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Premier Campbell on the Olympic Zipline

Yesterday I was able to catch Premier Gordon Campbell and Olympian Charmaine Crooks fly down the temporary Olympic Zipline at Robson Square. It took him some time to actually step off the platform and take the plunge, but eventually he did and here are some photos of the event. In ...

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House of Switzerland - Vancouver 2010

House of Switzerland Opening Celebration

The House of Switzerland opened its doors to the public for the first time, in both Vancouver and Whistler on February 5th. I was privileged to be invited to the opening celebration. The Swiss House is situated at Bridges Restaurant on Granville Island. The lineup to get a first look ...

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Code Live Opening Celebration

On February 4th, I was lucky to be invited to the Code Live Opening Celebration. Code Live is part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad and is a showcase for insteractove arts, cutting edge music and culture. It runs from February 4th to 21st. There are two main locations for this ...

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Canada Olympic House

The Canada Olympic House has two locations, one downtown Vancouver and one in Whistler Village. Vancouver Canada Olympic House The sixth floor of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Bay Vancouver flagship store on Granville and West Georgia Street will serve Canada’s Olympic House during the 2010 Games. The House will provide ...

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Lunar Fest on Granville Street

As part of Cultural Olympiad programming, LunarFest is Canada’s premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture. It endeavors to reach new Canadians and those who have been here for many generations to share in the diversity of Canada. It also encourages and fosters the collaboration of Canadian ...

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Attention Curling Fans!!!

For all you Curling fans out there, you will have the unique opportunity to attend a special appearrance by curling superstars, Team Bernard & Team Martin at The Olympic Superstore, The Bay Downtown Vancouver! On Thursday, January 28th, the first 200 curling fans to purchase a Signature Series item at ...

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Arch-Bishop to Bless the Grand Opening of Irish House 2010

The Reverend J. Michael Miller (CSB) rings in the Olympic Eve with a blessing of Irish House February 11, 2010 at 4:30PM, marking the official Grand Opening of Irish House. His Grace will anoint each room with holy water and prayers to the melodious sounds of bagpipes provided by BC ...

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Austria’s Passive House

The Austria House is a uniquie structure not only to Whistler, but to all of Canada. The Austrians have built what is called a Passive House to house their delagates and media crews during the 2010 Winter Games. It it the first house of its kind in Whistler and the ...

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Russian Tall Ship in Vancouver for Games

Vancouver is in for a rare treat when the Russian tall ship, the Krusenstern, is expected to arrive in the city, carrying the flag and delegates of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games organizing committee. The ship is expected to arrive at Vancouver’s Burrard Drydock on February 10th. The ship will ...

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Preparing the City for the World

Vancity is buzzing with activities in preparation and anticipation for the coming Winter Games. In 22 days, Vancouver will host the world with Glowing hearts! Flags and banners are starting to appear in all corners of the city. VANOC venue access tents (aka security check points) are being erected, these ...

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