Paralympic Winter Games
12 - 21 March

Vancouver 2010 Mascot On the Road and Online

Six months ago, Miga, Quatchi and Sumi were introduced as the official mascots of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The three friends have since travelled the country, met with celebrities, taken hundreds of photos and are now ready to expand their interactive website. 11 Jun 2008 By IPC

It has been a busy time for Miga, Quatchi and Sumi. They journeyed all parts of Canada to attend various events, such as the two-year countdown to the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. The three have also met many revered Canadians including CTV host Brian Williams and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Highlights from the mascots’ travels include dog sledding in Calgary, cleaning up a Vancouver park at the Rona Earth Day event and meeting hundreds of children at school and hospital visits.

On a recent visit to Prince George in Northern British Columbia, the mascots were lively companions for John Furlong, Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). While in Prince George, they went to the local community centre, the city library, a seniors’ home and met the local Wheelchair Basketball Team.

In conjunction with the mascots’ six-month anniversary, the Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee (VANOC) is introducing new features on the mascots’ website, vancouver2010.com/mascot.

The mascot team is setting out to splash 2010 Winter Games fun and colour on computer desktops across Canada and around the world. With a new mascot interactive desktop - similar to the e-card - users set the mascots in an imaginative forest world. Background props, mascot images and personalized text boxes are all moveable and can be placed in a variety of different areas on computer screens. The desktop also features trivia, while Mukmuk the marmot counts down the days remaining until the Games begin.

Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy of Meomi Design, the brains behind Miga, Quatchi and Sumi, answer questions from their toughest critics - children. Find out behind-the-scenes information as Wong and Murphy answer questions from their biggest fans.

Print and fold mascots: Do you have all of the mascot plush toys, but want to share in more mascot fun at home? 3D paper print and fold mascots are now available to download. Using a pair of scissors and adhesive tape, the printable paper cut-outs turn into small standing versions of your favourite mascots.

The story continues for the mascots Miga, Quatchi and Sumi as well as their trusty sidekick Mukmuk.