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Olympics Day 10 – Canada vs USA

February 22, 2010

Despite the outcome of the game, it was a wonderful day.  I got some writing done in the morning.  We had brunch in Yaletown and then walked to pick up our dog Kelsey from the Rex doggie hotel where we had brought her for our Cypress adventure (we were away much to long to leave her by herself at home).  We had a few minutes to prepare ourselves before heading out to the game, but somehow we all managed. 😀

I suspect most people watched the Canada – USA game on Sunday.  So you know the result.  And even though it didn’t go Canada’s way, it was a lot of fun.  The crowd was wild and very, very red!  We cheered, we jeered, we danced and jumped and screamed and waved flags.  The whole thing was wacky and wonderful.  And, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining.  Even though we lost to the USA the advantage is that Canada will play more games on our way to Gold which means more opportunities to watch our guys, and that can’t be all bad!

After the game the party moved to our house.  We had guests over that were at the game, and others that watched on tv.  We analysed the game a bit, but to some extent avoided the topic as most of us there are Canadian and were definitely disappointed, but we also had some American guests that while very happy for their team they were pretty gracious about their win and didn’t rub it in too much.

As I’m still behind in writing, I’m going to leave it there, and hope that I’ll be back on schedule by tonight (I know, I’ve been saying that for a few days now, but maybe this time!).  So here are some photos of our adventures on Day 10.  I hope you’re all having wonderful Olympic adventures of your own!  Thank you merci!

Some lunch before the game. Yup, we're a bit fond of our country!

At the game!

Warmup for Team Canada.

A big red crowd of believers! Go Canada Go!!

I didn't quite manage to cover up Mike, the Yank on the far left, but I did manage to cover up Justin's jacket! We all had a great night, no matter the score.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2010 1:34 am

    Andrea, just caught your ‘sad face’ photo on Twitpic. Sorry the game was not better for Team Canada. But there are plenty of things to smile about as Michael Buble dares the world to diss Canada via the video now posted at http://olympicringsandotherthings.blogspot.com/2010/02/double-buble-michael-buble-at-club-bud.html

  2. Carole Robertson permalink
    February 23, 2010 10:50 am

    The Canada vs US game was a disappointment for sure! I was a driver staged at Canada Hockey Place; so near and yet so far! Fortunately we could follow the action via FM simulcast. I created this photo in the Spirit of the Canadian Athletes. http://canadacode.vancouver2010.com/node/8536

  3. Mary permalink
    February 24, 2010 10:34 am

    Great work! I continue to enjoy your messages, I am learning from your
    adventures, enjoying the Olympics vicariously. Due to a disability I cannot
    stand in the long lines for the 2010 Olympics Pavilions. Do they have
    provisions for H/C acess? Will they be open after the Closing Ceremonies?
    Thank you, Mary

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      February 25, 2010 9:44 pm

      Hi Mary,
      Thank you so much for reading and for commenting. Some of the houses will be open for the Paralympics though I am not sure at this moment exactly which ones other than the LiveCity Downtown site which will be open for sure. And yes, there certainly are provisions for H/C access, just ask a volunteer or workforce member and they’ll direct you to the correct security lane to speed you up considerably!
      Happy Olympics!
      Andrea

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