Archive of posts tagged "olympics"

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Cauldron Behind a Fence

Comments 31 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Olympic flame is burning strong in Jack Poole Plaza overlooking Coal Harbour with a beautiful North Shore backdrop. Unfortunately, no one in Vancouver can get close enough to it to experience its warming glow as its captured behind an unfriendly chain link fence. Photo credit: Stv on Flickr I heard from Bob Mackin that […]

Vancouver 2010 Day Four in Photos

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Continuing my daily series featuring my personal experiences at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics I have to say that yesterday was indeed a fantastic day. Despite not getting to bed until 2:30 this morning because I was still up working, John and I had a once in a lifetime experience over at the Pacific Coliseum. Day […]

Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremony Poetry by Shane Koyczan

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During the Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremony slam poet Shane Koyczan took to centre stage to recite, “We Are More”. Born in Yellowknife and raised in Penticton BC, his poem (that was first featured in Ottawa on Canada Day in 2007) rippled through the hearts of Canadians everywhere as all cheered for his inspiring words. You […]

Vancouver 2010 Alexandre Bilodeau Talks about Gold

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After winning the first Canadian gold medal on home turf freestyle moguls skier Alex Bilodeau had a press conference this morning which I sat in on at the BC International Media Centre. Press asked him about his career, his defining moment, and just how much partying he has done already. Photo credit: John Biehler on […]

Vancouver 2010 iPhone Application

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

About a week ago the Vancouver 2010 iPhone application was launched on iTunes. I hear they had 15,000 downloads even before making any kind of official announcement and I can see why. After downloading the app, I can see why. It’s a fully comprehensive directory for sporting events, cultural events, Games schedules, venues, and maps […]