Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’


Friday, March 19th, 2010

Hello everyone… I’m so happy that it is Friday today, that I thought I would make a Happy Friday post.

My weekend plans include cooking, reading (finishing up the Wheel of Time series), playing some video games on the Xbox 360, and maybe even snowboarding depending on the conditions. Let’s hope for some new snow! I’m also hoping to do a photo walk, and may try and pop down to the Olympic cauldron before it goes out since I haven’t gotten a picture there yet.

What are your weekend plans?

In other news, everything Olympic is going to come to a close in Vancouver this weekend as the Paralympics Games come to a close as well. In honour of this, I thought I’d post my favourite Olympic “image” yet.

Go Canada!

This joyful and fantastic piece of art was created by my good friend Alissa Staples. She is a children’s book illustrator here in Vancouver and you can check out her website and Twitter! It makes me happy about everything Olympics and Paralympics… and I’m so thankful that these wonderful events were hosted in our hometown. Thanks Alissa for letting me use your image!

Lastly, I wanted to let you know about a couple upcoming things I’ll be doing over the next few months…

View over the ridge of Kicking Horse, Golden Backcountry

The next couple weeks: Expect to see a video from our experiences in Golden and Kicking Horse with lots of snowboarding footage. And I’ll also be putting together a snowboarding video of our time at Apex with the outdoor hockey tournament.

End of March: Look out for some spring photo posts and maybe even some spring fashion…

April 2-5: Allan and I will be going CATBOARDING! So excited. We’ll be going to Mustang Powder which is in the Monashees near Revelstoke. Catboarding is basically snowboarding but with a group that uses a snowcat to get up the mountain. This is usually done in remote areas and you end up riding powder all day! I’ve never been catboarding before and this is as good or next to as good as heli-skiing/boarding. Wish me luck! I’ll definitely be doing my squats every day until then…

May 21-24: Allan and I celebrate our 3rd year (dating) together! Our anniversary plans include going to Tofino, getting in some early season surfing and maybe a special dinner out.

Summer 2010: We’ve got all our campsites booked from May through to October and we’ll be going surfing in Tofino just about every other weekend in the summer. Look out for lots of surfing photos and videos!

Allie Surfing

What are your plans for the spring and summer?


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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