Vancouver 2010 Alberta Day

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve missed BC Day, Quebec Day and yesterday’s Nova Scotia Day but I’ll make up for it now by profiling Alberta Day at the Olympics (perhaps even to honor Iginla’s stellar performance on the ice last night).

Photo by Chris Bolin for The Calgary Stampede
Calgary Stampede Royalty, Harry the Horse, Olympic Mascots

Every day at the Olympics another Canadian province is featured. Stop by the Canada Pavilion at LiveCity downtown for cultural performances and giveaways from the featured province each day. Alberta Pavilion is located outside BC Place over at Beatty and Robson as well. Today the first 2,500 people through the doors will receive some stampede hats and be able to learn a bit more about our neighbouring province.

Alberta Day Press conference Alberta Day Press conference

At this morning’s press conference 3-time Olympian (and blogger) Kyle Shewfelt said, “I’m very proud to be Canadian and I’m very proud to call Alberta home.” He added, “Alberta’s presence at these Games is felt through its athletes and its many venues and services.”

Hon. Lindsay Blackett said, “If sport is the heart of the Olympics, culture is the soul.” With plenty of concerts and artist showcases (especially today) you can view all special events from Alberta Plaza live online.

I’ll be hopping on the Alberta Train on Thursday to get up to Whistler and I’ll also start to feature each province daily starting today and continuing with Prince Edward Island Day tomorrow.

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  1. A LWednesday, February 17th, 2010 — 12:05pm PST

    Just saw footage of inside Alberta House…. is it just my cameraperson, or does it seem really lame?

  2. Miss604Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 — 12:07pm PST

    They have an entire plaza outside BC Place as well. The indoor portion is like a pavilion but all the action (and the party) is outside.

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