Saturday, February 13, 2010

Canada Pavilion Opens

Marshall used to work in Ottawa & we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of the Canada Pavilion. We had our own special entrance and got to spend about 30min in the Pavilion before the opening ceremony and before it was open to the public. It was very fun.

It's full of interactive displays & sports memorabilia. The Stanley Cup will be making an appearance later on (not sure exactly when though).

I lost a snowboarding race to a 10 year old. You can snowboard & play hockey here. I was better at the slap shot contest.

The Order Of Canada is the highest civilian honour we have.

"OOOOOH! MASCOTS!" is what I squealed when I saw Miga. I felt pretty silly after that as I was the only adult in the vicinity. The photographer standing next to me laughed and said it was "really refreshing to see such honest enthusiasm".

There were TONS of people waiting to get in. Thankfully b/c we were "guests" we got to go back in through the exit.


  1. this is so cool! I love living the Olympics through you! I can't wait to see where we go tomorrow.

  2. Tomorrow we're taking the train and going to the City of Richmond. We'll hang out at Holland Heineken House & play at the Ozone (massive Olympic tourist place -- I think I'll get my face painted, not sure what else we'll do).

    Thanks for following along! KAKAW!