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Vancouver 2010 Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Expecting about 60,000 visitors throughout the duration of the Games, the Royal Canadian Mint has been overwhelmed with the positive public response to their exhibits and Olympic medal displays. Having seen about 80,000 visitors to date already, they have lineups that cross several city blocks, some often waiting about 5-7 hours just to get in […]

House of Switzerland Fundraiser for Streetohome

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The House of Switzerland Canada, the Swiss pavilion located at Bridges on Granville Island, will be hosting a fundraising auction now until February 28th in support of Streetohome. In Vancouver today, at least 3,700 people don’t have a home to call their own. Streetohome is dedicated to ensuring that residents of our city have access […]

Vancouver 2010 Day 12 Samsung and Panasonic Pavilions

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When heading to Vancouver’s largest Olympic celebration site, LiveCity Yaletown, you’ll find more than performers on stage. They have a concession (with a variety of ethnic foods), the big live stage flanked with video screens, Vancouver House, and several official sponsor pavilions including Samsung and Panasonic. Panasonic The Panasonic pavilion showcases their HD (high definition) […]

Vancouver 2010 Red Mittens Around Town

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The red mittens sold by HBC stores across the country are the hottest item at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Photo credit: SBC9 on Flickr Worn by thousands of torch-bearers over several months and priced at $10 a pair, they’re one of the best deals of the Games (and a great way to show some Canadian […]

Vancouver 2010 Day 11 On the Mend

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

With Day 9 and Day 10 whizzing by this weekend, it’s becoming more and more of a reality that the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, and the giant super happy party that its brought to the city, is all about to end fairly soon. I’ll be stopping by a few more pavilions today to check out […]