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1 day 19 hours to go – Team Canada Welcome Ceremony

February 10, 2010

I am so lucky.  I was volunteering in the Vancouver Olympic Village tonight when the Welcoming Ceremony for Team Canada happened.  I only got a small dinner break but it was worth it to see the Canadian Team all gathered and the Canadian Flag raised. 

It was quite a crowd!  Sandra Oh emceed the Ceremony, and of course the Olympic Village co-Mayors Tricia Smith and Rick Hansen were there as well.  I have heard a few of these ceremonies now and they’re quite carefully scripted and really all sound the same, but this one had so many more personal touches that it was really a very special welcome for our Team!  Some of the other notables in the crowd – Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, Premier of BC Gordon Campbell, CEO of VANOC John Furlong, Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson and I’m sure others.

Mounties at the Welcoming Ceremony for Team Canada.

Team Canada Welcoming Ceremony.

Rick Hansen, Tricia Smith and Canada's Chef de Mission Nathalie Lambert.

Welcome to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Team Canada!  We’re all cheering for you! 


4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2010 1:10 am

    I’m sorry I missed it, though I’m ecstatic I didn’t miss the Dress Rehearsal. Just can’t be in too places at once … as much as many of us would like for that to be possible!

  2. February 11, 2010 7:21 am

    Lots of great pics of late. Glad you got to see Team Canada’s athletes arrive; that must have been special. Thanks for not including a picture of our PM. lol As usual you are doing a terrific job keeping us in the know.

  3. Ricky Shetty permalink
    February 11, 2010 2:28 pm

    Great pics & posts, Andrea!!

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      February 11, 2010 6:43 pm

      Thanks Ricky! Hope you’re having fun!

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