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TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010

Memories of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics may have ended but we will all have amazing memories from the last seventeen days of triumphs, friendliness, good food and the City of Vancouver which we will remember for decades to come! Here are some photos from this amazing event which brought Canadians to the World Stage and the World to our streets!

The Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza was one of the biggest venues seeing thousands of people straining to see this symbol of 2010 Winter Games.The 2010 Olympic Winter Games were seventeen days of excitement, Canadian pride, International Pavilions, exciting moments and exploration of the City, its waterways, its mountains and its attractions. Visitors from around the world could explore every unique Canadian province and territory, eat at restaurants representing ever corner of the globe and walk the famous seawall to see famous city landmarks sporting those famous red mittens.The Olympic Cauldron was beautifully lit at night set against the North Shore Mountains.Crowds making their way to the 2010 Olympic Cauldron.

The Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza was one of the biggest draws in Vancouver during the day and night bringing crowds of hundreds of thousands to the city's Early Spring caused some weather-related problems at the venue but brought out the beautiful cherry blossoms throughout the city.waterfront.Canada's Northern House was one of the best pavilions introducing visitors to the region's true great white north.

Pin trading was visible throughout the Olympic Games on street corners with people from around the World participating.

Many attractions could be found at the end of False Creek such as Sochi House, many provincial pavilions and the Athletes Village.

Children and Adults alike brought the city alive with art instillations, enthusiasm and spirit!

The Royal Mint Pavilion was one of the top attractions during the Games showcasing Canada's One Million Dollar Coin.

Pin trading, national treasures (such as Canada's Million Dollar Coin which was on display at the Royal Mint Pavilion as well as the long lines to touch a medal), our unseasonable warm weather which brought out Vancouver's cherry blossoms (which also left our mountains bare!) and of course our unflagging Canadian pride and spirit made for a unique experience which will make Vancouver 2010 a Winter Games (or any Games!) that will be hard to beat!The Athletes Village was decorated with flags from every country and overlooked beautiful Downtown Vancouver.

Hockey really was Canada's Game in 2010 with two golds in both Men's and Women's Hockey.

Celebrations took over the city after Canada won Gold in Men's Ice Hockey on the last day of the Winter Games.

The Olympic Superstore saw hours long lineups to buy Canadian gear and support our athletes!

The Inukshuk in the city's West End saw hundreds of people posing, taking photos and enjoying the view of English Bay.

Thank you World for visiting during the 2010 Winter Olympics and next time you want to hear a 'sorry', feast on poutine or play some hockey we can't wait to see you again!






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