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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Sorry for the long delay in posts, folks! I know this one was a long time coming. This post covers the last few days of the Olympics. Although I was sick halfway through the Olympics, I decided to honour the rest of my commitments and go to all the events that I said I would. As a result, I continued to get even more and more sick. But hey, it was fun while it lasted, right? It’s a once in a lifetime experience and in retrospect, I can say I definitely enjoyed the Olympics to the fullest extent!

Lineup outside Club Bud

The last Thursday and Saturday nights of the Olympics were the Club Bud parties… the main Budweiser one and the Lululemon party. At the Lululemon party, it was so crazy that the VIP athlete/celebrity line was MAXED and lined up around the block, let alone the normal lineup! Crazy!

Mayor Gregor Robertson Torah Bright Mark Valley from Human Target Budweiser Girls

We got to see a number of athletes and celebrities including Mayor Gregor Robertson, Torah Bright, Mark Valley, and well… of course the sexy Budweiser girls.

Danish Curling Team

I was also super stoked to see Canadian medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Jessica Gregg, Marianne St. Gelais, and more. Also honourable mention to the Danish curling team… yes, the captain Madeleine Dupont is very famous for her appearance in a certain “calendar”. Take a look on Google.

Inside Club Bud's Lululemon Party

The inside of the Lululemon party was super cool… they had a number of dancers and acrobats suspended from the sky. I brought my best friends Kim and Anna to the party. Kim actually owns a yoga studio in Vancouver and a number of her students and friends were the dancers on the ceiling!

Me, Kim and Anna inside Lululemon's Club Bud

Here’s me, Kim and Anna having an awesome time.

At Gossip Nightclub for Calvin Harris

A huge number of my friends from business school in university flew into town to experience the Olympics. I can’t tell you how rad it was to see about 12 of my friends from school that I never get to see since they are all working in Toronto, New York, LA, etc. One of my best friends Erik was staying at our apartment, and so I inevitably got dragged along to party with him and the rest of our school friends. One of the nights we headed to Gossip nightclub to see Calvin Harris.

At Gossip Nightclub for Calvin Harris Belvedere

I’m not a huge DJ person, but the music was great and I also bumped into a couple of Allan’s friends there. Great atmosphere.

My friends got a VIP booth

My friends of course managed to get a VIP booth which I happily tagged along and enjoyed!


So great to see everyone!

On the Pedi Cab

Afterwards Erik and I took a Pedi Cab home… that was fun.

At their VIP booth at Barcelona Nightclub

On Saturday after the Lululemon party, Kim and Anna and I joined a couple more of my university friends at Barcelona Ultra Lounge where yes… they also had another VIP booth. Yeesh! These people know how to roll!

Robb, me, Erik

Here’s Robb, me and Erik. Thanks for having us guys! I was stone sober the entire night and it was pretty crazy to see them get kicked out multiple times, only somehow to get back to their booth. Note to self: Show up earlier.

Canadian Olympian Medallists honoured

The last day of the Olympics, Allan and I headed to the Hockey House to watch the Gold Medal game. We had tickets way in advance so thank goodness we weren’t paying the ridiculous amounts of money that people were paying to get tickets to that. We also managed to get there super early and so we got one of the 5 tables in the “non-VIP” area! Woohoo! We saw a number of Canadian athletes honoured for their medals…

Wide Mouth Mason Performing

… we saw Wide Mouth Mason perform…

The Odds Performing

… and the Odds, with so many guests!


We of course saw Canada win Gold, which was pretty much the greatest moment of my life. I bawled my eyes out for about 20 minutes straight. It was a proud moment. I will never forget it.

Roberto Luongo with Daughter and Gold Medal

And best of all, we got to see Roberto Luongo after winning the Gold Medal with his beautiful daughter!

Roberto Luongo with Daughter and Gold Medal

How cute is that little Luongo jersey?

Thanks for being so patient with me. I have lots more coming up to post over the next couple weeks including a couple of overdue snowboarding movies! We now resume our normal blogging… West coast, surfing, snowboarding, golf, Canucks, food, etc…. you know how it goes! :)


Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Canadian Men's Curling Team

On Monday we watched the Men’s Canada-USA Curling game at the Olympic Curling Centre.  It was an intense game.

Norway Curling Pants

Of course, no curling blog post would be complete without a photo of the famous Norway curling pants. They have two different variations… these red ones and also the white ones with blue/red checkers. Awesome.

Go Canada!

We had a blast. I honestly think that it’s almost more fun to watching curling live than hockey. *gasp* Yep, I said it.

Canadian Men's Curling Team

It was great watching Kevin Martin and his team beat the US, especially after losing the hockey game the previous night to the US team.

Molson Hockey House

Afterwards we headed over to the Hockey House where we spent the entire day with a group of 9 friends.

Our group with the hosts

We managed to take tons of group photos, including this one with the hosts of the Hockey House. Awesome white suits. P.S. Check out my awesome 2010 commemorative hockey stick (I got it signed by a ton of people!)…

Cam Neely

Cam Neely was also there… what a legend!

A band performing In front of the sign

We spent most of the afternoon watching the on-stage entertainment and wandering around the pavilion taking photos of everything.

Played lots of bubble hockey

Oh, and lots of bubble hockey was played.

The group with clappers We took a group photo...

We made sure to get clappers, and took this group photo…

... and made it into 9 pins!

… which we loved so much that we got them made into 9 souvenir pins! Haha.

Me and the Molson babes

I loved getting a photo with the sexy Hockey House babes.


It was so much fun to watch the women’s Canada-Finland semifinal there… we won handily, but every goal was a huge celebration.

The Triple Gold Club Presentation

And the main event… we got to watch the Triple Gold Club celebration on stage. The Triple Gold Club presentation is for the 22 players who have achieved the three most important accomplishments in hockey… winning the Stanley Cup, winning Olympic gold, and winning the IIHF world championships. As you can imagine, this is an extremely prestigious award and very, very few players ever win this.

Vladislav Tretiak, Rene Fasel, Gary Bettman

I love this photo of Vladislav Tretiak, Rene Fasel, and Gary Bettman. It’s kind of ominous… but cool. They did the presentation to all the players.

Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg was there..

Alexander Mogilny

… and Alexander Mogilny…

Joe Sakic

And Joe Sakic!

Joe Sakic Joe Sakic

Sakic is one of my faves. My old bedroom at home still has his posters plastered all over the place.

Rob Blake

Rob Blake too..

Brendan Shanahan, Joe Sakic, Rob Blake

Here’s Brendan Shanahan, Joe Sakic, and Rob Blake on stage.

Allan inside the hockey mask Me inside the hockey mask

Allan and I posed inside of the hockey mask…

Five Alarm Funk blew off the roof

At the end of the night, the band Five Alarm Funk took the stage and they seriously blew the roof off the place. They were a lot of run.

Our group with Five Alarm Funk Our group with Five Alarm Funk

We made sure to take lots of photos with them when they came off the stage and partied with us.

DJ Skratch Bastid

DJ Skratch Bastid closed off the night and he was really good. He was great at reading the crowd and reacting accordingly.

Our group from the stage

The view of our group from the stage.

Our group from the stage

Yeah, we had a ridiculously good time.

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