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Vancouver 2010 Red Mittens Around Town

February 23rd, 2010 @ 11:41am (PT) 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 pride). Even Oprah herself got a pair (and a pair for her audience members) as these mittens have been the fashion cover story of the Games. Around Vancouver, the mittens are making appearances in some unlikely places.


Robert Burns – Photo credit: Kanpeki Yume on Flickr

Lord Stanley – GusF & Inukshuk – Jonathan Caves

Harry Jerome in Stanley Park – Photo credit: lbp09 on Flickr

Should you have photos that I may post of the “Girl in Wetsuit” or any other statues sporting the mittens, please add them to the Miss604 Flickr Group.

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  • 7 comments

    1. @lakerin250 says:

      What a great idea the mittens were. Bargain priced too. Whoever thought that one up here is your pat on the back!

    2. carolbrowne says:

      Awesome. I’d only heard about the ones on the Inukshuk. I’ll keep my eyes open for others.

    3. Anne says:

      SO cute ~ love to see the fun spirit in our beautiful city!

    4. Darren says:

      I think there’s an idea for a kind of absurdist site in “RedMittensLostandFound.com”.

    5. Mom604 says:

      Becky, I still have your one lost mitten at my house. I hope you were able to get another pair. (I’m keeping this one lonely mitt)

    6. Jessica says:

      The lions on the Lions Gate Bridge have them on their paws (south end of the bridge, anyways!). I loved it but couldn’t get a pic as I just saw them last minute. :)

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