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Olympic Spirit Project Postcards Are Here!

Olympic Spirit Project Postcard Pack

I’m so excited to announce that the Olympic Spirit Project postcards are now available in the online store! YAY!!!  Why Are Olympic Spirit Project Postcards Awesome? Cards Included in the Olympic Spirit Project Postcard Pack: The 5-pack of postcards is available for only $17.95 while they last. If you’re interested in purchasing individual cards or multiple copies of a single card, please contact ...

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The Molson Canadian Passport Fridge

Molson Passport Fridge

One of THE coolest things at the Sochi 2014 Olympics had to be the Molson Canadian Passport Fridge at Canada Olympic House. It’s like a vending machine, only instead of feeding it money, it only opens by scanning a Canadian passport. The fridge was turned on each day of the Games during Victory Hour, between 5pm and 6pm. I was still ...

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What happens to Olympic cities after the Games have gone?

Olympic City Project deluxe edition book

The Olympic Spirit Project is all about the human spirit behind the Olympic Games in both the athletes and the fans. But what happens to Olympic cities after the Games have been and gone? One of the inspirations for my Olympic Spirit Project Kickstarter campaign was the Olympic City Project by New York photographers Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit. After seeing ...

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Epic Canadian Olympic Fans

Olympic Party Boy - Greg

The Olympic Park was all but deserted on the final day of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. There were only two events scheduled that day: Men’s Gold Medal Hockey and the Closing Ceremony. Only those with tickets to at least one of these events were permitted to enter the park. With Canada playing for GOLD there was a large Canadian ...

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Postcards From Russia, With Love!

All of the Postcards

As part of my Kickstarter rewards for the Olympic Spirit Project, I had promised to send postcards to my project backers. So on my last couple of days in Russia, after I had somewhat recovered from the flu, and the Games were over I found a nice little patio on the boardwalk along the Black Sea in Adler, ordered a ...

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Team Canada & Bronze Medal Hockey

Canadian Men's Olympic Hockey Team 2014

When I bought my Olympics tickets in february 2013, I had bought two tickets to the Men’s Bronze Medal Game, since gold tickets were not available at the time. So now, after the game from the previous night, I was stuck with two tickets for a game that Canada would not be playing in. I had posted my tickets to ...

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Sochi Day 8 – Speed Skating Day!

Team Canada - Team Pursuit Speed Skating Sochi 2014

It was team pursuit speed skating day! I went to the Olympic Park early and met up with some other Canadians to grab a couple of drinks (ok, ok, beers…) in the sun before our day’s events. As we sat on our bench, people watching, probably one out of every three Russians walking by either wanted a photo with us ...

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CIBC’s Welcome Home to Paralympic Athlete Braydon Luscombe

Mariska Richters and Braydon Luscombe

This morning I was invited to attend CIBC’s Welcome Home event for local Paralympian, Braydon Luscombe at the bank’s Duncan branch. Braydon, a 21-year-old para-alpine skier, began para-skiing at age six at the Mount Washington Alpine Resort in BC, as way to help him overcome his impairment. He had his right leg amputated after contracting necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) as a child and ...

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My Face Was On the MegaFon Pavilion!

Sochi 2014 - MegaFon Pinart Jumbotron

One of the coolest sponsor displays at Sochi 2014 had to be MegaFon Faces on the jumbotron in the Olympic park. The MegaFon jumbotron wasn’t just ANY jumbotron though… Remember those Pinart things where you put your hand in to depress the pins so it takes the shape of your hand (or whatever other body part or object you put in ...

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Holland Heineken House 2014

Holland Heineken House 2014

As a Dutch Canadian, the Holland Heineken House was a must see for me. Before coming to Russia I had been in contacted the Holland House press center and was granted a press pass, so I went to check it out! I knew that it was located in the Azimut Hotel, but it was a bit confusing to find and ...

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