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Archive of posts tagged "van2010"

Street Hockey on Granville for the Olympic Anniversary

February 3rd, 2011 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There will be street hockey on Granville this month as the road is closed to traffic and thousands celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Street hockey games popped up on Smithe, Howe, Granville, in Yaletown and across the region as so many participated in cheering on our Canadian athletes by […]

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 […]

Canadian Paralympic Committee Names Elisabeth Walker-Young Assistant Chef de Mission for London 2012

December 2nd, 2010 @ 2:15pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning the Canadian Paralympic Committee named four-time Paralympian Elisabeth Walker-Young as Canada’s Assistant Chef de Mission for the London 2012 Paralympic Summer Games. After captivating our attention in Vancouver last February, the Paralympics have been growing in popularity thanks to the outstanding performances by our athletes. I had the chance to chat with Elisabeth […]

Bucky Gunts Wins Emmy for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony

August 29th, 2010 @ 7:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Bucky Gunts collected an Emmy Award this evening for his direction of the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games for NBC. The biggest event this town’s ever seen took place just six month ago and for many it’s a very fond memory that will live with them forever. To celebrate, you can […]

Olympic Banners on Sale Now

August 27th, 2010 @ 10:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The banners that lined the streets and bridges of Vancouver during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games are now up for sale. Photo credit: Michael Francis McCarthy A few months ago there was an application process for local non-profits to register so that they could benefit from the sale of these items. You can now […]

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, […]

Olympic Cauldron Re-Lit for Canada Day

June 9th, 2010 @ 2:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic cauldron will be re-lit for Canada Day 2010 once a few renovations are complete. The site is surrounded by a fence and the distinctive 2010 blue-and-green hoarding that once surrounded all Olympic venues. The redesign will include a reflecting pool with a map of Canada showing the torch relay route under […]

2010 Winter Games Commemorative Book

June 9th, 2010 @ 10:19am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I received a copy of the official 2010 Winter Games commemorative book, which probably has one of the longest titles I’ve seen: With Glowing Hearts: The Official Commemorative Book of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games/Des plus brillants exploits: Le livre commémoratif officiel des XXIes Jeux olympiques d hiver […]