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 Post subject: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:13 pm 
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To get you in the mood for the big Games in the ever-so lovely Vancouver, a cool timelapse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xMz2SnSWS4

Plus a panorama you can zoom around - Aaronsmom can point out the best shopping! :happydance
http://www.aerialphotoimage.com/panoram ... ouver.html

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:14 pm 
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Anybody here going to the Games?

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:03 am 
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Not going to the games. But, my son and his wife ended up seeing the torch relay. by accident. Unfortunately, he didn't have his cell phone with him, and hers has no camera.

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:44 am 
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We'll be there in spirit! :swing

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:56 pm 
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DD's school is bringing the kids to see a portion of the torch relay on Friday morning. I'll be accompanying and bringing DS as well (as an aside they are having a snack at a neighbouring school and I found out there will be a cookie she can't eat, so even more important for me to be there).

We are taking the kids to a wmn's hockey game on Tuesday, and DH is going to two men's hockey games, including a semifinal, plus hanging out in the Molson Louge for Quarter finals day! We couldn't get figure skating tickets, so will be watching it on TV.

And as another aside, it says you can't bring outside food 'unless medically necessary', so I emailed customer services saying the kids have allergies and if I brought their doctor's note about epipens and show their medical bracelets, is that enough to prove they need their own food? The person said yes, that *should* be fine, and when I asked to speak to someone who knew for sure, I didn't get a response.

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:44 pm 
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Our daughter's class was asked to write a paragraph on an Olympic athlete as a way of introducing the Olympic event to the students.

R chose a female snow boarder Sarah Conrad. I noticed that she had a website so we wrote a quick e-mail to her and she answered back on Wednesday! Two days before the start of the Olympics and she takes the time to write to a 3rd grader that she's never met before. :happydance

We'll be rooting for her!

http://www.sarahconrad.com/02_biography.html

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:54 am 
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Check out the schedule of events. :popcorn
http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-schedule-results/

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:53 pm 
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I enjoyed the opening ceremonies but they should have had some of the music more upbeat. I read others hated the anthem, I liked it but maybe not for the opening ceremonies. In my opinion they should have sung it the good old way and had the entire stadium sing along. I do think they could have focused more on the multiculturalism of Canada. That is what makes our country so great, we the most beautifully culturally diverse country in the world and I think that was lost in the showcase. Having lived for 35 years in the Vancouvers LMD I really loved the ballet under the douglas firs and the killer whales. Made me homesick.

What a happy/tragic beginning to the games. GO CANADA!

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:40 pm 
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BC2007 - so agree re multiculturalism.

Thought the opening ceremonies were largely wonderful - great music and stage theatrics, captured the grandeur of the land but ....

Our multicultural cities that work are such a huge part of what makes Canada "Canada" today.
That's what I'm probably most proud of. Wished they'd done a little less prairie and east coast and given a nod to multicultural cities

But that quibble aside, and despite the nailbiting torch lighting, thought it was an inspired ceremony.
And k.d. lang's Hallelujah, was simply breathtaking.

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:22 am 
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Just FYI for anyone attending the games with allergies. . . . we went to a hockey game at Thunderbird Arena at UBC yesterday, and had our doctors notes, medical bracelets and my email from the 2010 customer service people saying I was allowed to bring in food for my kids. When we went through the xray machines, I said my kids had serious food allergies and that's why we had food in our bags. They said no problem and didn't ask for proof. There were no actual nuts or peanuts being sold in the concession that I could see : )

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:49 pm 
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That's good.

In this household, we're a little pumped for Men's Hockey vs U.S. this aft.
:banana

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:13 pm 
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Don't forget to root for Steve Omischl later this week ... thanks to the profile of him in the magazine, he's our favourite Olympian right now! Take that, food allergies! (Although Montgomery is a close 2nd after his enthusiastic singing of the anthem at the medal ceremony last night...)


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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:05 am 
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Last night's Pairs Figure Skating (dance) was beautiful. Moir and Virtue were wonderful.

It was great to see the silver medalists so enthusiastic in congratulating them too.

I also enjoyed the pair from the UK -- I think it was them that skated to Linkin Park. I thought it was a great interpretation.

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:30 pm 
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I totally agree. Moir and Virtue were stunning, it was so delicate and amazing to watch. It was very touching to see the USA team and the Canadian team genuinely happy and excited for each other's wins.

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 Post subject: Re: Vancouver Olympics
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:11 pm 
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I heart Clara Hughes. She's a sweetie.

In preparation for the big game, my dh just informed me that Ovechin's nickname is: Oven Chicken.

I doubt he's chicken of anything but.....
Go Canada :thumbsup

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