Vancouver 2010 Mascots About Town

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ever since Quatchi, Miga, Sumi and Mukmuk made their way on the scene as mascots of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, they’ve really been making the rounds. The mascots make appearances at events, festivals, and I even spotted Quatchi in the West End hitching a ride in the back of a pickup truck last month.

Quatchi Hitches a Ride

Unfortunately Mukmuk does not qualify for this segment as he only exists in miniature plush form, but I present to you “Vancouver 2010 Mascots About Town”.

Photo credit: Tyler Ingram on Flickr

Quatchi in that pickup truck again during the Rogers Santa Claus Parade.

Photo credit: connect2canada on Flickr

The mascots atop the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.

Photo credit: for ladybug on Flickr

Quatchi, Sumi and Miga hang out at the Vancouver Auto Show, surprisingly not in the back of a pickup truck.

Vancouver Sun Raise-A-Reader 2009
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

A rather rockstar shot of all three mascots by John on Canucks Raise a Reader morning.

Photo credit: wyliepoon on Flickr

All three in front of City Hall in Toronto — they’re looking pretty disoriented, which sometimes happens to Vancouverites in Toronto.

Photo credit: Mike Pan on Flickr

Sumi and Miga share an intimate moment in the back of a pickup truck. I have determined that the pickup is the main mode of transport for a mascot.

Sumi then distracts some curlers at the new Curling Venue (near Nat Bailey Stadium) in Vancouver.

Mascots at ice level watching curling
Photo credit: Ariane C on Flickr

And although Mukmuk doesn’t seem to get around as much as the others, his plush version has been globetrotting with TarePanda. Here he is in London, England as well as Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden.

All Mukmuk photos by archangeli on Flickr

According to a poll I conducted last February, my readers chose the mascots as their favourite symbol of the Vancouver 2010 Games. With all of this travel, public relations, and hanging out with the locals for the last few years I wonder if they’re still on top?

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Should you have any mascot images that you would like to feature here, please feel free to add them to the Miss604 Flickr Group.

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  1. Morten Rand-HendriksenTuesday, January 19th, 2010 — 4:20pm PST

    Mukmuk is my absolute favourite though he’s not actually an official 2010 mascot but rather the mascots’ sidekick. I just wonder how he puts his hat on having those short hats and all…

  2. Ariane CTuesday, January 19th, 2010 — 4:23pm PST

    I still don’t understand why Mukmuk is so underrepresented. We’ve gave his plush version as gifts to many family members over the holidays and regardless of age, he’s very popular and needs more visibility! Wish VANOC had thought of bringing him to life earlier on in the picture.

  3. Cam C.Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 — 4:28pm PST

    I love the mascots’ design and I’m not really anti-Olympics, but this wouldn’t be complete without Quatchi’s tour of the DTES:

  4. Miss604Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 — 4:30pm PST

    Thanks for the link, Cam.
    I was going to include some of his photos in this post but I decided to do all “live” mascot shots. Will have to see if I can do an all “plush” post as well (with the mascots in various places).

  5. Ariane CTuesday, January 19th, 2010 — 4:35pm PST

    I just added a bunch from last year’s Curling Centre venue opening! Had I known, I’d have posted these earlier 🙂

  6. Ariane CTuesday, January 19th, 2010 — 4:37pm PST

    Oops, *blush* – found a huge typo in my earlier post (We gave, not we’ve gave) – yikes!

  7. Miss604Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 — 5:48pm PST

    Thanks Ariane! I’ve added your photo to the post.

  8. Michael TippettTuesday, February 9th, 2010 — 5:10pm PST

    You forgot pedobear.

  9. BertSunday, February 21st, 2010 — 9:26am PST

    The mascots are not just for kids they are for everybody to enjoy. This message is geared to the crowd control at LIVE CITY.

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