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PavCo spent $20,404 on Olympic tix

The British Columbia Crown corporation that manages B.C. Place stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre gave out $20,404.91 worth of Olympic tickets.

A document quietly posted on the B.C. Pavilion Corporation website says the public body entertained representatives from Informatica Corporation, the National Association of College Stores, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Information Display, the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and marketing company George P. Johnson.

Representatives of the Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver and Sustainable Events Ltd. also received PavCo tickets, it said.

The report does not name the individuals who received a total of 49 tickets to four events: the men's hockey game between Belarus and Sweden; a women's hockey semi-final; the men's 1,500 metre speed skating competition and the women's short program figure skating.

PavCo also had the free use of two suites in B.C. Place stadium during the games as part of the tenancy agreement with VANOC, the report says, though it doesn't name who was entertained in the suites.

The provincial government last month issued a 216-page report on the $971,000 it spent on Olympic tickets.

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Reach him here.

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