Posts Tagged With: Vancouver

‘Nucks win, ‘Nucks win, ‘Nucks win!!!

This is the best day of 2011; I can finally breathe.  Way to go Canucks!  Enjoy the winning goal over and over!!

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A little inspiration…

Over the last few weeks, I’ve spoken to a few people who are a little unsure of what the Ride to Conquer Cancer consists.  If you’re unsure, please take two minutes to view the clip below; it should give you better understanding of what we are attempting to do.

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Box seats – my annual Canucks trip

Last night I was in Vancouver, watching the Senators get pounded 5-1 by the Canucks.  It was a great game and the private box we were in was lots of fun – it sure is nice to be able to stretch my legs during the game!  There was a really nice tribute to all the Olympians done prior to the game.  Luongo and Kesler got the biggest cheers although Alfredsson on the Senators got one as well.  The private box had lots of chilis plus appetizers which again made for a thoroughly enjoyable game.

Canucks tickets in general are not cheap but I must admit that springing for a game once or twice a year is pretty fun; they put on a good show and there is nothing like seeing hockey live – so fast and so much talent!

Now, due to an internet glitch (read – Ben clicked the wrong button) Josée and I are off to another game next weekend when Detroit comes to town.  Originally, I booked the tickets for a game in October as Josée had a workshop in Vancouver so our hotel and transport were covered.  I got the tix for a steal but when they arrived, the date was 20 Mar 10 – no wonder they were cheap!  Oh well, at least we’re going I guess!

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Our Olympic experience

Like many we know, we’ve been watching the Olympics over the last couple weeks and must admit we’ve become addicted!!  Most of our viewing has been online; it’s been great to have streaming video with a variety of viewing options and we can watch wherever there is a connection.  We spent Friday and Saturday in Vancouver, soaking in some of the atmosphere.  I can safely say that anyone who was a nay-sayer would have been converted by a few hours strolling Robson and Granville.  The patriotism was palpable, a veritable see of red and white, with the odd Swedish hockey jersery or Russian team jacket.  We saw various athletes just ambling along, easily identified by their brightly coloured uniforms.  Several blocks of Robson and Granville were closed to traffic, creating a massive pedestrian mall which was heavily trafficked.

Friday night we tried to find a place to watch the hockey game but were denied!  We tried multiple restaurants, bars and sports grills but each one was bursting at the doors so, as it started to drizzle and game time rapidly approached, we decided to head to our friend’s house to watch the game!  Saturday, we spent the day soaking up the Olympic atmosphere, visiting the Olympic cauldron to see the flame, Robson Square to see the zip line and outdoor ice rink and just the thousands upon thousands of people who wandered the streets.

It really made us proud that BC was able to put on such a great event, safely and professionally.  We were able to showcase our city, province and country and thousands of visitors plus millions more on TV and the internet were able to see what a great place we have and how nice we are!  Our athletes were amazing and did us proud!  Way to go Canada!

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Biking for a cause

Josée was in Vancouver for a couple days this week on an orientation training camp for a pending school event. For the last two years, the Francophone School District organizes a cycling trip from Whistler to the Fraser Valley, ending in Vancouver at one of the homeless shelters. The ride is 500km and will take eight days. Most of the participants are school-aged children from grade 9-12. The principal goal of the ride is to raise money for La Boussole, a shelter in Vancouver. To visit this site (en Français), please click here.  Josée’s blog on the ride can be found here.

The training begins - climbing Mt. Cypress

The training begins - climbing Mt. Cypress

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