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Vancouver 2010 Pavilions & Hospitality Houses

January 25th, 2010 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Olympics are a time for the host nation and city to shine brightly but they are also about bringing the world together. Vancouver will be a temporary home for athletes and visitors from dozens of countries during the 2010 Olympics and there are many who have rented spaces around town to showcase their culture, […]

Paint the Town Red for Vancouver 2010

January 20th, 2010 @ 12:02pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Across the nation communities have been asked to Paint the Town Red in an effort to cheer on our Canadian athletes at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. More than 200 athletes will be representing Canada and from Newfoundland to Nanoose Bay, everyone is being asked to go Red. This includes leaving up your […]

IOC – International Olympic Committee Headquarters

January 20th, 2010 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

During November’s trip to Switzerland our group stopped in at the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne. Perched at the top of a small grassy hill, the IOC looks out over Lake Geneva and the public park, Parc Bourget. The IOC is made up of a few buildings pasted together over the […]

Vancouver 2010 Mascots About Town

January 19th, 2010 @ 4:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ever since Quatchi, Miga, Sumi and Mukmuk made their way on the scene as mascots of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, they’ve really been making the rounds. The mascots make appearances at events, festivals, and I even spotted Quatchi in the West End hitching a ride in the back of a pickup truck last month. […]

Club Bud Vancouver 2010

January 19th, 2010 @ 11:41am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Club Bud, the notorious Olympic party destination is coming to Vancouver for the 2010 Games, setting up shop for five crazy nights in February. Torino introduced the world to Club Bud in 2006 with a six-story pyramid-shaped nightclub. Club Bud kept the party going in Beijing with 360° video screens, an electrifying dance floor and […]

Sled Head Toque Campaign

January 19th, 2010 @ 7:48am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning the Sled Head campaign kicked off at the newly renovated London Drugs on Georgia & Granville. From @LondonDrugs on Twitter Red toques sporting the “I’m a Sled Head” logo will be sold in support of Canada’s Olympic & World Champion Bobsledder, Pierre Lueders. Having been to the birthplace of Bobsleigh this initiative is […]

Jennifer Heil – Cheer for Jenn Gift Pack

January 18th, 2010 @ 8:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Freestyle skier Jennifer Heil is a four-time World Champion, Gold Medal winner, and a representative of Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. With more than 40 career World Cup medals under her belt she’s carrying the hopes of our nation with her down that moguls run this February. Jennifer Heil – © Olympic.ca Born […]

Olympic Line Free Public Streetcar

January 15th, 2010 @ 3:03pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

People will have a new way to get around during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics with the Olympic Line streetcar. This Bombardier Flexity light-rail electric streetcar (on loan from Brussels) will be in operation January 21st until March 21st, 2010. Running from just outside the Olympic Village Canada Line station (on the False Creek side of […]