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134 days to go – Olympic Superstore Grand Opening Today!!

October 1, 2009

I’m writing this post awfully late.  So late it may even be considered early!  So, instead of saying the Superstore opens tomorrow, as I would have if I had written at 7pm, I get to say that the store opens today!!  Really soon actually, so this will be very brief as I would like to get a little bit of sleep in!

Mascots helping to build the Olympic Superstore - that wall is down now!!

Mascots helping to build the Olympic Superstore - that wall is down now!!

Wonderfully, the PR Firm that has been hired to promote the Opening has sent me a note, including a bunch of information about tomorrow!  (This will save me a bit of time, and mean that I’m not just saying goodnight now 🙂 )!  Things haven’t really changed from my first post on the schedule, but it does include a bit more info, though look for the list of athlete’s attending here.  Here’s what the plan is!

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October 1st

(all events inside the Olympic Superstore,  main floor of the Bay, downtown Vancouver)

12:00 – 12:15 DJ Hedspin

12:00 – 1:00 Canadian athlete autograph session

12:15 – 1:15 Cowboy Junkies

1:15 – 1:45 Fashion Show of 2010 Canadian Olympic Team Retail Apparel

1:45 – 3:45 DJ Hedspin

2:00 – 3:00 Athlete autograph session

3:45 – 4:30 Dan Mangan

4:30 – 5:00 Fashion Show of 2010 Canadian Olympic Team Retail Apparel

5:00 – 6:00 Sam Roberts band

5:30 – 6:30 Canadian athlete autograph session

6:00 – 7:30 DJ Hedspin

*No tickets necessary, just be sure to get there early to secure entry.

2010 Canadian Olympic Team Retail Apparel and the Olympic Superstore are coming October 1st!

Hudson’s Bay Company is celebrating the launch of its 2010 Canadian Olympic Team Retail Apparel with free events and concerts, inside the Olympic Superstore, situated on the main level of the Bay, downtown Vancouver  – –  featuring artists like Sam Roberts.

Created by top-notch designers from Hudson’s Bay Company, with input from Canadian athletes, 2010 Canadian Olympic Team Apparel is what you’ll see our 2010 Olympic athletes wearing at these historic Games.

And you can get your own 2010 Canadian Olympic Team Retail Apparel starting October 1st at all Bay and Zellers stores and online at www.hbc.com.

October 1st also marks the grand opening of the Olympic Superstore, which is the anchor retail location for the 2010 Winter Games. The store is a breathtaking retail experience, occupying most of the main floor of the Bay in downtown Vancouver. In addition to all of the Vancouver 2010 merchandise, there will be some cool features, like the Happiness café and official pin trading centre from Coca-Cola – for all those enthusiastic Olympic Games pin-traders.

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Alright, I’ll try to add a bit myself quickly!!  The Olympic Superstore looks fabulous!!!  The walls came down tonight.  We got everything set up for tomorrow (today… whatever, you know what I mean 🙂 ).  The Coca-Cola Happiness Cafe is beautiful!  And they already have an interesting selection of pins available on our pin wall!  Oh, and speaking of pins, the Bay’s Pin of the Month is on the wall and ready for sale in the morning.  It’s a Torch Relay pin and very nice!

Hmm… what else??  Oh!  All Olympic Superstore Staff will be sporting our lovely new uniforms tomorrow.  You won’t be able to miss us!  And we’ll happily be there to help you!  Stop by and check out our Swatch section (3 styles just for Vancouver 2010!) and our Panasonic section (including a Vancouver 2010 digital camera!) and our Royal Canadian Mint section (for all of your coin desires!) and our Birks section (complete with replica torches and a real Olympic Torch!!!).  Oh my gosh.  It’s all too exciting!!  OH!!  And don’t forget to come get your Red Mittens!!!   OH! And meet the Mascots!!!

And the last thing (sort of) before I go to bed – don’t forget!  Visa is a proud supporter of the Olympics and is the only card accepted at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.  So please do remember to bring your Visa card (or cash) to purchase your Red Mittens with!

NOTE:  I haven’t posted links to everything that I’ve written about tonight, though I’ll try to add them in later.  If you’re interested in finding anything I’ve talked about please do look through my categories or check out previous posts listed as I have covered most things before.

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