Thursday, February 11, 2010

2010 opening ceremonies dress rehearsal

Thanks to Sandra, one of our Properties employees that was seconded to the Olympics, I, along with Stephen and our friends, Cindy, Zoe, Ann, Warren and Marianna (apologies if I misspelled your name) were amongst a group privileged to attend the dress rehearsal of the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Olympic Games last night.

While swore to "not unwrapping the present" by talking about what took place last night, I can safely say that it is going to be one heck of a show and you won't want to miss it!!

I, for one, can't wait to see the entire performance with the real athletes instead of the volunteers who eagerly marched into BC Place Stadium.

So, tomorrow evening, we will all gather to celebrate the opening of the 21st Winter Olympic Games.

The buzz and energy in the downtown core has been growing steadily by the day and as tomorrow will be my last day working downtown until after the games, I am looking forward to heading home in the opposite direction of all those lucky individuals who will be taking part in the opening ceremonies. I plan to take my camera and hopefully capture some of that excitment on my way home from work.

Here's to what I hope will be a wonderfully successful games and that Vancouver gets to showcase itself to the world in a very postive light.

We live on the gorgeous west coast of, in my humble opinion, the best country in the world.

Welcome to everyone who is here to take part as an athlete or a spectator. I hope you enjoy your stay!!

Let the games begin!


Shari said...

I'm so excited for you... and to watch... and that I know a bonafide Vancouver-ite!!

Jackie Honour said...

Yeah, too bad they screwed up the torch lighting part of the event. I stayed up just to see that! I really liked KD Lang though.