Go Canada Go – you made us proud in the Sochi Olympics

I can't be there in Sochi, but I was in Vancouver in 2010, when we won the gold medal in men's hockey. It looked something like this: And then, people tried to repeat the game winning goal in the streets like this: Thank you Team Canada, you made us proud. Go Canada Go!

Olympic Celebration or Olympic Cynicism?

With all the comments floating around about the Olympics, including the tweets criticizing the Canadian athletes for the way they handled Putin’s visit to Canada house, I thought I’d bring back this post I wrote in early 2010, as I watched the Olympic circus arrive in Vancouver. I’m sure I’ll have more to say later, but for now, please have a read, and let me know what you think.

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I suppose this post is long over due, since most people who know me also know that I’m an Olympics junkie.  I am that person who will sit glued to the tv as much as I can to watch the Olympics, despite work.  I even took my thesis home for the duration of Torino Olympics in order to watch, and even narrated the opening ceremonies to my housemates who really could have cared less.  So I suppose being in the city, walking by some of the events, it was only a matter of time before I would share my thoughts about the Vancouver Olympics.  And they are many.

The most interesting things I’ve seen lately have been the ways you notice the Olympics that have nothing to do with what the public and tourists will notice.  Buildings have once again been spray-washed to gleaming perfection (even in the rain as…

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New Year, New City, New Blog Format, New Blog Location

It's the end of 2011, and I've decided to make some changes. For anyone following my blog at blogger, you can now find it here on WordPress. I made the move because I like the dashboard options better there, and because my other (professional website) is there. In the new year I'm planning on trying …

My Favorite Places in Vancouver

I may have moved to Toronto, Ontario, but I've been thinking about my Vancouver. As I watched the riot destruction of the city I called home for almost 4 years, the scenes made me cry because my all the familiar buildings on my walk to work were destroyed. I'm so happy people came to help …

As You Like It: Bard on the Beach

Yesterday was only the first time in all my three and a half years in Vancouver that I finally took in Bard on the Beach. I couldn't decide what to see from their selections before heading back to Ontario in ten days, so I decided on a comedy: As You Like It. We were informed …

The Last 6 Weeks

I've gone from doing what feels like nothing in this city to doing as much as I possibly can. I got word that I've passed my last NCARB ARE exam so I now have some time to document all the things I've been up to. 1. Three Days Grace Concert, March 20th, 2011. So AMAZING! …

Vancouver Fitness Day

Yesterday as I waited to meet up with my friend Sylvie for lunch I watched some demonstrations for Fitness Day on Granville near Robson. My favorite was the Skippers from Jump Rope for Heart from the Heart and Stroke Foundation who put on a spectacular demonstration, and even got the audience participating and learning how to …

Crazy Demolition

I'm sorry if the video is out of whack with my site, I'm trying the embed code for the first time. This happened right outside my apartment building almost 2 weeks ago; I'm so glad I wasn't walking by like I usually do twice a week. 21 luxury residences are going into this site, so …

Fans, Fanatics and Beyond

World Cup 2010 fever has begun in Africa and everyone's flag colours are everywhere. My friends are posting their Hyundai sponsored Jerseys of their teams choice on their facebook pages, and it reminds me of that other giant sporting event from this year, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.I bought the red mittens, and a team Canada …

The Hour Vancouver Taping: Behind the Scenes

Last night my friend and I went to go see a taping of CBC's The Hour in Vancouver. My friend won the tickets, but little did we know how much she had won. The Hour is taping in Vancouver this week. The host George Stroumboulopoulos has been twittering about everything he's been doing here, including …

Chiliwack Mennonite Choir

http://www.youtube.com/get_playerAs I was out running errands in between chores and studying I saw some dressed up Mennonites in a parking lot prepping for something. I wanted to stop and chat them up, since I saw a sign on the vehicle they arrived in that said "Chilliwack Mennonite Choir." I was curious to know when and …

All in Together: Hulahoop Contests

Its the kind of weather that has our office windows open, with the heat and air conditioning off. From below our office drifts up the occasional "Woo!" Screams of joy and fun in unison that occur every couple of minutes. Curious I ventured over to the window of my office, and witnessed in all its glory: …

Dine Out Vancouver 2010: Boneta

Went out with my cousins last week in Celebration of Dine-Out Vancouver 2010. We went to Boneta in Gastown where we had a really sumptuous $38 meal. Each restaurant has a fixed 3-part menu of $18, $28 or $38 that consists of a starter, a main course, and a dessert. The dinner was amazing! At Boneta, …

Empire Fan Favorites

My newest favorite thing to do in Vancouver, is watching "classic" movies at the Empire Theatre on Granville. The company has brought us Empire Fan Favorites, which takes place in cities across Canada.They have been purchasing the rights to play older movies on the big screen, and I first noticed them last summer. As I …

My Olympic Experience – Video/Picture Version

It was a blast.  Here's my photo/vid experience highlights.  I might have some thoughts I'll put down later.  In the meantime...GO CANADA GO!!!!Random Hockey Game (Red vs. White):http://www.youtube.com/get_playerGranville Street:http://www.youtube.com/get_playerRobson Square:http://www.youtube.com/get_player