (from the steps of the Art Gallery right through to the steps on the other side) is wrong-headed and a waste of money here’s what to do: