Who wants to be Quatchi?

Surrey still needs volunteers for Olympic-related events

Ever watched those oversized plush characters dancing and waving at sporting and community events and wondered who’s inside the mascot suit?

Now it can be you.

The City of Surrey is seeking volunteers for several upcoming local Olympic-related events. People are being – or in some cases, already have been – recruited for positions doing henna, face-painting or handing out rental skates at the Surrey 2010 Celebration Site at Holland Park in North Surrey near King George Boulevard and 100 Avenue.

While most of those volunteer spots have been filled, there are still some shifts available in information booths (helping visitors find venues or services) and in the Sustainability Zone, an area where there will be displays and interactive games relating to the environment. Volunteers for those areas must be age 14 or older.

According the the city’s website, however, all shifts are available for Mascot Performers during the torch relay celebration on the evening of Feb. 8.

The job description says successful applicants would play the parts of Olympic mascots Quatchi, the earmuff-wearing sasquatch-like figure, and Miga, the petite black-and-white sea bear.

The ideal candidate for Quatchi would be between 5’10” and 6’2″ tall, while someone posing as Miga should be between 5’1″ and 5’4″. Both must be 18 years or older.

“Mascot performers should be reasonably fit and able to withstand the heat, weight and and other physical limitations of the costumes,” the job description reads.

For more information about volunteering at local Olympic events, check www.2010.surrey.ca and click on “Volunteer to be part of it”.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATED: Surrey RCMP say man suspected of impaired driving, assault has been arrested

Cory Ulmer Brown is white, six feet two inches tall, 196 pounds and has brown eyes and brown hair

Surrey RCMP investigating sexual allegation against Delta police officer

One officer suspended while the alleged off-duty incident involving another officer is investigated

Delta police arrest four men in suspected paving scheme

The men are now in Canada Border Services Agency custody and may be removed from the country

White Rock woman seeks fellow hockey players for BC 55+ Games

Sue Rittinger aiming to put Zone 3 women’s team together in time for September event

VIDEO: Rare ‘ice circle’ spotted on Kamloops river

An ice circle or ice pan, has formed in the chilly waters just east of the Yellowhead Bridge

Investigators in wildfire-torn Australia head to site of B.C. airtanker crash

The B.C. government sends condolences to Port Alberni-owned Coulson Aviation

VIDEO: Person in wheelchair narrowly avoids collision with car in Kelowna

There were no injuries in the scary looking near-accident last week in Rutland

B.C. still struggling to control non-resident medical care fraud

Unpaid bills, out-of-province claimants a costly legacy of MSP

Father to B.C.’s first MLB hall-of-famer is one proud dad

Larry Walker Sr. talks baseball background and son’s base running gaffe

Councillor in Revelstoke withdraws proposed 67% pay hike amid backlash

There was significant backlash to the proposed $25,000 and $70,000 wages

Teen gunmen arrested after holdup at illegal cannabis shop in Abbotsford

Two men demanded cash and weed before taking off on foot

Risk to Canadians of Chinese coronavirus low, health minister says

Five or six people are being monitored in Canada, including at least one in Vancouver

Most Read