VANCOUVER – Garaventa Lift BC provided portable wheelchair lifts to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Committee. The lifts were used at sponsor’s pavilions located at David Lam Park in Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown district. Shown at the Coca-Cola Pavilion, volunteers receive hands-on training from Garaventa on the safe operation of the Super-Trac to transport people in wheelchairs up stairs to mezzanine levels. These areas were used as lounge areas by dignitaries, athletes and their families during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Garaventa Canada was founded in 1974 to build the Grouse Mountain tramway in North Vancouver. After successful completion of this project the company recognized the need for accessibility products and specialized in the manufacturing of wheelchair lifts and home elevators. In 2001 the Tramway division, Garaventa Seilbahnen, merged with Doppelmayr. The Garaventa-Doppelmayr Group installed the world’s longest and highest gondola in Whistler, known as the Peak2Peak. Garaventa Lift has played a key role in making many Olympic and Paralympics Games accessible for visitors and athletes with physical disabilities. Many Vancouver 2010 venues are equipped with Garaventa Lifts and Elevators.