The Olympic Torch!

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Sorry this is non finance related, but just wanted to tell y'all that Friday at work the Olympic torch came by, so couldn't resist taking a peek at it and seeing what the buzz was all about.

I got to take a picture with the torch too!  Those torch bearers are like instant-celebs! I should have applied to be a torch bearer in hindsight- it would've been fun to wear that snazzy outfit.
There was a huge crowd and I couldn't help but get swept up in the excitement.  There was drumming, everyone was smiling, and cheering.. it was great! It made me feel like such a proud Canadian- not just wearing that Canadian flag on my backpack when I travel lol!  Seeing this level of patriotism for Canada is so great- I get kind of teary-eyed thinking about it!

Here are some pictures:


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Young is a writer and former owner of Young and Thrifty and the main "twitter' behind Young and Thrifty's twitter account. She lives in Vancouver, BC and enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with her anxious dog, and finding good deals. If you like what you read, consider signing up for email updates.

3 Comments

  1. The Rat on February 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I think the Olympics have been so much fun to watch thus far. Did you see the nail-biter in the Canada vs Switzerland tonight? Crosby won it in a shootout! Wohoo!

    One thing I would have liked to have seen different regarding the opening ceremonies was when they had Wayne Gretzky in the back pan of a Chevy pickup truck driving for like 20 minutes before lighting the torch. He almost fell down while carrying it for heaven’s sake. I realize that its hard to have him inside a vehicle with a torch in his hand, but it would have been nice to see something a little different for that part. Anyway, I almost didn’t mention it because it sounds a bit cynical, its just that I found it odd a bit, especially with one of the organizers sitting on the box door.

    My 2 cents.
    GO CANADA GO!
    .-= The Rat



  2. young on February 18, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    The Rat,
    No, I didn’t see the nail biter, but I heard it was really close! Thank goodness we won!
    I agree about the Wayne Gretzky thing- it seemed so anticlimactic and he looked kind of scared on top of that truck bed. He also didn’t look like a happy camper! I thought that they would honour Terry Fox somewhere in there, but they didn’t.

    That being said, I’m a HUGE fan of all the free stuff going down here in Vancouver! I just saw Our Lady Peace for FREE! (well minus my tax dollars, I guess!)



  3. The Rat on February 19, 2010 at 7:50 am

    The game was ridiculously close and it shows that no team is going to take the gold easily in this tournament. I had the courage to stay up for the Russia vs Slovakia game afterwords and fell asleep in the 3rd period! (ouch)

    Yeah, the Gretzky think kinda puzzled me. I totally agree with you on the Terry Fox thing. I was telling my friends and family that it would have been awesome to see Wayne Gretzky come up to a hologram image of Terry Fox and have Terry somehow ‘subliminally’ light the torch. It would have been cool for something like that while having Gretzky be a part of it.

    I would say it is absolute euphoria in Vancouver right now. I wish I was there for all the excitement. I love OLP! I saw them in Halifax when they toured for their debut album and again in Moncton for a Summersault concert that they organized. Great band. I bought their newest one a few months back and only liked a few songs however.

    Cheers
    The Rat
    .-= The Rat



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