Thursday, February 25, 2010

going for gold!



Olympic fever is high today! Canada men's hockey team won over Russia yesterday 7 -3, our women's bobsled team snatched Gold and Silver, and our women's hockey team is playing for Gold today! Woop woop!

As you may have read on my previous posts, Olympic venue tickets were really pricey, and any cheaper ones were/are snatched up like wildfire. So when Roger came home from work on Tuesday and surprised me with tickets to that night's Victory Ceremony, I was doing a little giddy happy dance. Each night there is a ceremony at BC Place, where they present the medals to all of that current day's winners from all countries... oh yes, and there is also live music and entertainment followed by one headliner act at the end (that night it was Canada's Billy Talent). Lucky for us, Tuesday was a good medal day for Canada, since Ashleigh McIvor had just won Gold in Ladies' Ski Cross... so there was a lot of home town yelling, screaming and cheering. If you look real close at the first picture, you can see her standing on the middle podium... (yes, we are a bit in the nosebleeds).

I have my TV on in the other room while I work today, so I can catch all of today's events! Go Canada Go! (insert airhorn sound here).

21 comments:

Stacey said...

How fun that you got to go, congratulations to Canada, it is extra exciting when you are the hosts. :)

Sweet Bird Designs said...

Wow, what an experience for you! That must have been a thrill!

Bonzai Beadwear said...

WOW what great photos! how exciting!

31 everything said...

WOW! Totally memorable experience :) Awesome that you got to go!

Victoria said...

Hey, awesome! That is so cool, a once in a lifetime experience. We have been watching them all on TV - I wish I could go to the next ceremony, with 4 medals being given out to Canada, that's going to be wild!

~Marge~ said...

Fabulous Olympics article! Great pics too. I'm a transplanted Canadian (born in Vancouver) and have been avidly watching the Olympics every day! Way to go, Canada!!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Oh wow. How exciting to be at the Olympics. Wish I was there! The scenes of Canada are so pretty. I need to vacation there soon!

CarzooCritters said...

I wish so much I had cable to watch!! I have been trying to stream online but I don't seem to get very good internet connection to do so! Love your new post about it =)

MAB Jewelry said...

I've loved the Winter Olympics this year, so much excitement, great to watch. Now, I just need to understand curling, because it looks so fun.

Ana Popov said...

It is great that you got to go!!! How exciting!

Ana Popov said...

It is great that you got to go!!! How exciting!

Christie Cottage said...

Cool!! I am so happy you got to go!!!

Gallery32 said...

How great is it to go to the Olympics? A one in a lifetime opportunity my friend. Cheers :)

Plantress said...

whoot!

tattytiara said...

I'm a bad Canadian. I have absolutely no idea what's going on at the Olympics. I still say eh, though - credit for that I hope!

Christina said...

Really cool that you got to go to at least something!!!! :) Congrats to Canada on the golds!

Annette said...

I'm so happy for you!!!!! You'll always have that memory and will never forget how you felt!

Moonangelnay said...

wow nice one that he got tickets for you both! how special i bet you had a fab time!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

How cool! Even in the nosebleeds, that would be an awesome event to see!

Anna said...

That is so exciting! You are a very lucky lady!

Happy weekend :)

lyndsay said...

yay!!