Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 9th, 2008
If you are thinking of moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, or already live there, and want to be involved with cultural cryptozoology, this may be your dream job:
If you’re about six feet tall and can act like a friendly Sasquatch, you could qualify to be an Olympic mascot. Vancouver 2010 is looking to hire full-time staff to wear the Sumi, Miga or Quatchi outfits.
Maureen Douglas tells the Province newspaper about 30 volunteer actors are also needed over the next two years. In the next two weeks, there will be postings for volunteer positions on the Vancouver 2010 website. by Roberta Graham, “About 30 volunteers needed to dress as 2010 Games mascots,”, Vancouver Province/News 1130. January 8, 2008.
Are they going to be “volunteers” (unpaid) or will they be “hired full-time” (thus apparently paid)? Anyone know? If anyone applies and gets the job, please send a photograph of yourself in costume to Cryptomundo.
BTW, my sincere thanks to Steve Stredulinsky for his donation to the International Cryptozoology Museum of one of the now apparently very rare Quatchi mascot dolls (shown above) during the holiday season. Also, sincere appreciation goes out to the anonymous donator angel who was able to send much needed assistance (via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org ). You know who you are, and your donation was a lifesaver. Survival is important, and routinely a question. These are tough times. Thank you.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.