Sunday, January 31, 2010
Here's the map for Feb 12th.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
My brother just texted me to say that he drove past 4 members of Team Sweden jogging along the road in Penticton. Anyone know what sport is training there?
Starting to see lots of Olympic vehicles & volunteers in Vancouver. So exciting!!!!
Olympic Countdown: 13 days!!!!
Friday, January 29, 2010
There's nothing like watching the highlights of the day during the Olympic Games. The emotions, the victories, the defeats, the celebrations-all the incredible moments of the greatest event on earth captured and replayed in a powerful visual montage.
With CTV's broadcast of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, that experience is now even better. Each day, a highlight reel is produced showcasing the most memorable moments from the past 24 hours of the Olympic Games. What makes our highlight reels uniquely special is that the highlight clips will be set to the music of great Canadian artists!
Even better, you're able to watch all the highlight clips again at CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca and download the music from the featured artist of each highlight reel."
The soundtrack is available on iTunes. It features Theory Of A Deadman, Simple Plan, Faber Drive, Nickelback, Bryan Adams, Billy Talent and many more great Canadian acts.
Anyone who knows me knows that I make themed CDs for everything. Parties, vacations, years, birthdays, colours, numbers -- seriously everything. So I wasn't going to let the Olympics go by without making a CD to commemorate it. Here it is -- you can buy most of the songs via iTunes (see link at the bottom) but it's missing a few. Who knew that Billy Idol's "White Wedding" was unavailable on iTunes?!
Believe (Red + White) = Gold
1. Believe - The Bravery
2. 99 Red Balloons - Nena
3. White Knuckles - OK Go
4. Goldeneye - Tina Turner
5. Believe - Suzie McNeil
6. Little Bit Of Red - Serena Ryder
7. White Flag - David Usher
8. Gold Lion - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
9. Believe - Cher
10. Thin Red Line - Glass Tiger
11. Where The White Boys Dance - The Killers
12. The Man With The Golden Gun - Lulu
13. Believe - The All American Rejects
14. Little Red Corvette - Prince
15. White Wedding - Billy Idol
16. Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
17. Vancouver City - Innerlife Project ft Linda Ganzini
Buy the songs from my Olympic iMix here.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tickets start at $30. I believe most events are from 9pm - 2am. Here's the list of what's happening. And this is where you can buy your tickets.
Thurs, Feb 11 - Chivas Presents The Chivas Lounge Pre Games Party
Fri, Feb 12 - Corona & Mexico Present The Corona Opening Party
Sat, Feb 13 - Beefeater 24 Presents London Calling & The Victory Party For Womens Moguls Freestyle Skiing
Sun, Feb 14 - Moet & Chandon, Hennessy Present Rockstars, Celebrities, Atheletes Victory Party (Mens Moguls Freestyle Skiing)
Mon, Feb 15 - Dom Perignon Presents Apres Ski: Mens Downhill Alpine Skiing Victory Party
Tues, Feb 16 - VitaminWater Presents Womens Snowboard Cross Victory Party
Wed, Feb 17 - JetSetCrew Presents Mens Snowboard Halfpipe Victory Party
Thurs, Feb 18 - Ice Tropez Presents ICE: Victory Party For Mens Hockey; Canada vs Switzerland
Fri, Feb 19 - The Canadian Luge Association Presents Victory Party For Mens & Womens Luge
Sat, Feb 20 - Heineken Presents Victory Party For Mens 1500m Speed Skating
Sun, Feb 21 - Canada Ski Cross Presents Victory Party For Mens Ski Cross
Mon, Feb 22 - Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Presents Victory Party For Mens & Womens Skeleton
Tues, Feb 23 - Canada Ski Cross Presents Victory Party For Womens Ski Cross
Wed, Feb 24 - Lesley Stowe's Raincoast Crisps & Le Vieux Pin Present Victory Party For Mens Ski Jumping
Thurs, Feb 25 - Ferrari Maserati Of Vancouver, Stile Wines & Parmigiano-Reggiano Present Team Italia: Italian Luxury Night
Fri, Feb 26 - Belvedere Vodka, Biathlon Canada Present Victory Party For Mens & Womens Biathlon
Sat, Feb 27 - Mercedes-Benz & Veuve Clicquot Present Victory Party For Mens Slalom Alpine Skiing
Sun, Feb 28 - JetSetCrew Presents Victory Party For Mens Gold Hockey Game
Whew! That's alot of parties!
Canvas Lounge is located at 99 Powell Street.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
ps - this is my first time trying to put the video directly into my post. We'll see if it works. *fingers crossed*
pps - okay, well the video is there (yay!) but it seems to have cut the right side off a little bit. Oh well, at least you get the idea.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
"On February 5th in Vancouver (and February 6th in Whistler) from 4:30- 6:30 PM the House of Switzerland Canada 2010 will be inviting the public to experience the features and learn about the events that will take place at the Official Hospitality House." I really wanted to go to this and was about to try and get out of working but it turns out I'm training someone and won't be able to trade my shift. BOO! I love opening night events! Oh well, it'll still be fun whenever we go.
Photo credit: House Of Switzerland's Facebook
Here's some more info on what to expect:
"The House of Switzerland Canada 2010 is a meeting point and social hub for the Swiss Olympic team, Official Hospitality House sponsors, partners and the public. With daily programming, the House of Switzerland is not to be missed.
From February 5 – 28th 2010 at the House of Switzerland Canada 2010 in Vancouver and Whistler there will be on-going events, activities and contests, including:
• A Grand Opening event for media, VIP’s and the public on Friday, Feb 5th in Vancouver & Saturday, Feb 6th in Whistler (4:30 – 6:30 PM)
• Medal ceremonies and celebrations for Swiss Athletes
• Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate giveaways, demonstrations and contests
• ‘Swiss Days’ celebration of traditional Swiss culture
• Daily give-aways from Zimtstern – Switzerland’s most technologically advanced and stylish snowboard and streetwear clothing company
• Swiss Chef’s, who have added Swiss specialty dishes to the local menus
• Live broadcasts of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games
• Complimentary Pure Swiss bottled water for each guest
• Children’s Entertainment by the famous Globi – the “Mickey Mouse” of Switzerland
• Personalized Nespresso coffee, served by World Barista Champion Sammy Piccolo
• Ricola give-away day
• Free samples from Cheeses of Switzerland
• ‘Swiss Biscuit Day’ with free samples from Swiss biscuit maker HUG
• Live music with musicians from St. Moritz – daily ten-minute sets
• Switzerland’s Official Broadcast studio set-up in Bridges Restaurant
• VIP treatment for media, including complimentary laptops and wireless internet
• A Digital Host providing an instant line of contact through twitter and facebook – watch for twitter contests and “tweet-ups”
• A VALENTINE’S DAY SURPRISE – yet to be revealed
• SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, February 14th in Vancouver and Whistler
• A chance to win a trip for two to St. Moritz Switzerland in Whistler and Vancouver – valued at $10,000 including 5-star accommodation at luxurious Hotel Kempinski or Hotel Badrutt’s Palace
• And much more!"
Okay, I am totally there for Swiss Biscuit Day! I'll let you know as soon as I find out the date.
Friday, February 19; Burton Party
Saturday, February 20; NHL Party
Thursday, February 25; Budweiser Party
Friday, February 26; Under Armour Party
Saturday, February 27; lululemon athletica Party
Enter to win to 2 seats to the Closing Ceremonies.
Win a Mountain in BC's Great Mountain Giveaway
"Here is a chance for you to win your very own mountain (for five days) and make yourself popular with 19 of your closest friends. Enter Tourism BC’s Great Mountain Giveaway and your group of 20 family and friends could be heading out for the ultimate five-day, four-night VIP skiing experience at one of BC's top mountain resorts. Not only can you win the accommodation, lift tickets, rentals and return airfare for the whole group; in most cases, you’ll get exclusive access to some of the best runs on the slopes."
Contests are open to Canadian & US Residents. Good luck!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Olympic Countdown: 18 days!!!
ps - I've noticed increased daily helicopter activity. Twice now, I've had an army helicopter fly directly overhead. Maybe they're starting patrols now, so the citizens get used to it as well as training for the security folks.
***UPDATE: My Mom just called to say she got to hold the torch!!!! She was very excited. There was a runner exchange right in front of where they were standing and they got to talk to both runners. They'll email me the pics after lunch.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I've been catching up on 24 and am halfway through season 4 so I really enjoyed this quote by RCMP Insp. Tim Shields: "It’s going to be like CTU in '24'". He was talking about how the command centre looks, not necessarily what goes on. Hopefully there won't be any moles working inside etc.
Olympic Countdown: 21 days!!!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
They've done alot of work and update it as new info comes along. Check it out!
It's going into the "awesome links" section so it will always be easy to find.
Sponsor Pavilions at LiveCity Yaletown include: Acer, Coca-Cola, Panasonic & Samsung.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Olympic countdown: 29 days. Okay, I know it's technically 28 but I haven't gone to bed yet so it's still 29 for me. LOL.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I decided to donate through The Salvation Army but there are many other registered charities that are helping. My friend Karen donated through Medicins Sans Frontieres Canada (Dr's Without Borders).
Please consider donating today!
Olympic countdown: 29 days!