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VANCOUVER- Exactly 200 days before the 2010 Winter Olympics open, Little Mountain residents are getting a preview of how the Games will affect their neighbourhood.

VANOC's two-hour Game Plan 2009 open house is 5 p.m. tonight in Riley Park community centre. VANOC takes over the $82.2 million, taxpayer-built Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Centre curling rink for four months in mid-December. City of Vancouver transportation and VANOC overlay documents show parking bans and restrictions or closures of residential streets surrounding Hillcrest Park and Nat Bailey Stadium. Six parking lots, including Nat Bailey, Vancouver Racquet Club and Vancouver Curling Club, will be used.

Site plans include fencing and barricades, a protest zone and designated smoking area. VANOC will have exclusive use of Nat Bailey's grandstand and outfield, the Millennium Sports Centre and Hillcrest playing fields. The Little Mountain Housing site is not listed.

Game Plan continues with 7 p.m. presentations Tuesday at Squamish's Brennan Park recreation centre, Wednesday at the Westin Whistler Hotel and Thursday at the Pemberton Community Centre.

Bob Mackin writes for Vancouver 24 hours

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