Saturday, February 27, 2010

Women's Wednesday and Triumphant Thursday

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It was an amazing women's Wednesday at the Olympic games for Canada. Many of our strong female athletes took to the podium and made their country proud! We celebrated along with the rest of Canada, and were behind our athletes 100%.

The next day Joannie Rochette proved to be a champion with or without her Bronze medal, and it was one of the most touching moments throughout the 17 days. We then headed out to Livecity Yaletown to see Johnny Reid and meet up with some friends. We all headed to Earl's to catch up and it just so happened that the Swiss hockey team was there. And Kel got a photo with them! I was in the bathroom!! Damn! lol. If anyone meets Roman Wick from Switzerland please give him my number. haha


Every night at Livecity Yaletown there was a Laser Waterworks Show. It was pretty incredible and at times emotional. These Olympics were amazing and pulled at our heart-strings many times over. Enjoy!

Dear Hockey Gods...

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In the words of the Russians in past competitions, "God was with them..."
Let us pray!


Our Father,

Who art in GM place,

HOCKEY be thy name.

Thy will be done,

GOLD will be won,

On ice as well as in the stands.


Give us this day our hockey sticks

And forgive us our penalties,

As we forgive those who cross-check against us.

Lead us not into elimination but deliver us to Victory,

In the name of the fans of hockey, in the name of CANADA,


AMEN!!!


WE BELIEVE!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Who Says Women Can't Play Hockey? Not us!

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What started out as a lazy afternoon became one of the most random fun nights in Vancouver yet! I got a text from my friend Marc wondering if Kel and I wanted to go to the women's hockey semi-finals. CAN vs FIN. Um, ya! So we left as fast as we could considering our commute is about 1 1/2 hours to downtown. lol. Needless to say we missed most of the first period...but it was all worth it. Got some tickets off some scalpers, who Marc was scoping for about 20 minutes while waiting for us, and then headed in.

Turns out our seats were actually a suite! Pretty sweet! And it just got better from there. Met LOTS of people from Ontario, almost everyone in our suite and even the neighbours beside us. Of course, Canada won and our hometown girl Megan Agosta got a goal! We got everyone's attention when that happened because we were screaming so loud. We even made a sign, supporting in full force!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

VICTORY!!

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Livecity Yaletown: Free
Coca-cola House: Free
Victory Ceremony: $26
Russia House: Free
Seeing Canadian Jon Montgomery receive Gold: PRICELESS

Some of the most amazing days on our Olympic journey yet. Obviously we took in Jon Montgomery's victory ceremony. And afterwards watched British band Stereophonics. Earlier in the day we checked out the Russian house, which got us excited about the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. May plan to go to those ones too,...who knows? lol


Granville Island and Yaletown are always bumpin so it was only fitting that we check it out and see what all the fuss is about. It didn't disappoint. Lots of things to do and always something to keep you busy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Don't walk away...Sam!!

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Took in some great Canadian music while out here in Vancouver for the big games. Sam Roberts was playing in Surrey and we couldn't pass up the chance to see him. He was absolutely amazing. And even better LIVE, than we were hoping!!



Here's some of the random things going on in Downtown Vancouver at night during the Olympics. Some things we didn't catch...ball hockey in the street, multiple outbursts of 'Oh Canada' and of course the thousands of people draping the maple leaf down their backs. Such pride here in Vancity!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It Was an Eventful Day 6 at the Olympics

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Wednesday was Day 6. The day we went to the hockey game. We took in as much as we could! Absolutely loving everything!





Taking to the Ice

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alright...Here Comes the Action!

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3 days before the games begin, the torch runs through White Rock and a beauty of a sunny afternoon got us out in the town.


We made our way out to a celebration site to check out the Opening Ceremonies...


We embraced the rain and the wind and had a wicked time!


And the sun came out tomorrow! Another day downtown soaking in the spirit!


Next post...what we did on our ''days off''!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kickin' Off the Games!

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So we made it out to Vancouver!!! We took in some Torch Relay in White Rock on Tuesday morning, but we were really ready for the Opening Ceremonies.

Our intention for documenting the games is to do our best to get a post a day up of a synopsis of our day and then create some more picture/video related material that actually shows what we've been doing.

Today...Day 1... Enjoy. Must get sleep to have more fun tomorrow! xo