The Olympic flame certainly gave VANOC some headache. A mechanical malfunction resulted in a three-legged structure during Opening ceremony. VANOC never foresee the cauldron's popularity with the public thus the bonehead decision of erecting a chain link fence around it.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The aboriginals were very visible during the two weeks. In addition to the Aboriginal House, they took over the VCC downtown campus to stage this business showcase. They were in the main lobby of the Pan Pacific Hotel also.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The lineup at the Aboriginal House is another long one. Its doors aren't opened till 11:00 but the line started to form at about the same time as those with a 10:00 opening. It has a gift shop attached to it. The gift shop opens an hour earlier. Commercial trumps cultural?
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
This is the earliest that I've seemed cherry blossoms in the city yet. Sure takes the winter out of the Winter Olympics. If they can truck snow in for the events, should we expect to see it takes place in a topical nation?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Went and watched Curling, the other ice sport that Canadians excel in. The venue is much smaller than GM Place where they play ice hockey. Our tickets were for the men's only draw on that day. Needless to say Canada won. It wasn't easy but certainly not as difficult as the game against the British.