Archive for February, 2010

Stephen Brunt Video Essay for Vancouver 2010

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 — 5:07pm PDT
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Stephen Brunt, a columnist for the Globe and Mail, put together a remarkable video essay about the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. [Update] At the time this post was published, the video couldn’t be embedded but in the months since, it has appeared on YouTube: Brunt also penned this article about Vancouver 2010, which tugs […]

Canada Wins Gold in Hockey

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 — 3:26pm PDT
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This was arguably the biggest game in our nation’s history. It wasn’t the Summit Series, but it was the Olympic gold medal game on our home turf, against our continental brothers. The USA played hard, Miller stood on his head to stop us, and they even made us sweat… a lot. You couldn’t have imagined […]

Live Webcam of Robson Square

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 — 10:27am PDT
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I’ve featured this webcam before but I think for this afternoon’s hockey game, where Canada takes on the USA for the gold medal, this would be an interesting view of downtown crowds. Watch live streaming video from bcmclivechannel at It’s bound to be a sea of red later, despite the rain outside. From the […]

Vancouver 2010 Day 16 Wrapping Up

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 — 9:46am PDT
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It’s the very last day of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and I’m pretty sure I’m never going to forget this experience — or find something to top it in the near future. Day 16 yesterday started off with a press conference with our men’s short track speed skating team. They collected gold the night before […]

George Stroumboulopoulos at Vancouver 2010

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 — 4:58pm PDT
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Since last year, whenever George Stroumboulopoulos has found himself in Vancouver he has also graciously found the time to do a little interview with me. Strombo & his Miss604 button – Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr We met up on the corner of Howe and Smithe this afternoon and chatted about why he’s in […]

Vancouver 2010 Fan Fashions

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 — 1:00pm PDT
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It’s funny what you can get away with wearing when your city is hosting the Olympics. From body flags to body paint, here’s a glimpse of some of the fashion trends you may only get away with during Vancouver 2010. Canadiana Hand-marked letters, painted faces, stapled-on flags, and those popular white boots that look like […]