Oakley in Vancouver Contest

Comments 291 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Oakley has boosted its presence in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games to promote its eyewear and the athletes that wear it (such as Shaun White, Jenn Heil, Alex Bilodeau, Maelle Ricker and Kristina Groves).

Rolling O-Lab
Located on Grouse Mountain the Rolling O-Lab is a mobile demonstration unit open from 9:00am until 8:00pm. It’s a free pavilion where you can learn about performance eye protection.

Oakley Pop-Up Store
The Oakley Pop-Up Store has appeared at 488 Robson Street featuring an Oakley Custom Bar where you can browse eyewear products.

As a special promotion they offered me a limited edition Vancouver 2010 Oakley prize pack to give away to my readers which includes:

  • Limited edition Global Crowbar Snow Goggles
  • Global Fuel Cell sunglasses
  • Global backpack
  • Women’s Oakley Global t-shirt
  • Oakley Global toque
  • Oakley Vancouver 2010 collector pin
  • Approximate value is $400

  • To enter to win please leave a comment below stating your favourite part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics sporting events so far. You may also re-tweet to enter by copying and pasting this text:

  • Enter to win an @Oakley prize pack from @Miss604 http://bit.ly/d5C9Dp
  • Update March 1, 2010 I just drew a winner randomly and it was Gunnerbunny in the comments. Congratulations and thanks to everyone for sharing their memories!

    Fine print: You may comment and re-tweet for a total of 2 entries. The contest will be open until 12:00pm March 1st, 2010 and I will draw a winner at random from all the entries. The winner will have 48 hours to confirm otherwise I will draw another name. Best of luck and I hope everyone’s enjoying the Games so far.

    Current Contests on Miss604
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    291 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. Rory HansenWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:22pm PST

      I think the best part so far of the Olympics was the gold medal win in pairs Ice Dance by Virtue and Moir. Such great chemistry for that pair, and so deserving of the gold!

    2. TanisWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:22pm PST

      Definitely the hockey has been the best for me since I’m a huge hockey fan. It’s too bad Canada had to play an extra game, but it looks like it was exactly what they needed anyways, so it works out better!

      Thank you for your giveaways and Olympic updates on Twitter!!! 🙂

    3. LauraWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:23pm PST

      My favorite part of the Olympics was everyone in Vancouver finally coming out and enjoying the amazing community we have always (and will always) have! Oh, and the Saxony House was pretty amazing too 🙂

    4. Mark MWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:23pm PST

      It’s the fans. Not just those crazy die hard red and white bearing Canadians, but all of the fans. So many people. So many places.

    5. MaggieWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:25pm PST

      When Jon Montgomery HOPPED up onto the podium to collect his gold. So stoked! 🙂

    6. Craig BrownWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:26pm PST

      Favorite Part of the Olympics thus far: the one game I got to of Belarus vs. Germany…

    7. CottyWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:28pm PST

      I liked the moguls best so far. So fave moment was Bilodough followed closely by Heil. Also I really like your website and have worn Oakley eyewear since 1992.

    8. TomWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:29pm PST

      Partly the party crowds, partly the Victory Ceremonies, partly the high levels of competition. Pretty awesome really!

    9. TaniaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:29pm PST

      My favourite part of it all are the people. People from all over the world coming together. The fans, the athletes and the families.

    10. Elsa BWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:30pm PST

      No question, snowboard cross and ski cross have had me cheering and screaming the loudest! It’s a wild-ride, seat-of-your-pants sport!

    11. CarlosWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:30pm PST

      Yeah, Virtue & Moir were fantastic. Good show on all the Canadian athletes who came out with a medal and/or personal best! w00t!

    12. Lee RobertsWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:31pm PST

      There have been too many GREAT moments to single out just one!! Rouchette’s emotional skate; Hughes last race; Canada’s first Gold and just waiting for BobbyLou’s moment to kick some Ruski ass!!!!

    13. TaniaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:31pm PST

      I tweeted

    14. Victor TangWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:33pm PST

      favorite part would be all the great volunteers putting their time towards making the vancouver olympics fun and successful… and of course the free hot chocolate!

    15. Greg WWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:35pm PST

      Attending the Awards Ceremony and singing O’Canada for Christine Nesbitt’s gold medal performance in 1000M Speed Skating!
      Followed closely by the lead up to the CAN/USA hockey game. Sitting in the stands for that not as much.

    16. monaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:36pm PST

      my favorite part of the olympics is the atmosphere on the street!

    17. RalucaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:42pm PST

      I would love to win this!!

    18. DianeWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:45pm PST

      The best part definitely has to be the crowds watching all the outdoor tv screens and cheering on all of our great Canadian athletes!!

    19. Neil FisherWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 4:54pm PST

      My favorite part of the Olympics so far has been meeting Mercedes Nicoll!!! Go Canada Go!

    20. lucWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 5:03pm PST

      The victory ceremony, when all 3 medal winners embrace each other, no matter their nationality. this is the Olympic spirit!

    21. Tyler IngramWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 5:16pm PST

      Favorite part? Currently is when the West End starts going crazy when Canada scores during a Hockey Game!

    22. Tim L. WalkerWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 5:19pm PST

      The first period of the Canada/Russia hockey game has got to be the best part of the #Van2010 Olympics so far…

    23. Jane SwinglehurstWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 5:20pm PST

      One of my favorite moments has been watching my 3 year old imitate figure skaing routines in our living room!

    24. angelaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 5:44pm PST

      I have loved the free concerts!

    25. CathyWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 5:47pm PST

      The best part is the feeling of community in Vancouver – walking down Granville and seeing a sea of red and white. Awesome :]

    26. mariaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 5:59pm PST

      All of it!! The games, the excitement…mingling with so many ppl all the houses and of course the big name free concerts!!

    27. GregWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 6:03pm PST

      Curling is fun!

    28. TawcanWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 6:06pm PST

      Loving how every Canadian is cheering for our athletes, doesn’t matter which sport they’re playing. Favorite moment would be a split between watching curling live and meeting medalists in Whistler.

    29. GladysWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 6:11pm PST

      Canada’s first gold on the moguls — and the winner came from the furthest away!

    30. DebraWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 6:35pm PST

      Best part by far is the patriotism that has come out at last with all the red/white, Canada garb…I’ve never seen Canadians so proud!

    31. JenWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 6:41pm PST

      I loved watching the figure skating when we got the gold 🙂

    32. DomWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 6:46pm PST

      My favourite Olympic moment so far is Maelle Ricker’s gold in the snowboard cross. I watched all her races live. What a moment for a local girl, especially after what happened to her in Torino.

      Great contest btw!

    33. Anne-Marie TWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 7:05pm PST

      I love all of the figure skating!

    34. Anne-Marie TWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 7:06pm PST

      Tweeted. http://twitter.com/amt946/status/9607497062

    35. SylviaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 7:49pm PST

      I love watching hockey and figure skating and I also love to see a sea of red in the arena. GO CANADA!

    36. LindsayWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:27pm PST

      All of the hockey! I can’t pick one single moment because each day has been rolled into one massive hockey game!!

    37. Elizabeth VWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:29pm PST

      The most memorable moment was seeing Alex Biladeau win GOLD. He is a charmer and soo deserving of this win. But there are lots of other great moments too. Like tonight…mens hockey and all those women winning medals. Womans Wednesday!!!

    38. BarryWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:29pm PST

      Maelle’s gold was the best moment so far – snowboard cross is a great sport to watch and that made it even sweeter!

    39. GlenWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:30pm PST

      I am a hockey junkie, but I thought about this and I am certain that my favorite part of the games so far has to be the sense of pride that they have triggered within so many of us Canadians. The energy in the air is powerful, the water cooler talk is so positive and supportive! Awesome.

    40. Alan HawkerWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:30pm PST

      I think Alex Bilodeau winning the first gold was just amazing, the first gold on home soil, it seemed like the who city was talking about it. Great stuff and great games, I have just loved the atmosphere downtown.

    41. HeatherWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:30pm PST

      Favourite moment so far was attending last nights Victory Ceremony! It was awesome to hear the crowd when Ashleigh Mcivor received her goal medal.

    42. HenryWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:31pm PST

      I’d definitely have to say Joannie Rochette’s skate last night. Amazing performance considering everything. What a strong woman. She deserves a medal or award of some sort for just continuing on.

    43. PeterWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:31pm PST

      Exceptional TV coverage by CTV.

    44. Elizabeth VWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:31pm PST

      Heres my Tweet too


    45. BradleyWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:31pm PST

      I think the bobsleigh is my fav. I’ve always had an fondness for toboggans.

    46. Peter L.Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:32pm PST

      Brian Williams and his solid, insightful reporting.

    47. MariaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:33pm PST

      Low traffic in and out of Vancouver!

    48. Marc SmithWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:34pm PST

      The best part so far for me was the Ice Dance Gold medal performance by Virtue and Moir

    49. Kim WerkerWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:35pm PST

      I cried like a baby during the ice dancing long program and loved every minute of it. 🙂

    50. BradWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:38pm PST

      For me it’s gotta be seeing all my fellow Canadians wearing the Red & White at all venues whenever you turn on any televised broadcast, and hearing the defening cheers for our athletes! It’s amazing to see and feel, making me proud for our Games and our Country. 😀 Go Canada!!

    51. GrahamWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:40pm PST

      My favourite part of the Olympics so far has to be tonight’s dominating win by Canada over Russia in Men’s Hockey. My second favourite part of the Olympics is attending events with each of my daughters. We watched Christine Nesbitt win Gold at the Oval. Tomorrow I am going to watch the Ladies Gold medal hockey game with my wife. 🙂

    52. Rafael SchaferWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:42pm PST

      The heart-wrenching performance of Joannie Rochette in the women figure skating two days after her mother died. Just AMAZING. I’m sure her mom is really proud at her, no matter where she is now.

    53. ErinWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:45pm PST

      My favourite moment was today as a whole, and specifically Clara Hughes winning a bronze in her last Olympic performance! That race was epic, coming in so far ahead of everybody else who skated and setting an incredible pace!

    54. Grant McMillanWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:47pm PST

      Alex Bilodeau winning gold in moguls and watching his brother cheering like crazy was my favourite moment.

    55. angelo trinidadWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:51pm PST

      My favorite part of the olympics so far is canada’s mens hockey teams road to gold. Drama and excitement.

    56. RobWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:55pm PST

      Hockey and Moguls (especially the first gold) has to be the best so far!

    57. Jason KuryloWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 8:57pm PST

      Gotta go with Bilodeau winning the first gold on Canadian soil!

    58. Joanna BotelhoWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:00pm PST

      Definitely the hockey!

    59. TeresaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:02pm PST

      What a fantastic prize! I would love to win this. My favourite part so far about the 2010 Olympics was when the Canadians beat the Russians in hockey this evening.

    60. KirstenWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:04pm PST

      Women’s hockey is my favorite – my two girls went to three games!!Go Canada Go

    61. RodWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:06pm PST

      The best part of the Olympics by far is.. the Canadian pride shown by everyone, NEVER have we shown so much pride for our country. The thousands of people attending events everywhere showing their Canadian colors and the thousands of people lining the streets cheering on Canada with random moments of the crowds breaking out Oh Canada! Go Canada!

    62. AllanWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:07pm PST

      Thanks for running such cool contest. I guess my favourite part of the games so far, not including medals would be Canada’s win over Russia in Men’s Hockey.

    63. AshiqWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:14pm PST

      Best part for me has been the atmosphere and the Canadian pride. It is so amazing to be downtown with thousands of people all dressed in red cheering the Canadians on. Really hope that some of the atmosphere sticks around after the Olympics are over, or at least the zip line :).

    64. KevinWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:19pm PST

      Enjoying being Canadian, and being around fellow Canadians, together to support the Olympic sports & humanity.

    65. KateWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:25pm PST

      My favourite moment so far was tonight watching the bobsleigh double medal. Four Canadian women on the podium, and one of them a rugby player 🙂 awesome.

    66. Tracy WesterholmWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:26pm PST

      I love the spirit, the olympics have brought to vancouver along with so many beautiful people from around the world all proud to be representing their countries! Unity !!

    67. BKangWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:26pm PST

      The best moment is the bronze and carrying of the opening flag by Clara Hughes: the greatest canadian olympian ever! Only one to win multiple medals in summer and winter olympics AND she’s been around since the late 1990s!!!

    68. KatherineWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:29pm PST

      The best part for me is the spontaneous Oh Canada singing in the streets! We DO have a great anthem and it’s great when one person starts singing and passerbys stop and join in. It should happen more often. If I had to name a specific moment, it has to be an email from a German friend last night; he said that the German press love Canadians and speak highly of Vancouverites. THAT was a proud moment 🙂

    69. JosipWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:37pm PST

      I really love watching any of skiing events. I can’t believe how many top athletes there are.

    70. SeanWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:37pm PST

      The first gold was pretty exciting.

    71. GilWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:38pm PST


    72. sonjaferneWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:40pm PST

      Seeing Canadians spontaneously singing our national anthem, showing unprecedented patriotism is such a thrill. I lived in Calgary during the 1988 Olympics. That was an exciting time but the crowd in Vancouver is demonstrating more spirit and enthusiasm. It’s long overdue.

    73. DuncanWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:42pm PST

      It was definitely Canada’s first gold medal on home soil!

    74. DraskoWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:43pm PST

      Playing against the Russian in Men’s Hockey today. Such a great time!

    75. Tara LiddicoatWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:51pm PST

      I loved the Gold and Silver finish in women’s bobsleigh tonight!!

    76. RonnieWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 9:52pm PST

      Best part for me has been the atmosphere

    77. warrenWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 10:02pm PST

      Men’s halfpipe was my fave until the women’s ski-cross came along. Best entertainment so far & Canada won the gold!

    78. AlexWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 10:25pm PST


    79. JeremyWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 10:28pm PST

      Favorite moment so far: Kim Yuna’s performance.

    80. carolyneWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 10:43pm PST

      My favourite part of the games so far has been just walking around downtown and seeing lots of red everywhere! It’s great to see so many people support Canada! and of course, everytime we win a medal!

    81. AndreaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 10:44pm PST

      The best part of the Olympics is the fun atmosphere and party vibe everywhere. Everyone seems super happy and even when Canada isn’t competing, people are cheering their hearts out. I love it.

    82. LauraWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 10:45pm PST

      I love that Canadian athletes have now had the experience of winning gold medals in their own country…not just one, but SEVEN of them!!!

    83. EdWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 10:52pm PST

      The best part of the Olympics has to be the great crowds that turned this city into FUNCOUVER. Meeting great people from all over the world has made this city into a great hub.

    84. MattWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 10:56pm PST

      My favorite part of the games is seeing the spirit and enthusiasm of both die hard fans and spectators. Also, the line ups at Japa Dog are pretty awesome!

    85. Mark LWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 10:56pm PST

      The best part of the Olympics so far is the uniting of this vast country and changing our once reserved ways to boisterous flag waving, Canada loving, proud to be Canadians. Vancouverites who were initially anti-Olympics are now mostly converted and a big part of the success so far.

    86. Ryan CousineauWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:04pm PST

      Ski cross for sure. That is a loony-tunes sport.

    87. MikeWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:10pm PST

      It’s been great how our athletes have represented us well as all
      the people who made it possible.These games have been an awaking
      to the world of how lucky we are to be living here.It overflows
      us with pride when we are welcoming others from around the world and they say how welcome they feel and how much fun they have had at these games.We have set a standard that might be matched but never passed for love of country and our support to our Olympians.

    88. Shivani S.Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:22pm PST

      Loved the Victory ceremonies I went to because a Canadian had won gold both times I went! And of course today was fantastic with Canada crushing Russia 7-3 and winning 4 medals! Woohoo

    89. JustinWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:24pm PST

      My favourite part of the Olympics has been to see everyone so united in cheering on athletes from all different countries, regardless of background. It’s really about the sport over national pride and it’s national pride over petty differences!

    90. ChrisWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:43pm PST

      Although I have many favourite moments in mind, the one that sticks out is Kristi Richards bailing.. getting back up and then completing her jump and getting some awesome air – all for the crowd.

    91. MitchWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:51pm PST

      My favorite moment so far is the completely unexpected semi-final match up between Russia and Canada.

      (and Canada winning said match up!)

    92. Bob SmithWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:51pm PST

      Seeing the world come together in the name of sporting excellence and making Vancouver come alive.

    93. malcolmWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:52pm PST

      i would look so cool in oakley sunglasses….

    94. LiaWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:52pm PST

      The best part of the Olympics so far was seeing Rochette’s emotional short program skate on tuesday. I cannot wait until her long program tomorrow. GO CANADA GO!

    95. GregWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:52pm PST

      This would be awesome!

    96. GregWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 11:55pm PST

      Ok, gotta read the instructions first…

      My favourite moment so far is Clara Hughes winning another medal in her last Olympics.

      What a sports woman and role model for all.

    97. AndreaThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 12:16am PST

      My favourite part has been the spirit! Not just the Canadians in their red and white but all of the other fans coming out and waving their flags.

    98. JanThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 12:25am PST

      I love the chants from fans of other countries….RUS-SI-A! RUS-SI-A!

    99. ThompsonPaulThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 12:32am PST

      So many incredibly wonderful moments to choose from, but my top one so far has to be Joannie Rochette’s heartbreakingly beautiful performance in the women’s figure skating short program. The very definition of grace under pressure.

    100. SandraThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 1:22am PST

      My favourite Olympics sporting event WILL be when mens and womens hockey both win GOLD!! =D

    101. MichelleThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 1:27am PST

      Joannie Rochette’s performance Tuesday night was magical! True Olympic spirit/bravery.<3

    102. Vicky WongThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 1:49am PST

      My favourite Olympics sporting event would be the pair figure skating and hockey games.

    103. Dave CunningThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 1:56am PST

      My favorite part is definitely the passion, on the part of both the athletes and the fans. Between Bilodeau’s back story and gold medal performance, our figure skater whose mom passed away prior to her giving the skate of her life, the skeletonist who didn’t win a medal but broke down in tears for feeling she let the country down, and Montgomery who just absolutely loved winning his medal; our athletes absolutely love competing for Canada.

      Canadian fans have been insane; in every single sport there has been passion-laden overtly-biased pro-Canadian fans getting rowdy, screaming, yelling, waving flags, stomping their feet, and even making the traditionally quiet curling rinks look like game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. We love and support our athletes whether they win or lose, and we’re not afraid to show it in any way we see fit! We’re proud of our country, and of those who are talented and gifted enough to wear the Maple Leaf on their uniforms and represent us in competition!

    104. Liz WThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 6:14am PST

      I really can’t pick a favorite part/moment of the olympics thus far. I’ve really enjoyed them all.

      I’m not into hockey.. yet last night I had my finger and toe-nails painted red for canada and joined my family and cheering for canada [and yelling when we almost score]

      Nor am I into figure-skating yet all the performances were very moving.. no more than Joannie Rochette’s performance he other day. I burst into tears the same time she did. Very moving.

      I cringe when any athlete, regardless of nationality, gets injuried and cheer when they win.

      I guess my favorite part is the spirit that the games brings out in everybody.

    105. Kerry OlohanThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 7:50am PST

      My favourite part of the Olympics had to come in watching many of the great Clara Hughes interviews, especially the one following her 5000 metre skate! Her candour and articulation, almost to the point of poetry, should make every Canadian proud. Sport is not just about winning it is about struggling through adversity on a daily basis and then when “it” comes, enjoying the moment. Nice work Clara!!

    106. bgoodThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 7:58am PST

      Just saw the Women’s Aerials last night. Fantastic performances, great crowd and great volunteers. Cypress looked great.

    107. RobThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 8:01am PST

      By far my favourite part of the Olympics so far has been watching Maelle receive her Gold medal at BC Place. I have never been to such a loud event. It would definitely rival the Kings of Leon show at GM place last fall! Never felt so proud to be Canadian!!!!

    108. roseThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 8:04am PST

      The patriotism.

    109. ElisseThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 8:06am PST

      Rochette’s performance on Tuesday – yep, it was a tear-jerker.

    110. AnneThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 8:13am PST

      My fave moment was watching “We Are Here” at the Four Host Pavilion. I went to see it again and it was just as good the second time.

    111. JulieThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 8:26am PST

      My favorite part is not only the fabulous performances by all of our athletes like Bilodeau, Montgomery, Maelle, and Rochette – but that they’ve become household names around the country. It’s a powerful feeling knowing that we have a whole country rooting for these marvelous young athletes in front of the world. I couldn’t be prouder!

    112. SherylThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 8:29am PST

      For me it has to be Joannie Rochette’s skate and the emotional moments that followed it. I felt that I was watching something very personal and intense and it touched me.

    113. JenThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 8:33am PST

      The incredible atmosphere, patriotism, and enthusiasm of the City!

    114. JoshuaThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 8:39am PST

      Seeing all the Canadian flags in Vancouver

    115. StefanThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:04am PST

      Favorite moment has been the hockey upsets, and that great win last night.

    116. TinaThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:08am PST

      My favourite part has been watching the glamour of the ice skating – beautiful !

    117. HuckdollThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:21am PST

      The hockey games! Go Canada!!

    118. Cliff H.Thursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:40am PST

      Favourite part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics sporting events so far: Canada soundly beating Russia at hockey.

    119. BurnsThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:59am PST

      My favorite part is seeing those that were strongly against these Winter Olympics in Vancouver in the months leading up to this time go silent and gain no traction in the media. Even the biggest sceptics of these games have come around. Look at how the city has come out in support when the games actually started. Anyone that is still against these games ought to reevaluate their Canadian patriotism. Go Canada Go.

    120. nilouuThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:08am PST

      My favourite part of the olympics is all the people coming together from different nations and cultures, and all that we have to offer these people in our city is unbelievable, our city is glowing and most of all the athletes without whom there wouldnt be an olympic event like this! bravo and keep up the great work…and cheers to all the people who live and let live!

    121. S. ElasoffThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:09am PST

      Yesterday I thought I heard a flock of snow geese honking outside my window, but it was the preschool class across the street standing outside by their Canadian flag, cheering passersby on their way from the Richmond Oval. Every single person who passed grew a giant smile and that was a beautiful thing to see.

    122. Stv.Thursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:13am PST

      Ooh, Oakley. My only enduring brand obsession. 🙂

    123. AndrewThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:27am PST

      My favorite part of the Olympics has been seeing Vancouver come to life. Go Canada Go!

    124. DarrenThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:29am PST

      The best moment so far was watching the “almighty” Canadian hockey team lose to the US.

    125. RyanThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:40am PST

      Canada winning Gold AND Silver in Womens Bobsledding!!! Ohhh YEA!!!

    126. ValeryThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:42am PST

      My favorite part was Alex Bilodeau’s win – our first gold on home soil! The pure joy and excitement on the streets has been contagious ever since!

    127. nAjAnDThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:43am PST

      It is the first time in my whole life I am attending to Olympic game and I am proud of it, no nationality matters every one is equal and every one respect each other.

      love to be here and my wife is part of Olympic game, she is working for Bell and every day she explained lots of Olympic story for me and my family, about happiness, peace and …

    128. ShawnThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:11am PST

      I’ve always been a very patriotic Canadian and seeing the level of patriotism by my fellow Canadians hit all new levels has been really inspiring. We live in the best place on earth and now the world knows it. I’m so glad that we’re all standing up and shouting it out loud!

    129. ErinThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:16am PST

      My favourite part was watching us win gold and silver in women’s bobsleigh! And how proud we all are of being Canadians! GO CANADA GO!!!

    130. jayThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:16am PST

      my favourite moment was clearly the first gold on home soil at Cypress. I witnessed history and the vibe on the mountain was just golden (pun intended)

    131. RichardThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:16am PST

      One of these days I’ll win one of your contests.

      I’ve had a lot of favourite moments, but being at Cypress for Bilodeau, and Heil was pretty fantastic.

    132. Jeff KeeThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:17am PST

      I went to the Slovakia/Russia hockey game and saw Ovechkin play live from Row 8, centre ice!!!

    133. ChristineThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:18am PST

      The energy from the visitors has really made the city come to life and the positive energy and reception from we the residents has done us all proud.

    134. lisaThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:18am PST

      Loving the fact that Canadians are being patriotic! However, my favourite Olympic moment was definitely the when Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold.

    135. Wes KibbleThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:18am PST

      I have to say Hockey, but damn, I am really enjoying watching curling. Never thought I would…

    136. deannaThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:18am PST

      My favourite part so far has been watching the Men’s & Women’s hockey games.

      I have fallen in love with the Ski Cross events too!

    137. KatieThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:19am PST

      I just love the overall patriotism when our Canadian hockey teams play!

    138. rosaleeThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:20am PST

      For me, seeing the Canadian Women’s bobsleigh team take the podium last night for SILVER and GOLD was such a thrill, but the pinnacle of the games for me was seeing Maelle Ricker take the podium. Her description of not being discouraged by the uncooperative West Coast weather as it is in her blood moved me as coming from a place of truly mastering her sport.

    139. SanazThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:20am PST

      The memorable part for me has been the great energy in the city.

    140. DeanThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:20am PST

      Best part? Being great hosts, welcoming the world to show off our first-class city and being classy competitors.

    141. MIhnea CThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:20am PST

      Watching Canada destroy Russia in ice hockey was pretty sweet. Being at Cypress tonight for the men’s aerials final should top that though.

    142. KyleThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:23am PST

      Just being downtown and feeling the energy in the city has been my favourite part of the Games.

    143. Michael BoronowskiThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:23am PST

      CTV’s streaming of all of the competitions has been fantastic. Being able to watch some of the less popular sports in full is great!

    144. Manuel CuevasThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:24am PST

      The most exciting part is without a doubt the positive energy on the streets of vancity. I think that at the end of the day that is the main message about the olympics. Show people that we have also good reasons to celebrate and that we still have good things in this world.

    145. JanisThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:24am PST

      Jon Montgomery’s crazy fist pumping after his gold medal skeleton run! Never seen someone so excited!

    146. SeaBreezeThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:25am PST

      I love the Snowboard Cross events!

    147. KarlThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:27am PST

      sooo many smiling faces in the streets. And the hockey!

    148. annelaure massonThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:28am PST

      I love the determination of all the athletes and seeing the joy on their faces as they win or even just participate

    149. MaseyThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:28am PST

      Personally I’m just stoked that Canada has done so well, Australia has registered a few gold and silver bits of metal and Vancouver has really shone in the spotlight!

    150. NolanThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:29am PST

      That’s easy, the hockey.

    151. MikeThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:31am PST

      The best part of EVERY Olympics are the stories behind the athletes, and watching people who aren’t regularly put in the spotlight overcome personal obstacles to achieve greatness!

    152. RobThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:32am PST

      My favourite part of the Olympics is all the proud, happy, Canadian fans wearing red, cheering and supporting our athletes. Go Canada Go!

    153. Steve WoodallThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:35am PST

      Something that has stood out in my mind as I watch all of the events coming to an end…this city and it’s citizens have not yet lost their energy or enthusiasm. With every win, every accomplishment, the streets are filled with cheering fans and Twitter & Facebook are flooded with congratulations & well wishes. I am proud of my fellow Vancouverites for being so supportive of our Olympians, and for being stand-up citizens who continue to use “please”, “thank you” and “sorry” regardless of how many thousands of people we’re surrounded by.

      Well done Vancouver…you’ve left me with a glowing heart!

    154. ChistaThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:38am PST

      My favourite part of the Olympics was having the chance to watch Alexandre Bilodeau’s gold medal run atop Cypress! Such a proud Canadian moment.

    155. JewelsThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:38am PST

      i think i retweeted already! so much going on these days! thanks Miss604 for all your coverage 🙂

    156. Ron K.Thursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:39am PST

      Hockey by far! So much emotion involved.

      RT’d also!

    157. LeeThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:40am PST

      I love that Canada is showing how amazing it is. How great the people are! And how much fun we can have without ruining it.

      Oh Canada!

    158. suzanneThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:41am PST

      attending the gold medal performance of Moir and Virtue, and singing Oh Canada!

    159. MattThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:44am PST

      John Montgomery, hands down! Seeing his joy and excitement as he walked through the village, coupled with the enthusiasm and pride of the crowd was amazing! There was such a humble but proud air about him, truly Canadian (not to mention the jug of beer!). Making the long drive to Van this weekend to soak some of it up!

    160. MartinThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:44am PST

      I love Oakley gear but it’s always way to expensive.

      Favourite part so far. Hmmm.

      I think the impromptu Oh Canada whilst waiting for the Dancing In The Street flash mob at Robson and Thurlow. Such togetherness and patriotism, free from boundaries and worry. Love it. Still sets my hair on end thinking about it. 🙂

      There were other good moments thou,
      Some amazing hockey, Amy Williams getting gold, watching the flame get passed from runner to runner, the mountain bit of the OC. I could go on, and on,. 🙂


    161. Ron CantiverosThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:46am PST

      It’s been all the ice hockey games, for sure! Every game was NHL calibre including the Swiss and Norwegians. The sea of red during the Canada-Russia game was amazing! Go Canada Go!

    162. ACThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:52am PST

      Riding the skytrain with international fans and a 5 year old chowing down a Canadian candy-apple

    163. BlainThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:54am PST

      The best part for me was getting to see Ashleigh McIvor win her Gold. Also love the spontaneous O Canada renditions everywhere you go in Vancouver.

    164. monalisaThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:57am PST

      There are so many great Olympic moments: I was so proud of Alex Bilodeau & hearing the Canadian national anthem at the medal ceremony, Joannie Rochette is a hero, & Moir & Virtue are Canada’s sweethearts. Winning hockey & having the streets go nuts is awesome, but most of all the people everywhere are just happy & having fun. What a great atmosphere! Last night I got to my parkade on Georgia street & people had set up speakers out of the back of their trunk & had an impromptu parkade dance party! Such fun!

    165. MitchellThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:57am PST

      Having the men’s hockey tourney happening right in our backyard!

    166. Lindsay BarkerThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:59am PST

      Either Jon Montgomery winning the gold medal, or Canada POUNDING Russia last night!

    167. LindsayThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 12:00pm PST

      I am loving the random high fives when you walk down the street!

    168. KenThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 12:02pm PST

      My favourite part of the Olympics so far? Where do you start? Alexandre’s win for his brother, Joannie’s emotional skate for her mom, the strength of the Canadian women overall, the men’s hockey victory over the Russians, placing 1&2 in the women’s bobsleigh, or the fantastic party Vancouver has thrown?

      With so much more to come, my favourite part of the Olympics is that I am here!

    169. ChelseaThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 12:04pm PST

      My favourite part was and is the atmosphere downtown with all the Canadians bursting out patriotism left, right and center. The feeling everyone brings is such a united front and I hope this Canadian pride lasts way into the future, beyond the Olympics. It is clear no matter where you go or who you meet that we believe in our athletes and we believe in our country.

    170. Sandra HoThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 12:28pm PST

      my favourite part of olympics are the people cheering when we win a medals. I love the energy and the canadian pride.

    171. Uday MistryThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 12:31pm PST

      So far, I am really enjoying going to the venues and watching medal events with the crowds.

    172. ARamsThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 1:32pm PST

      My favorite part of the Olympics so far has been the Opening Ceremonies and the amazing atmosphere that has been growing all over Vancouver and the lower mainland since that night!
      It was truly a great way to kick off these Olympics games and has really shown the beauty of our country!!

      Go Canada GO!!

    173. LBThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 1:40pm PST

      spontaneous high fives and versions of o’canada are awesome, but my favorite part is that everyone is in such a good mood and so friendly – I love meeting random people while waiting in line and having a nice chat. =)

    174. Olympic AndreaThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 1:45pm PST

      oh so many moments! Canadian men’s hockey team beating Russia!!!

    175. AshleyThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 1:52pm PST

      Being inside BC Place to watch Bilodeau receive the first gold on home soil was amazing.

    176. Michelle GThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 1:52pm PST

      So many awesome things to choose from…how to pick just one? The games, the cultural events, the impromptu shows of Canadian spirit. Ya, the spirit is my favourite. I can’t believe how positive and awesome everyone has been. I wish it were like this all the time!

    177. Katherine CThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 2:34pm PST

      My favourite part of the game is I can deeply feel the harmonic of multi cultural among Canadian which equivalent to the Olympic spirit.

      Proud to be Canadian!! Proud of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Game!!

    178. Jessica RozitisThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 2:44pm PST

      How about all the Canadian women winning all those medals for Canada. Go girl power!

    179. Kyla HThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 2:45pm PST

      I’d have to say watching the Canadian Women Boblsleigh teams take Gold & Silver. Our women athletes have been amazing 🙂

      Go Canada

    180. JulianThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 3:00pm PST

      THE best moment is these two guys in the apartment across the way from my girlfriend’s place. They have a sign on their window: “FREE DANCE MOVES CANADA MENS HOCKEY GAMES” and sure enough, they set up chairs on their balcony during the game. THROUGHOUT the game they show some wicked moves to some bumping hits. The dedication of these fellows and the patriotism is tear-jerking. If any of you are familiar with the apartments right beside the canada hockey place, you should check it out!!!

    181. GideonThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 3:02pm PST

      My favorite part of the Olympics so far has been the Ski Cross, and the ability to watch it on the ctv olympics site as often as I want.

    182. Mike RebakThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 3:11pm PST

      Well, best part of the Olympics SO FAR has been watching Alexandre Bilodeau win the first gold on home soil. It made me so proud to be Canadian to see such a wonderful person who has worked so hard win sports ultimate prize.

      The best part of the entire Olympics WILL BE when we win Gold on Sunday. Yep, You know exactly what I’m talking about.


    183. greg colomboThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 3:41pm PST

      I’m a huge sports fan (& participant, more so) but seeing Shane Koyczan on stage for opening ceremonies was a big highlight for me. I’ve been following him for a couple years, so it was great to see his tremendous talent gain even more well deserved exposure, both internationally & here at home in Canada. The Olympics don’t have to be about sport only.

    184. greg colomboThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 3:44pm PST

      Or Clara Hughes, winning yet another medal, and donating the bonus $ to Take a Hike (for at risk youth) or Alexandre Bilodeau donating his gold medal prize bonus $ to CP. These are fine examples of the greatness to which we can all aspire.

    185. Mark DThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 3:48pm PST

      Best part(s): the hockey I went to, the speedskating, Rochette’s inspirational performance…Sunday will be THE best tho!

    186. JaniceThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 3:54pm PST

      The bronze medal women’s hockey game between Finland and Sweden was my favourite event so far.

    187. Ari HThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 4:03pm PST

      Red and white everywhere. Proud to be a Canadian

    188. Tiffany R WThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 6:55pm PST

      Hey the best park of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics? The fact that people are getting out there, cheering on their country (no matter which one) and able to see that we don’t need a lot to have fun! Go Canada!

    189. MaiThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 7:10pm PST

      Loving the free venues along with the free swag/activities!

    190. CandiceThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:17pm PST

      The best part of my Olympic experience so far was meeting Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue after winning BOX SEATS to CAN VS RUS!!! AHH!!! Life is gooood!!

    191. MitchellThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:18pm PST

      Greatest Olympic moment, Joannie Rochette winning the bronze medal! She is such a brave girl for competing after all she went through! 🙂

    192. Kristi FuocoThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:19pm PST

      Favourite moment just: watching Joanie Rochette win a bronze medal in figure skating despite losing her mother just 4 days ago! Amazing!

    193. JenThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:19pm PST

      I’m kinda in love with Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir’s performance, stunning! And they just made it look so genuine and effortless, j’adore.

    194. TravisThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:21pm PST

      Joannie Rochette. There are no words.

    195. paulaThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:24pm PST

      Watching Joannie Rochette step-up onto the podium to receive her Bronze medal was a favourite highlight of mine, bringing chills down my spine & tears running down my face.
      Joannie’s strength & courage is remarkable.

    196. RanelleThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:25pm PST

      My favourite part of the games has been watching Canada win a medal with a pub full of Canadians… as well as walking down Robson or Granville Street with a bunch of Canadians. Really, just all the Canadians and their patriotism!

    197. MarianneThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:30pm PST

      To me, it’s all about the sense of community we have seen over the last two weeks. The Canadian flags, maple leaves, spontaneous O Canada sing-alongs, and general merry-making has been really heart-warming.

    198. kikiThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:42pm PST

      watching athletes move their sport to a whole new level.

    199. WyThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:54pm PST

      Women rule the medals!!! GOO CANADA!!! 😛

    200. jubeedogThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 9:58pm PST

      I love watching everything. Also, watching Oakley interviewing Gretchen Bleiler on Grouse is my favorite part. Thanks Oakley for organizing it. Also, thanks Miss604 for the contest.

    201. CherieThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:17pm PST

      Canadian womens hockey rules!!!!!
      Overall all canadian medals rock.

    202. Ryan DempseyThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:22pm PST

      My favourite part of the Olympics was February 24, the whole day I will not soon forget. Gold and Silver in Woman’s Bobsleigh. A Silver and Bronze in Woman’s Speed Skating. And Team Canada Hockey DESTROYING the Russians! Best day in Canadian sporting history!

    203. BapiThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 10:24pm PST

      My favourite part was the vibrant downtown atmosphere and the stuff to do. It was truly remarkable and exciting.

    204. LoreneThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:30pm PST

      Seeing everyone walking around downtown and using transit!

    205. Jon JenningsThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 11:46pm PST

      Gotta agree with Ryan… 24th was a great day… not that the 25th wasn’t a bad day either. Let’s hope that the 26th, 27th & 28th are just as successful (that’s hockey/curling, curling and hockey in case you’re not following)

    206. ScottWFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 12:20am PST

      Favourite moment has to be Alex Bilodeau winning the first gold medal on home soil and he dedicated his win to his brother who has cerebral palsy. Oh and may be finally understood all the excitements in curling 😉

    207. RayRayFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 12:59am PST

      So many great moments but Feb.24 was a great day as I watched Team Canada beat the Russians and then the Womens Bobsleigh teams take gold and silver but I think Joannie Rochette taking bronze toped it.

      Hoping Team Canada Mens Hockey Gold FTW.

    208. Jason SjostromFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 5:26am PST

      Watching Canadian women achieve amazing results with my daughter! The possibilities are endless!!

    209. JasonFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 7:34am PST

      It’s hard to choose. I think I really enjoyed the women’s hockey game when they won GOLD!

    210. FrenchieFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 9:22am PST

      Women’s Hockey Gold Medal!

    211. JulienFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 9:31am PST

      My favourite Olympic sporting moment was when Alex Bilodeau won gold!

    212. GunnerbunnyFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 10:50am PST

      The best part of the olympics thus far has been the Canada/US hockey game. It was some amazingly well played hockey on both sides and great to watch. I think it really captured the idea that the olympics can promote serious rivalries while still encouraging friendly competition (sans bitterness).

    213. MarinaFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 11:38am PST

      I’m going to miss the Olympics when they’re over!!! Wahhhh….

    214. SamFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 12:02pm PST

      The best part of the Olympics is seeing so many Canadians all in one place, proudly displaying their love of Canada. I’ve never seen so many people wearing red/white or something with the Maple Leaf or “Canada” printed on it. It’s a see of patriotism (or should I say “love”) that I’ve only ever seen from our neighbours to the south. I hope everyone in Vancouver keeps wearing the gear. We should be proud to be Canadian all the time, not just when we’re hosting the world. Go Canada Go!

    215. ChristineFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 12:14pm PST

      The best part of the Olympics was watching Alexandre Bilodeau win the first Canadian gold medal on home soil, and watching his brother, Frederic, as he cheered Alex on. What sweethearts those two are!!

    216. KatrinaFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 12:38pm PST

      The best part of the Olympics so far is seeing how strong Canada has been as a nation, to come up and win Gold in many events no one thought we would, it warms my heart.

    217. JoFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 12:44pm PST

      The best part of the Olympics is the gathering that happens with people coming from all over the world. We always enjoy watching all the winter sports. The new discovery for this year is board cross and ski cross. Crazzzzy!

    218. AngusFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 1:22pm PST

      At Robson Square watching Scott and Tessa became the youngest ice dance gold medalists. The moment Tessa comes off from Scott’s back; Scott and Tessa finished their perfect performance with their hands held together looking up to the sky(ceiling); Scott hops right to the edge of the rink to his coach after the performance; right before he steps on to the stage, Scott as a teenager gave Davis the youth hand shake; and, the moment Scott stepped onto the stage, had his eyes close with a deep breath and enjoyed his moment. Of course the Robson Square sang Canadian National Anthem and yelled CAN-NAN-DA repeatedly.

    219. peteFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 1:37pm PST

      The best part was the liveliness of the city.

    220. lopeteFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 1:39pm PST

      The best part is the free activities major corporations are putting out.

    221. RoseFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 1:41pm PST

      I’ve never seen so many Canada flags in the city. It’s great!

    222. yingFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 1:42pm PST

      We had some great weather. This event definitely put us on the map.

    223. aloFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 1:43pm PST

      Go Canada Go. The patriatism is amazing.

    224. AmirFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 2:02pm PST

      The best for me was hiking 30 min to get access to the start of the men’s Super G race from Whistler. The start area was hidden, but not restricted from public access. Unless you knew how to find it there was no way for the public to access it. As it turned out, I befriended a race steward who allowed me to remain for the duration of the race to snap some truly memorable photos.

    225. CarolynFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 2:07pm PST

      So far my favourite thing was the Inuit throat singing at Canada’s Northern House — absolutely mesmerizing. We heard bits of it at the Richmond O-Zone as well.

    226. CarolynFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 2:16pm PST

      Oops! You asked for the favourite part of the “sporting events”… I’d have to say the live women’s hockey game we saw on the 22nd (China vs. Slovakia). It wasn’t medal hockey by any stretch, but the heart shown by the athletes and the fans made such an impression on me — and my kids. It’s exciting to see women’s hockey taking root outside traditional strongholds.

    227. JamesFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 3:57pm PST

      It’s got to be that first gold on home turf: Alex rocks!

    228. Juniper RossFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 4:40pm PST

      Love the skating. Virtue and Moir were just fantastic in their performance.

    229. Casey HrynkowFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 7:18pm PST

      I think it might be the combination of hockey games with the emotional Coke commercial with the closing line, “Let’s make sure everyone knows who’s game they’re playing”. Gets me every time.

    230. MelanieFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 8:23pm PST

      Watching our ice dancers, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir give a Gold medal performance and our ladies hockey team win gold. Go Canada Go!!!!

    231. KenFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 8:30pm PST

      I loved watching our mens’ hockey team beat the Russians on the way to the Gold medal round and Joannie Rochette’s moving performance for the Bronze medal. She is such a brave girl! Go Canada Go!!!!

    232. Jodi BirstonFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 9:21pm PST

      My favorite part of the olympics is how I feel. I was not supportive nor against the olympics coming to vancouver. But the feeling of pride that has literally taken over my body is simply amazing. I am so proud to be a canadian that I feel like bursting. I cry everytime I read or hear about one of our athletes…i’ve become a big blubbery mess of a patriot. THAT is what I love most about the olympics….that it brought me together with all my country-mates! Cheers Canada!! I BELIEVE!!

    233. rachelSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 12:30am PST

      hockey !!!

    234. joannaSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 12:53am PST

      my favorite part has been watching the fireworks every night celebrating a new Canadian medal winner. I love when they fuse with Vectorial Elevation designs by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Lightshows rock!

    235. graemeSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 9:53am PST

      Luongo’s save with 4 seconds to go in the Canada vs Slovakia hockey game… he got us to the gold medal game.

    236. ClausSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 10:29am PST

      Enter to win an @Oakley prize pack from @Miss604 http://bit.ly/d5C9Dp

      ^.^ I could totally use some Oakleys!

    237. ClausSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 10:31am PST

      Enter to win an @Oakley prize pack from @Miss604 http://bit.ly/d5C9Dp

      ^.^ I could totally use some Oakleys!

      I so fail at this…..

      My favourite part? The sporting events rock, but the best part is the party atmosphere and the bonhomie in Vancouver this past two weeks.

    238. AnnSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 11:57am PST

      Joannie Rochette getting bronze in fgiure skating.

    239. Julie NichollsSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 2:01pm PST

      the hockey has been very exciting.

    240. MareyamSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 4:42pm PST

      HOCKKEEEY ! especially mens even though im a female 😛
      i think im the youngest :O
      hope i win ! i would love to use these oakley stuff (;

      btw ; i tweeted it

    241. JaniseSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 4:54pm PST

      I love seeing our city and our country come together to party and celebrate the best things about Canada, British Columbia and Vancouver!

    242. MareyamSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 4:55pm PST

      I also tweeted this !


    243. MarySaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 4:59pm PST

      figure skating is my favourite ! especially joanne rochette from team CANADA <3

      i also tweeted


      though i dont know why i should tweet this , i want this prize all to myself !
      ahhaa : P

    244. GraemeSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 7:00pm PST

      The best part of the Olympics has definitely been how so many countries can come together and take part in something for fun. Meeting athletes and people from all over the world that have come here to watch it and compete against eachother has been amazing.

    245. JenniferSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 10:02pm PST

      I love how the has city erupted into red and white. So much patriotism and a love for fun! I’m so happy to live in Vancouver and proud to be Canadian!

    246. LindaSaturday, February 27th, 2010 — 10:33pm PST

      So many olympic moments to choose from. It feels unfair to pick jsut one. The Semi final hockey match(Can vs Slovakia) had us on the edge of our seats- happy the fought hard to the very end and made it to the finals. Followed by the men winning a couple gold medals in short track. It has been snow-balling all week and I hope it ends with the big GOLD!!!

    247. MonicaSunday, February 28th, 2010 — 5:59am PST

      My favourite part of the 2010 Olympics has been the happy people, Canadians and visitors, celebrating in the streets everywhere… I’ve had to work the graveyard shift at a downtown office during this period, but I haven’t been lonely or scared — I can even hear them cheering from a dozen floors up. ;]

    248. KevinSunday, February 28th, 2010 — 9:53am PST

      Best part: all the years of hard work paying off in a record number of gold medals!

    249. WendySunday, February 28th, 2010 — 12:41pm PST

      Canadian gold medal win in pairs Ice Dance

    250. Daphne TSunday, February 28th, 2010 — 3:19pm PST

      My favorite moment was watching the US and Canada battle for the hockey gold. What a game!

    251. MarySunday, February 28th, 2010 — 4:56pm PST

      Always hated to go to Vancouver from Nanaimo-crazy drivers, too much traffic, people in a rush—-until the Games.
      Totally different experience.
      Saw some terrific curling.
      Walked the waterfront from Russia House to Yaletown.
      Met some wonderful people
      The O experience- wonderful, can never be duplicated.
      Yea Canada

    252. ArthurSunday, February 28th, 2010 — 9:43pm PST

      As much as I’d like to say the best part was winning Gold over the US in hockey and celebrating our Gold Medal record, but realistically, watching the figure skating celebration gala was really moving. Being able to see all athletes of the world coming together and celebrating without the pressures of competition, and in such a graceful and beautiful sport as figure skating. Now THAT was awesome!

    253. Justin TSunday, February 28th, 2010 — 11:01pm PST

      First and last golds: Bilodeau and Men’s Hockey.
      Congrats to ALL the athletes: you are all amazing and inspirational
      The spirit of the Games and of Canada can be seen and heard all around the country.

    254. JohnSunday, February 28th, 2010 — 11:14pm PST

      The best part has been seeing and meeting people from around the world. All the different colours it’s brought to the city has been wonderful!

      The hockey gold and the drinking/cigar incident was amusing too…

    255. StephenMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:47am PST

      A personal favorite would be the Torch relay!

    256. SeanMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:48am PST

      The best part was the shot seen around the world. Sidney Crosby sinking the OT winnner

    257. GordonMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:48am PST

      My favourite part other than the men’s and women’s gold hockey games was wandering downtown along Robson with the crowds on a sunny afternoon.

    258. HeatherMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:49am PST

      Canada wins goldin mens’s hockey-truly epic!!

    259. CassandraMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:51am PST

      My favourite moment of the Olympics was when the US scored on Canada during the final game. I was going for CANADA (of course), but it didn’t get really tense and interesting until that goal went in! Thankfully there were no more US Goals! I LOVE CANADA!

    260. Paul GlendinningMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:52am PST

      The best part of the Olympics in my eyes was the environment. Years ago Vancouver was excited to win as host, then as the years went by skeptics came out and doubted everything our city was capable of. As the deadline came we were covered in tense motion and joy that it was here. Now you pick any day from opening to closing, and you go downtown, or in the village of Whistler and you saw smiles, laughter, cries, high fives, people of all ages enjoying everything from pavilions to medals and everything in between. My favorite moment, the environment and Vancouver, BC proving as Canada’s ambassador to be a top rated host.

    261. SimoneMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:53am PST

      My favorite part was the last gold, Men’s Hockey gold.

    262. JLoongMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:54am PST

      Best part of the Games is definitely driving around the city and high-fiving people at every single busstop, after the Gold Medal Men’s Hockey Team before marching down Granville St. at the top of our lungs. It takes street parties to a whole new dimension, and really showcases to the rest of the world how much fun and adoration Canadians have for their country.

    263. HeidiMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:54am PST

      Favorite Olympic moment……how do you choose just one? Hockey, Skating, Skiing…..amazing athletes. I guess I will say, for me, being on Granville Street at 1am on Sunday morning. The crowd was hyped for hockey gold, everyone was in good spirits, everyone was beaming with pride. It was a pure crowd high as everyone sang Oh Canada and high-fived each other. Even with a few trouble makers, no one could spoil the mood of the crowd that night. Truly proud to be Canadian, truly proud to be part of this city!

    264. CarrieMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:54am PST

      There are so many moments it’s hard to pick…I think watching Joannie Rochette step onto the ice for her short program performance is my personal highlight.

    265. Peter DixonMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:55am PST

      Best part is Crosby. If my daughter turns out to be even half the person he is I will be so happy.


    266. catherineMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 8:56am PST

      Going crazy when Crosby score the OT goal in bar downtown.

    267. Scott DobieMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:00am PST

      My favorite moment was Mellisa Hollingsworth recommitting to the next games after getting our support. We hear that our support makes a difference but for me it was direct evidence. Very proud to be Canadian. GCG!

    268. Fernanda PellegriniMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:08am PST

      Difficult to choose. All of the athletes did a great job representing Canada. The olympic spirit in each one of us during the games was awesome. As was every medal, every game. Every belief. Congratulations for this country, for us all.

    269. Cindy CMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:09am PST

      My favourite moment? It would be when we beat the Winter Olympics record and ending off the entire competition with a win in Hockey against the US. 🙂 14 golds! Woo!

      Oh, and the Coke Pavilion was very happy for me too.

    270. Chad BArclayMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:29am PST

      I loved the entire Olympics. I was lucky enough to go to 2 hockey games, and that Gold medal game was INSANE!!!

      I loved how the whole city came together and how everything went off without a major hitch! I think we showed off our City, Province, and Country very well!!!

      GO Canada!

    271. 2010PatrickMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:33am PST

      I thin my favorite part of the games was seeing the nationalism we are capable of, yet we kept it real. Right down to the closing. Minus the inflated beavers.

    272. Michael PhangMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:35am PST

      Favourite moment? Seeing the excitement on everyone’s faces when the torch was finally lit. 🙂

    273. LaniMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:40am PST

      Best part.. Sitting at the Pairs Free Skate with my sister and little Lily. SO EXCITED to be a part.

    274. AmyMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:41am PST

      The best part for me is all the red everyone is wearing. Even the craziest outfits get cheers just because they are Canadian themed.

    275. AJMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:44am PST

      Maelle Ricker winning gold was AMAZING!

    276. kelseyMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:45am PST

      bilodeau winning the first gold medal!! that was exciting. and the fact that we got more gold than any other country…ever!! love it!

    277. Fiona BurrowsMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:50am PST

      The patriotic spirit that coloured our streets, jumping so high when Canada won the gold hockey game, empathetic feelings for Joannie Rochette, the first gold medal, the united feeling of the world in my backyard. Awesome memories that I’ll cherish…

    278. BrandonMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 9:51am PST

      Singing the National anthem loud and proud after the Men’s Hockey team won the Gold!

    279. Erica HildebrandMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 10:02am PST

      The best part was watching Canada pull together – it is almost like we were waiting for the opportune moment to show our real national pride. Never been so proud to be Canadian. (Men’s hockey Gold, a close second ;o) )

    280. LauraMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 10:08am PST

      My favorite part of the games is a toss up between Joannie Rochette’s final skate,Jon Montgomery’s victory celebrations, and Crosby’s beautiful golden goal in OT against the Americans. What a ride!

    281. shanMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 10:34am PST

      SO HARD to pick just one moment, but I have to say that the sheer, overwhelming Canadian pride radiating from the city is absolutely astounding. We kick ass and we know it!

    282. JennMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 10:42am PST

      Best moment was the last: Crosby putting in the winning goal, winning the gold medal men’s hockey game, beating the gold medal record. It was all GOLD!!

    283. BeckyMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 11:01am PST

      When Canada won gold, and this beautiful city just erupted in cheers for our athletes. A truly priceless moment!

    284. Trisha(Patricia)CurreyMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 11:07am PST

      There are way too many moments to mention really. Probably my best moment would be meeting & personally speaking with Silver Medalist Jenn Heil. The Olympic medals are truly beautiful & heavy!!
      THANK YOU to all the VOLUNTEERS because without you, we would not have pulled off this amazing world-wide event!!

    285. Bruce MeliMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 11:29am PST

      My best moment of the Olympics: Russians in the restaurant where we were watching the Canada vs. Russia hockey game started chanting “CA-NA-DA!” at the point in the game they knew they weren’t going to win. The entire restaurant turned to them and applauded the Russians! THAT is true Olympic spirit from both Russians and Canadians!!! 🙂

    286. Michael FoxMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 11:54am PST

      The crowds and atmosphere downtown… taking the reputation of no-fun-couver and throwing it right out the window! Never in my 30 years of living in this city have I witnessed anything even close to the party that was almost nightly downtown… amazing!

    287. DennyMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 12:31pm PST

      By far when Me and some friends managed to get into the VIP area at mens bronze hockey.

    288. TMMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 1:51pm PST

      I think the best part of the Olympics was how the city came alive and all the camaraderie. For once, Vancouver was not the most boring city in North America.

    289. Miss604Monday, March 1st, 2010 — 2:51pm PST

      The contest is now closed, the winner will be announced shortly. Thanks everyone!

    290. BeckyMonday, March 1st, 2010 — 2:53pm PST

      My favorite part of the 2010 Olympics has got to be the moment when Joannie finished her piece both nights. Boy did she skate her heart out.

    291. JonTuesday, March 2nd, 2010 — 9:49am PST

      The crowd and the atmosphere was definitely the best part, before the olympics, the city lacked a certain liveliness that is the best part of any city. This definitely brought that out. In addition the general camaraderie brought by the hosting so many nations was awesome.

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