The City of Richmond and SW Audio Visual celebrated its success in helping to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. From the Richmond Olympic Oval, where capacity crowds saw several Olympic records smashed, to the Richmond O Zone, where 400,000 visitors celebrated the Olympic spirit, Richmond had many golden moments throughout the 2010 Games.

“It was great to be part of the 2010 Olympics!” boasts Eric Doucet, Vancouver Regional Branch Manager for SW Audio Visual and Technical Director for the Richmond Ozone event.

“As technical Director of the Richmond O Zone I can tell you that it was a great experience to be part of such a large scale event. There were over 80 bands that came to our stage; from local school choirs to international celebrities like Our Lady Peace. Our daily staff consisted of more than 18 crew and for the set-up and dismantle up to 30 techs were on the call. We were able to set-up one of the biggest stage of all the live sites in less than 12 hours. Our team was great to work with and will never forget this experience.”

Large crowds who cheered Team Canada to gold medals in men’s and women’s hockey on the O Zone’s giant screens on the final weekend of the Games, helped lift final attendance numbers for the City’s official celebration site to 400,000. That included 120,000 who attended Holland Heineken House, the most popular attraction of the O Zone. Richmond’s attendance set a new record for Holland Heineken House, which has been a crowd favorite at the past Olympic Summer and Winter Games.

Services Provided by SW during this event:

  • Sound + Concert Performance Sound
  • Staging Design + Installation Services
  • Temporary Power + Electrical
  • Video + Broadcast Support
  • Lighting
  • Large LED Screens

SW has proven themselves to be one of the leading Audio Visual suppliers in all of Western Canada! Contact SW Audio Visual for your next event! Our experienced sales team will consult on sound equipment, lighting, staging and visuals for your show. Let SW take care of all needs!

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