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81 days to go – Torch pin winner!!

November 23, 2009

Yes, you’ve all been waiting for this and the day is here!!  The winner of the oversized Torch pin is…

Bill V!

And ’cause you already know I can’t give out only one pin… I have a few other winners as well…

Mihnea C – a Petro-Canada pin
Pam M – an Air Canada pin
Sarah P – a RBC pin

If you’re one of my winners email me at 2010vanfan@gmail.com to let me know if you’d like to come into the Olympic Superstore to pick up your pin in person or if you will need it mailed to you!  Thanks to everyone who participated!!

And of course… that means I need a new pin contest!  And it just so happens that I think I have a pin that people will want to get their hands on… 🙂  Since it’s the Mascots’ Birthday this Friday I have a Visa Mascot Pin to give away!!

A very adorable pin!

 

How do you win it?  Get a friend to post a comment on my blog sometime between now and the evening of Sunday, November 29th (that gives you a week!).  In their comment they will need include your name and answer the following question:

What are the names of the Mascots from the Montreal 1976 and the Calgary 1988 Olympics?

If you would like more than one entry to win this pin then make sure to tell more than one friend about 2010vanfan.ca!!  😀  And don’t forget to enter your friend’s name too!

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It’s late again so this is a short one, mostly focussing on the pin contests, however, if you find yourself in downtown Vancouver tomorrow be sure to stop by Robson Square and check out the GE Ice Plaza!  The Ice Plaza will officially open at 9:30am, Monday, November 23rd!  There will be free skating, skate and helmet rentals ($3 each and free for children under 12 years of age), and apparently entertainment!  I plan on hanging around for a lot of the day and will certainly be there at 9:30am, so if you see me say hello!  It’s lovely to meet others as excited about Vancouver 2010 as I am!!

I'll be there!!

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Oh! And I have more information on the Mascots’ Birthday Party on Saturday, November 28th!!

  • The Mascots will tour the Olympic Superstore for ½ hour at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm each time.
  • Get your photos taken with the Mascots!! (printed photo by a minimum $2 donation I believe)
  • Cake cutting at 2pm!  (Yum!! Cake!!)
  • Facepainting in the Mascots merchandise area
  • Kurt Browning (Olympic figure skater) and Gaétan Boucher (Olympic Gold Medal speed skater) will be signing autographs at 2pm and will also be joined by artist Gordon Milne who has done portraits of both Kurt and Gaétan!!  And the portraits will be there! (Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!! Kurt Browning!! I’m excited!)
  • Goody bags for kids!!

Right, bed time!! Thank you merci for reading and participating!  It’s great to share this with everyone!

 

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31 Comments leave one →
  1. Patti permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:33 am

    Oh noooooooo! I can’t come on Saturday for the Mascots’ birthday because I have my Venue training at the Olympic Village. I would loved to have been there and especially now that I know Gaetan Boucher is making an appearance. Please take a photo if you can. Thanks.

  2. Brent permalink
    November 23, 2009 1:37 pm

    Montreal ’76 – Amik (a beaver)
    Calgary ’88 – Hidy and Howdy (polar bears)

    My favorite mascot of all time though has to be Cobi from the ’92 Summer Olympics!

  3. Melody H. permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:16 am

    Michelle M’s favorite mascots are Vancouver’s 2010 mascots but Hidi and Howdy the polar bears from Calgary ’88 are a close second. The mascot from Montreal ’76 was Amik the beaver.

  4. Alina Ilie permalink
    November 24, 2009 3:31 pm

    I would like to enter the contest for my husband (Mihnea C). He talks about his pins everyday…He doesn’t know that I am entering the contest for him so it would be a big surprise if I win.

    The answer to the question is:
    Hidi and Howdy – 1988 – Calgary Winter Games
    Amik – 1976 – Montreal Summer Games

    Thank you.

  5. Rachael R permalink
    November 25, 2009 10:06 am

    “The Mascot for the1976 Montreal Summer Games was a beaver called Amik, a name taken from the Algonquian language, which is the most popular language amongst the Native Indians in Canada. Amik means beaver & the beaver symbolizes hard work.

    The Mascots for the 1988 Calgary Winter Games were sibling Polar Bears “Hidy and Howdy”.
    They were the first dual mascots in the Olympic Games. The names express a feeling of brotherhood and welcome. “Hidy” is an extension of “hi”, while “Howdy”is the western slang for “hello”. These two mascots thus embody the warmth of Canadian hospitality.

    On behalf of Hardeep Gosal”

  6. November 25, 2009 10:34 am

    I answered in the spot where you mentioned the mascot names contest. It was approved. Now I’m told I gotta post here. so here ya go

    Answer to mascot trivia

    montreal 1976 mascot -Amik
    Calgary 1988 – Hidy and Howdy

    2 people told me about the contest Lee-Ann Jeffrey, Denise Spelay Peterson

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      November 25, 2009 10:45 am

      Sorry Lori, your first answer was just fine! I have both of your friends names in the contest! Thanks for taking the time to participate!
      Cheers,
      Andrea – 2010vanfan blogger

  7. Charlene permalink
    November 25, 2009 11:02 am

    Lori Watson sent me – and what else am I supposed to do to get an entry LOL
    Char

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      November 25, 2009 11:17 am

      You just need to tell me the names of the Olympic Mascots from Montreal 1976 and Calgary 1988!
      Thanks Charlene!

  8. Denise P. permalink
    November 25, 2009 11:03 am

    Montreal 1976 – Mascot -Amik
    Calgary 1988 – Mascots Hidy and Howdy

    Lori Watson (Byrd) referred me here.

  9. Lee-Ann Jeffrey permalink
    November 25, 2009 11:19 am

    Sorry, must have posted in the wrong place..third time lucky right?

    Lori Watson (byrd) referred me here.

    1976 Montreal – Mascot Amik
    1988 Calgary – Mascots Hidy and Howdy

  10. Dipa Patel permalink
    November 25, 2009 11:20 am

    “The Mascot for the1976 Montreal Summer Games was a beaver called Amik, a name taken from the Algonquian language, which is the most popular language amongst the Native Indians in Canada. Amik means beaver & the beaver symbolizes hard work.

    The Mascots for the 1988 Calgary Winter Games were sibling Polar Bears “Hidy and Howdy”.
    They were the first dual mascots in the Olympic Games. The names express a feeling of brotherhood and welcome. “Hidy” is an extension of “hi”, while “Howdy”is the western slang for “hello”. These two mascots thus embody the warmth of Canadian hospitality.

    On behalf of Hardeep Gosal”

  11. Charlene permalink
    November 25, 2009 11:56 am

    Montreal 1976 – Mascot -Amik
    Calgary 1988 – Mascots Hidy and Howdy
    Ohhhhh I would sooooo love to MEET Kurt Browning – He is my ALL-TIME favourite Olympian!!! Cute AND genuine!!! Such a Fantastic/rare combination!!!

  12. Elizabeth Vlug permalink
    November 25, 2009 12:18 pm

    The answers are Montreal 1976 Amik the beaver
    Calgary 1988 Hidy and Howdy the polar bears

    I am entering this contest for my mate Eric Vlug (e_vlug@hotmail.c0m)

  13. Debbie W. permalink
    November 25, 2009 1:54 pm

    Montreal 1976 – Mascot -Amik
    Calgary 1988 – Mascots Hidy and Howdy

    No referral here. I just stumped across this

  14. Suzanne permalink
    November 25, 2009 8:11 pm

    The answer for the mascot in Montréal 1976 – Amik (Beaver)and for Calgary 1988 Howdy and Hidy (polar bear)
    D Taylor referred me

  15. Julie C permalink
    November 26, 2009 3:56 am

    The answer for the mascot in Montréal 1976 – Amik (Beaver)and for Calgary 1988

    I also follow you on twitter.

  16. Julie C permalink
    November 26, 2009 3:56 am

    Calgary 1988 – Mascots Hidy and Howdy

  17. Sonia permalink
    November 26, 2009 9:45 am

    “The Mascot for the1976 Montreal Summer Games was a beaver called Amik, a name taken from the Algonquian language, which is the most popular language amongst the Native Indians in Canada. Amik means beaver & the beaver symbolizes hard work.

    The Mascots for the 1988 Calgary Winter Games were sibling Polar Bears “Hidy and Howdy”.
    They were the first dual mascots in the Olympic Games. The names express a feeling of brotherhood and welcome. “Hidy” is an extension of “hi”, while “Howdy”is the western slang for “hello”. These two mascots thus embody the warmth of Canadian hospitality.

    On behalf of Hardeep Gosal”

  18. November 26, 2009 10:14 am

    I’m entering for Rosemary R.

    The 1988 Calgary mascots were Hidy and Howday – a brother and sister pair of polar bears.
    The 1976 Montreal mascot was Amik – a beaver.

    Thanks for the opportunities to win and collect such great pins!!!

  19. November 26, 2009 10:15 am

    lol .. and by “Howday” I mean “Howdy” – though “Howday” IS kinda funny.

  20. Carly M permalink
    November 27, 2009 10:36 pm

    I’m entering for my friend Monique M.

    1988 Calgary mascots were:
    brother and sister polar bears, Hidy and Howdy

    1976 Montreal mascot was:
    Amik the beaver.

  21. Katie W permalink
    November 28, 2009 10:31 pm

    1976 Montreal mascot was Amik
    1988 Calgary mascots were Hidy and Howdy
    I am entering for Sandy W.

  22. Katie W permalink
    November 28, 2009 10:32 pm

    1976 Montreal mascot was Amik
    1988 Calgary mascots were Hidy and Howdy
    This one I want to enter for Vivian L.

  23. Ryan Bassanese permalink
    November 29, 2009 2:49 pm

    I am entering for Sarah Poirier!

  24. Ryan Bassanese permalink
    November 29, 2009 2:50 pm

    Err…got too excited there and hit send. Entering for Sarah Poirier with these answers:
    Amik was the Montreal ’76 mascot, and Hidy and Howdy were the Calgary ’88 mascots.

  25. Sarah Poirier permalink
    November 29, 2009 2:52 pm

    The mascots were Amik for Montreal, and Hidy & Howdy for Calgary.
    I’m entering this for Ryan Bassanese.

  26. Sandy permalink
    November 29, 2009 6:08 pm

    Amik was the Montreal mascot and Hidy and Howdy were Calgary mascots.

    Entering for Katie =)

  27. February 4, 2010 2:27 am

    Hi Dear
    This blog is a very attractive and good. All the person are effective this blog.And picture are see very good………………………..

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