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3 days 23.5 hours to go – Looking for accommodations?

February 8, 2010

I received a message today from Hannah with Home for the Games.  This is a really great program and they still have accommodation available during the Olympics and Paralympics.  Here’s how she describes it:

Home For The Games is a non-profit, accommodation website that matches visitors with Vancouver hosts for short-term home stays. We encourage hosts to charge reasonable rates and half of the nightly fee is directed to charitable organizations tackling homelessness.

There’s no fee to list or book a room on the Home For The Games website. Visitors choose their accommodation and pay half of the deposit up front through a secure online payment processing system – the rest is payable to the home stay host upon arrival.

Home For The Games has been endorsed by the City of Vancouver (http://vancouver.ca/). We’re creating opportunities for Olympic and Paralympic Games visitors to share an unforgettable Olympic experience with Canadians while supporting charity.  To find accommodation and learn more about Home For The Games please visit our website at http://www.homeforthegames.com.”

I looked at the website and there are definitely still accommodations available at really quite good prices, especially considering that half of the money goes to charity.  So if you’re thinking about coming to town, but are worried about a place to stay you may want to check out what they have available.

Thank you merci to Hannah for reminding me that this is available and to all of you for reading.

 

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Aaron permalink
    February 9, 2010 5:48 am

    I did the home stay. I can wait to meet my family this Sunday in New Westminster!

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      February 9, 2010 6:33 am

      Sounds great Aaron, you’ll have to let us know how it goes!
      Happy Olympics! – Andrea

  2. February 9, 2010 10:05 am

    Thanks so much for the post, Andrea! We greatly appreciate it and look forward to welcoming visitors from across Canada, the U.S. around the world, while helping those less fortunate in our city.

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      February 9, 2010 1:37 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m happy to support such a wonderful project!
      Happy Olympics – Andrea

  3. February 9, 2010 12:45 pm

    Hello Andrea –

    I just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of the volunteers working with Home For The Games for your support and post.

    Warm Regards,
    Hannah

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