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.
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”.
Quatchi in that pickup truck again during the Rogers Santa Claus Parade.
The mascots atop the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.
Quatchi, Sumi and Miga hang out at the Vancouver Auto Show, surprisingly not in the back of a pickup truck.
A rather rockstar shot of all three mascots by John on Canucks Raise a Reader morning.
All three in front of City Hall in Toronto — they’re looking pretty disoriented, which sometimes happens to Vancouverites in Toronto.
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.
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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