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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 — 11:44am PDT
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Aside from our athletes giving it their all in competition, the most exciting part of the Vancouver 2010 Games for me was exploring the various pavilions, houses, and entertainment zones that popped up around the city. From February 14th to February 16th, 2014, you can relive that excitement with the 2nd annual Under the Bridge Festival that will include events and festivities at Edible Canada House.

Edible Canada House

Inspired by the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, this year’s festival, Edible Canada House, is expected to be the biggest Olympic party in Vancouver. For those wanting to relive the glory of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, this is your chance.

Tucked underneath the Granville Street Bridge in the heart of Granville Island, this Canadian-themed winter festival is once again part of CMHC’s famous Winterruption Festival, running February 14–16. Along with live music (including both DJs and bands), Edible Canada House will showcase a number of live and pre-recorded Olympic events provided by event sponsor, Preston Mobility. Three giant projection screens will allow guests to party the night away while cheering on the nation’s top athletes. In true Edible Canada fashion, the theme will be quintessential Canadian.

Savoury Chef will be hosting multiple food stations showcasing classic Canadian fare such as bison chili, Alberta beef brisket & maple flapjacks to name a few — perfect late night snacks! There will also be other comfort food items provided by Edible Canada, such as cheesy perogies. Granville Island Brewing will be supplying the craft beer and many other local wines and spirits will be flowing over the course of the weekend, including Edible’s famous “Garnish Your Own” Caesar bar.

Edible Canada House will run the entire weekend of February 14-16 and into early mornings. Families with young ones are also warmly welcomed, as there will also be a separate play area with face painting courtesy of Granville Island Toy Company.

Tickets are available online and general admission includes:

  • Two Drink Tickets (beer, wine, Caesar, or non-alcoholic beverage)
  • One Food Station Ticket
  • Unlimited Televised Winter Olympic Events (view schedule)
  • Local live bands & DJs
  • Entertainment for kids, including a play area and face painting

Edible Canada House will be open Friday, February 14 from 6:00pm to 1:00am; Saturday, February 15 from 11:00am to 1:00am; and Sunday, February 16 from 11:00am to Midnight.

Win Passes for Edible Canada House

If you would like to enjoy the Olympic-sized excitement at Edible Canada House, I have two passes to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite thing that happened during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to #ECHouse @ecfest2014 from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Must be 19+ to enter and win. Follow Edible Canada House on Twitter for more information about this event along with Edible Canada on Twitter for their latest events, specials, and restaurant offerings.

Update The winner is Jeff S!

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  1. Michelle W says:

    Canada winning Gold in Men’s Hockey!!!!

  2. Karen says:

    Making new friends partying at the Saxony House (Vancouver Rowing Club)!

  3. Gary says:

    Canada winning gold in hockey on the last day of the olympics

  4. Samantha R says:

    Winning Gold in Men’s curling. Also, I was on a flight back to Canada from Ecuador when the mens hockey team scored the gold medal winning goal. The entire flight erupted in cheers.

  5. Jacklynn says:

    Being downtown on Robson St when we won gold metal in hockey!

  6. Georgina says:

    Being in Vancouver while it happened. The hype was insane.

  7. Stephanie says:

    So many memories! It would have to be celebrating Crosby’s golden goal in Yaletown with my brother!!

  8. Mary W says:

    opening ceromony

  9. Anne says:

    How happy everyone was!

  10. KateM says:

    My favourite thing was watching the opening ceremonies from Toronto, and following it on Twitter – which enriched the viewing experience, and allowed me to “hang” with all my friends in real time online. Especially witty were all the comments about the technical difficulties. I was literally laughing out loud.

  11. Tim says:

    “THE GOLDEN GOAL” and celebrations that ensued.

  12. Peter Khoo says:

    Just watching the rings turn gold!

  13. Hannah says:

    The golden goal then walking over the Burrard St. bridge high-fiving everyone πŸ™‚

  14. Maryanne says:


  15. Candice says:

    Men’s Canadian Hockey team winning Gold was hands down favorite. Although the whole time the city was electric. It was an amazing atmosphere!!

  16. kaykay says:

    Canada house

  17. Gord says:

    Watching the opening ceremonies! πŸ™‚

  18. Kathy P says:

    Watching Men’s hockey with the crowd in Cactus Club and screaming when Canada won the gold medal!!!

  19. Kathleen says:

    the hockey team winning gold!

  20. Cindy KS says:

    Seeing my daughter singing in the Olympic school choir!

  21. Jeff S says:

    Watching the Canadian Women and Men’s Hockey Teams Win GOLD, and celebrating those wins with so many happy Canadians!!

  22. Brenda says:

    High-fiving strangers downtown after winning the Men’s Hockey Gold!

  23. Randall Russell says:

    The ” best” most memorable event was Canada’s first Gold medal by men’s mogul skier, Alex Bilodeau.
    Go Canada Go !

  24. Jen says:

    Winning hockey gold!!

  25. A.J. says:

    I loved how vibrant the city was during the games.

  26. Rebecca says:

    Visiting Saxony House and Calabria House

  27. Rrej says:

    Gold in hockey!

  28. tim says:

    sidney crosby scoring the GOLDEN GOAL!

  29. Monique says:

    I worked at the airport during thr Olympics. …so I would saying seeing the Canadian men’s hockey team walking in with their gold metals and taking pics with them πŸ˜€

  30. Robyn says:

    Listening to the whole city cheer after the men’s hockey team won Gold!

  31. Laura says:

    John Montgomery’s march through Whistler with a beer! (I was there!)

  32. Steve v. says:

    The amazing weather, sure there was little snow but I wore at-shirt for the warmest part of the day viewing Nordic skiing!

  33. Mylene says:

    The feeling in the city during the games was incredible. It was so much fun. I remember high-fiving a baby!

  34. Chelle says:

    Riding the Skytrain during the gold medal men’s hockey game, while another rider was calling out updates on the game to everyone!

  35. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    Watching the different bands playing there!

  36. Bettina says:

    Winning Men’s Hockey Gold

  37. Davina says:

    Watching a speed skating event live and seeing Canada win gold in the event!

  38. Sharon says:

    men’s hockey gold!

  39. Allie says:

    Winning Men’s hockey gold

  40. Lisa says:

    The spontaneous outbursts of singing Oh Canada! on Granville Street:)

  41. Eric says:

    Finding out that we were pregnant!

  42. Debbie W says:

    Loved the friendly vibe downtown, oh and the gold in men’s hockey!!

  43. Alecia says:

    The Canadian pride and how alive the city was!

  44. Sanaz says:

    Celebrating the games with friends at different houses, from different countries!

  45. Meline says:

    The friendly crowds! And nervously watching the final hockey game!

  46. Laura says:

    People celebrating everywhere!

  47. jan says:

    watching a torch bearer run by

  48. Mary says:

    My favourite thing from Vancouver Winter Olympics was the sense of Canadian pride! Everywhere you went people were happy to welcome the different countries in typical Canadian fashion. We were always so proud whenever our team won any medals! Such a perfect experience πŸ™‚

  49. The City and the People of Vancouver came alive, like something I haven’t seen since I worked in 1986 Olympics. Their was a vibe like I’vc never seen in Vancouver before.

  50. I meant t say since I worked at 1986 Expo 86…see you got me so elated just thinking about it, that I got confused!! πŸ™‚ Go Team Canada!

  51. Tracy says:

    Canada winning gold in hockey and the amazing atmosphere during the games!

  52. Lucie B says:

    Celebrating on the streets downtown after the men’s hockey gold metal win.

  53. W Leung says:

    Watching free concerts in Holland Park

  54. Alice H. says:

    Celebrating the gold medal hockey win in the downtown core! So inspiring and crazy good!

  55. Ryan Bird says:

    The gold medal hockey win with the entire city erupting with pride and screaming!

  56. Natalie says:

    Watching Jon Montgomery win and then celebrate in Whistler!

  57. Nicole says:

    Canada winning gold in Men’s Hockey!!

  58. Bryan says:

    Winning gold in men’s hockey!

  59. Andy C. says:

    Working and hockey gold

  60. Dilara says:

    So many great memories, it’s hard to pick just one. Winning the gold in men’s hockey was pretty spectacular.

  61. Maria says:

    Being in the midst of the happy crowds in downtown Vancouver, people bursting into song, singing Oh Canada!

  62. Lor says:

    Just being in Vancouver at the time and feeling all of the positive energy!

  63. Marianne says:

    Sydney Crosby scored the goal in the final hockey game!!

  64. Ceci says:

    Watching the opening ceremony on the big screens with fellow Canadians!

  65. Amy says:

    My favourite thing during Vancouver 2010 was people singing our national anthem spontaneously on the streets

  66. linda says:

    Walking the streets downtown, taking in all the Olympic enthusiasm and cheer + the men’s gold medal game.

  67. Kelvin says:

    Canada winning gold in men’s hockey!

  68. Kelly says:

    The Canada vs U.S. final hockey match! I was working at one of the VANOC bus dispatch locations and most of the bus drivers were American so we had a pretty even crowd of Canadians and Americans. Canada was leading the match so we were all pretty excited until the U.S. team scored within less than 30 seconds before the game would have been over. Of course, the atmosphere in the room did a complete switch-a-roo and we were pretty much at the edge of our seats during the overtime. It was unbelievable when Canada won!!

  69. Patrick says:

    Being a volunteer and helping to make it all happen here in Vancouver!

  70. Anna says:

    Seeing the gold medal goal by Crosby, and instantly experiencing the joy celebrated all around us. Being downtown at that time when it happened was unreal.

  71. Ainsley MacCallum says:

    Watching a medal ceremony live!

  72. Barb says:

    Watching my son and his friends participate in the opening act of the Closing a Ceremonies – 1400 kids with snowboards all on stage together and over 500 of them were Scouts and Guides. A memory our family will have forever – he still has his snowboard on his bedroom wall πŸ˜‰

  73. Maureen says:

    Being at work with the television on for the men’s hockey final and hearing Crosby’s winning goal scored and all the customers/coworkers excited reactions!

  74. Evelyn says:

    High-fiving everyone in downtown after we won gold in men’s hockey! Loved the joyful camaraderie!

  75. Stotes says:

    Gold in hockey!

  76. Ken McAllister says:

    Canada winning gold, of course, but also Alex Bilodeau winning the first Canadian gold in Canada, and the tear-jerking image of Alex celebrating with his brother Frederic.

  77. Albert N. says:

    Canada winning gold in hockey, what else?

  78. CK says:

    Of course Canada winning gold… BUT it was also 2 weeks of amazing weather in Vancouver!!

  79. Arielle says:

    The energy and vibe in Vancouver. I could have just spent all day every day walking downtown. Watching pick up street hockey and high diving everyone in sight

  80. Kelley T says:

    I loved the different countries “Houses”. Met all kinds of great people!

  81. Karen says:

    Being in the crowd on cypress mountain watching Alex bilodeau win gold!

  82. Riva says:

    The energy from the people and how united we were. Go Canada!

  83. Megan says:

    Opening ceremonies!

  84. Ron Smith says:

    Winning gold in Men’s hockey!

  85. jenn c. says:

    The atmosphere of unity and goodwill that was created in the downtown core everyday where people from all over the world gathered was my favorite part πŸ™‚

  86. Shelaine says:

    Gold medal men’s hockey of course!

  87. Sylvia says:


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