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Canada Wins Hockey Gold, Olympians Win Our Hearts

February 23rd, 2014 @ 6:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In Canada, little else can wake a nation from its cozy winter slumber — coast, to coast, to coast — like hockey. At 3:45am Pacific Time sleepy selfies were popping up online as young and old put on their toques, turned on the TV, and cheered for Canada. Social media connected us all and hockey […]

On the Ground at the London 2012 Olympics

August 1st, 2012 @ 8:09am by Guest Author

We’re fortunate to have extensive coverage of the London 2012 Olympics here in Canada as the official media partners feed our insatiable appetite for athletic news and highlights. According to a Bell Media release issued this morning, the Olympic audience here has grown 74% over Beijing and the CTV websites (English and French) and apps […]

Vancouver History: Percy Williams

July 31st, 2012 @ 11:17am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It has been 84 years since Percy Williams of East Vancouver won two gold medals in track and field at the Amsterdam Olympics — a feat that has never been repeated by a Canadian. 1928 – Archives item# CVA 99-3631 & CVA 99-3638. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. As part of the King Edward High School track […]

BC Athletes Going to London 2012 Olympics

July 26th, 2012 @ 11:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics is tomorrow as the Games of the 30th Olympiad get underway. With Canada’s fantastic showing at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, including our first gold medal on home soil, hopes are high for the summer crowd. If you would like to cheer with hometown pride, the following […]

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Anniversary Events

January 13th, 2011 @ 4:12pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday CTV was looking for news and events surrounding any kind of Vancouver 2010 anniversary events. Turns out, there’s plenty going on around town and so far 10,000 people have signed up on Facebook for a simple gathering on Granville — anywhere on Granville between Drake and Georgia.  Photo credit: Mananetwork on Flickr Cauldron The […]

Olympic Cauldron Re-Lit for Jack Poole Plaza Dedication

October 18th, 2010 @ 8:43am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On October 22nd the Olympic Cauldron will be lit during the dedication of Jack Poole Plaza. While the flames have been ignited since the Games for Canada Day and a few other occasions, this celebration will commemorate the memory of Jack Poole, architect of Vancouver 2010, as the plaza has finally been completed. The ceremony […]

With Glowing Hearts Unfestival Today

October 4th, 2010 @ 12:52pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

During the Vancouver 2010 Games, everyone became a reporter in their own way. Photos, videos, podcasts, tweets, and Facebook updates allowed anyone in town to share what they were experiencing with the rest of the world. While all of the high-fives were happening and the streets flowed with flags and colours of all nations, Andrew […]

Olympic Gear Sale for a Cause

August 5th, 2010 @ 9:05am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Next week a local non-profit is selling off leftover Vancouver 2010 gear along with lost & found items in one giant Olympics blowout sale. Photo credit: rocketcandy on Flickr VANOC is offering up office supplies and furniture from the athletes’ village while lost & found items include anything from red mittens to cell phones, umbrellas, […]