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Vancouver 2010: BC Place Stadium-Medals Award Ceremony
Canada’s Games — its warm, welcoming spirit and its celebration of cultural diversity.

It was a wet, wet, wet and laid back day. Re-energized, we stepped out of the house and into 'normal" Vancouver weather - rainy and cool. We thought to ourselves, yesterday was a blessing to us because the weather was a perfect "tourist" weather. We were able to get all sight seeing, familiarizing ourselves with the city, photo ops, miles of walking, and most ofr shopping out of the way, on a perfectly clear, warm day. And when and where else can one possibly look and act like a tourist/paparazzi than the Olympic games?! Even walking in the rain was fun. But yes, I still made sure I kept warm so as not to aggravate this darn cold =( So today we took our time, and was able to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the events we're going to watch.
Vancouver 2010: BC Place Stadium-Medals Award Ceremony
We were even able to eat on time =)

The first event we attended was Saskatchewan night Live medal presentations in ladies’ freestyle skiing ski cross and men’s 10,000-metre speed skating at BC Place Stadium, and to watch, via satellite, the Live medal presentations in Nordic combined (men’s team relay) and women’s biathlon (4x6-km relay) from Whistler Plaza. A very funny, but VERY moded incident happened during the medal presentation of the Nordic combined (men’s team relay)...being out all day and not knowing who the winners were, after the 3rd awards ceremony, I had advised my friend that we should pack up and get ready to jet on over to Canada Hockey Place for our next event of the day.
Vancouver 2010: BC Place Stadium-Medals Award Ceremony
But as soon as she and I had finished packing, we look up at the screen to watch the final minutes of the last presentation, when the announcer named the United States as the Silver medalists of the relay.....AAACCCK! Mind you, we were both decked out in TEAM USA gear, had been waving a ginormous US flag and one mini one in all of the presentations thus far, kept taking pictures of the other teams, and then when it came time to deliver and shine within a sea of red and white......we f'd up BIG TIME!!!!! We had just packed cameras, flags, everything!!! We looked at each other dumbfounded and embarrassed, so my friend quickly scramble out all the signage and camera, just in time to make some noise....!!!! Even the Canadian fans surrounding us took notice that we were caught unawares, so encouraged us to really scream out loud.
Vancouver 2010: BC Place Stadium-Medals Award Ceremony, GOOO TEAM USA!
....and so we did!

Next, we attended the Slovakia vs Norway Hockey match at Canada Hockey Place. It is the first time I have ever watched a hockey game live!! I used to follow hockey because of the Olympics some time ago, before the Sharks made a name for itself, but lost interest just as quickly, so I never made it a point to watch hockey. But I suppose that if I had to watch my very first hockey game, can't beat watching it in the Olympics! It was a great game, though I was rooting for Norway, why, only because I am more familiar with that country than the other. I'm just excited that it turned out to be a tight, exciting game.

Off to Whistler in a few hours.....
sylviandavid says:
what a great telling of a fun time...
Posted on: Mar 01, 2010
KeikoCreative says:
I bet it is;)
Posted on: Mar 01, 2010
Dolphintrekker says:
It was really cool being there...it felt surreal
Posted on: Feb 28, 2010
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