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CLUB BUD PRIVATE NHL PARTY

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

We hit up another night at the invite-only Club Bud NHL party at the Commodore Ballroom. I had an absolute blast tonight… there were tons of celebrities on the red carpet and partying inside Club Bud tonight, and it was nice to hang out with a couple of new and old friends.

Me, Amy, John and Rebecca

Here’s myself, Amy, Chris Walts, and Rebecca Bollwit inside Club Bud.

Inside the NHL Club Bud Party

NHL banners inside Club Bud.

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The Stanley Cup, the holy grail of hockey also partied inside Club Bud ;)

Chris Walts and Friend Mike Rebecca (Miss 604) and John

Here’s a photo I took of Chris Walts (the other Club Bud Party Crasher winner) and his friend Mike before the craziness started. Also check out the cute couple Rebecca and John Bollwit who were there to take photos/report on the red carpet as well!

Michael Buble and Lainey Liu (Lainey Gossip)

Lainey Gossip (Lainey Liu) showed up on the red carpet with none other than Michael Bublé! She also showed up with Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling from Glee who all went out to dinner together. I’d say that Lainey rolls with a pretty awesome entourage! ;)

Michael Buble and me

I managed to grab a photo with him and make a stupid face :)

Mark Salling (Glee) and Lainey Gossip

Here’s Lainey and Mark Salling (Puck) from Glee.

Matthew Morrison (Glee)

Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester from Glee) was also there. I managed to get a photo with every celebrity tonight but in the interest of not showing my ugly mug beside their famous faces I cropped myself out of most of the photos, haha.

Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

Here’s the very sexy Jon Hamm from Mad Men.

Hayden Christensen Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen (Star Wars) was also there.

Louie Vito (Snowboarder) Louie Vito (Snowboarder)

Louie Vito (snowboarder) showed up! He is awesome and super fun.

Kristi Yamaguchi Kristi Yamaguchi Patrick Chan Tara Lipinski (Gold Medallist)

There were a lot of figure skaters here tonight, including Patrick Chan, Tara Lipinski, and Kristi Yamaguchi.

Logan Huffman (V)

Logan Huffman, from the TV series ‘V’ was also in attendance with real-life and on-screen friend Jesse Wheeler (plays Brandon in ‘V’) was there. I am a HUGE fan of ‘V’ (and sci-fi in general… the world needs more sci-fi shows) and I could not have been more excited to see them there. I ended up fangirling quite a bit with them, and Amy and I ended up talking to them most of the night. They were fun to hang out with!

Stana Katic (Castle) Stana Katic (Castle)

I was also excited to see Stana Katic there from the TV show ‘Castle’… she’s a great actress and it’s my favourite Monday night show. She was super nice.

Warren Christie (Actor) CTV News Reporter and Canadian Comedian Geoff Stults and Warren Christie (Actors) Cammi Granato (US Women's Hockey)

Also in attendance were Cammi Granato (US women’s hockey captain), Geoff Stults (October Road, Wedding Crashers), Warren Christie (October Road), and tons of TV station reporters.

Ice Sculptures

The hockey ice sculptures inside were rad.

Kevin Bieksa (Vancouver Canucks)

Kevin Bieksa (Vancouver Canucks) was also inside and Amy and I managed to snap a photo with him.

Stana Katic dancing inside Club Bud

Stana Katic (Castle) dancing on the dance floor.

Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling (Glee) dancing it up in Club Bud

The Glee cast (Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling) dancing with people inside Club Bud.

Louie Vito watching the dancers

Louie Vito watching the dancers.

Amy with Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling (Glee) Me, Chris Walts, Sunny (Karyo-Edelman)

It was a great night! I took a photo of Amy with the Glee cast as well, and here’s Chris Walts, Sunny (organizer of Club Bud from Karyo-Edelman) and myself… I’m making a pout/duck face because I am super tired after two nights of partying!

Phew! Well, big Canada-USA hockey game tomorrow. Can’t believe it’s only Day9/10 of the Olympics now. Is there really another week to go? Crazy!

LET THE GAMES BEGIN: AN OLYMPIC WEEKEND

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Video for my draw for Curling Tickets on Vimeo

Yes! I have finally drawn a winner for the 2010 Olympics Men’s Curling tickets contest for the Canada-USA game on February 22nd. We had 180 contest entries but only 171 were eligible. Watch the video to find out who won! Please note that the winner must contact me by e-mail (allie@vancityallie.com) by the midnight this Friday, February 19th or I will have to draw someone else.

Michael Buble

This past week, my friend Amy took my camera up to Grouse Mountain where she got the chance to meet and see Michael Bublé and Matt Lauer on the Today Show. They are up there throughout the Olympics and they have quite the set up.

Amy, friend and Matt Lauer on the Today Show

Here is Amy and her friend with Matt Lauer.

Michael Buble on the Today Show Michael Buble on the Today Show Michael Buble on Grouse Mountain The Today Show Setup on Grouse Mountain

She took a number of pictures while there. Check them out.

The Torch heading into False Creek on a boat

Also, it was the torch relay in Vancouver all last week. I finally made it out on Friday to see the torch in person (after a failed attempt to see Trevor Linden carrying the torch… I missed him by one minute). I teared up several times. I was so proud to have the Olympics in Vancouver and seeing the torch passed from person to person throughout False Creek and Yaletown is an incredible experience.

Passing the Torch Tons of people in downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver was CRAZY this past weekend with the streets completed filled with people partying, dancing, and singing O Canada.

Just one minute till the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Start!

Allan, Amy and I also got a chance to watch the Omega clock countdown to the start of the Olympics before rushing back home to watch the Opening Ceremonies (fortunately PVR-ed so we didn’t miss anything). It was a real thrill to have everyone countdown to the start. Watching the Opening Ceremonies with my closest family, Allan and my friend was so emotional. I thought it was beautifully done and really spoke to who we are as Canadians. I also thought it was a very diverse ceremony. Well done!

House of Switzerland on Granville Island

After a full day of watching the Games at our apartment with a group of friends, we somehow managed to wake up early to head to the House of Switzerland at Bridges on Granville Island.

Me and friends outside the Swiss House

I was asked to provide some coverage of a chocolate competition going on. When we got there, I picked up my media pass and we posed in front of the restaurant.

Posing beside the chocolate Inukshuk

We also got to see them making the chocolate inukshuk and posed in front of it.

Inside the dining room at the House of Switzerland Espresso from the Swiss Nespresso Machine Raclette Macaroni and Cheese Menu at the House of Switzerland

A note to visitors: Although we were there to check out the chocolate competition, please note that the House of Switzerland differs from other houses in that it is almost purely a restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) but they don’t have an exhibition area or anywhere where you can walk around. The food and coffee is great there, but I recommend only going there if you are wanting a dining/eating experience. We ordered the Swiss Nespresso expresso and the Raclette macaroni and cheese.

Miss604 at the Chocolate Competition

We headed upstairs to check out the chocolate competition. They had a number of judges and we were there especially to cheer on Miss604 (Rebecca) who was a JUDGE! Wow!

Keira, John, and Duane at the special Friends and Family Table

We also saw Keira, John and Duane there. They got to sit at a special Friends and Family table with lots of different tastings! It was great to see Rebecca and Keira again, and to meet John and Duane for the first time. It was particularly neat to see Duane as he helped me through a difficult time when I had a surfing injury last year.

Chocolate Mousse at the Chocolate Competition

We got to taste the three different chocolates made by the competitors. They were all very good (Pecan chocolate bar, chocolate mousse, and heart-shaped chocolate biscuit), but we also loved the one that won the best… the Pecan chocolate bar. John has a great photo of the three chocolate pieces here.

View from the Patio at the Atlantic House

Then we headed to the Atlantic House where we sat on the patio and sampled free seafood tastings for the afternoon. They were surprisingly good. We had a great view on the patio.

Atlantic/Maritime House Seafood tasters at the Atlantic House Smoked Salmon at the Atlantic House Free Mussels at the Atlantic House

The Maritime beers and drinks were really delicious, although the most highly recommended beer of the day by my friends was the Blueberry ale. So definitely try it out if you get a chance to go there :)

Maritime Beers at the Atlantic House

And that was it! A really great weekend so far and I just CANNOT believe it is only Day 4. How are we going to get through the rest of the Olympics? :) It was fantastic to see Canada FINALLY win gold on home soil. Congrats to Bilodeau, Jenn Heil, and also all of Canada’s other medalists! Coming up… a special announcement also coverage from the Canadian men’s and women’s hockey games!

What did you do this past weekend?

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