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EVENT RECAP: Oakley “Ladies in the ‘Loops” with Olympian Catharine Pendrel

The final Oakley Active event of the year was held in Kamloops, B.C., and appropriately named “Ladies in the ‘Loops”. Orchestrated by Oakley Ambassadors Tammy Uyeda and Lauren Pilszek, the …

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City & Slope Festival (Feb 9 to 12, 2012)

By Alicia Woodside, Modern Mix Vancouver Fitness Writer Do you miss that epic party, also referred to as the Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games’ Cultural Olympiad? Wether you soaked in …

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Vancouver 2010 Olympics – Canada Wins Gold in Men’s Hockey

The intersection of Robson and Granville in downtown Vancouver was party central when the crowds started spilling out of local bars and restaurants after Canada wins Gold against Team USA for Men’s Hockey. No use fighting against the crowd, you literally could not move, and could only let the sea of red push you….somewhere. People were hanging off bus stops, street signs and fire hydrants to get a better view.
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Robson and Granville after Canada Wins Gold in Men's Hockey

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Vancouver 2010 Olympics – Samsung Pavilion at LiveCity Yaletown

If you are fortunate enough to make it through the LiveCity Yaletown‘s lineups, check out Samsung’s OR@S Pavilion, where Olympic fans can become a snowboard designer for a day. Visitors are invited to create their own unique snowboard design using the graphic assets of Samsung’s CORBY phone. Visitors can have fun and design their own exclusive look of the 2010 Winter Games and then email their snowboard creation which becomes a souvenir of their experience at the Games. Visitors are also entered daily into a contest to win a free snowboard, Samsung is giving away a snowboard for each day of the Games.
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Samsung Pavilion

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The OR@S is free to the general public and will be open daily 11am to 11pm from February 12 to 28, 2010.

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Vancouver 2010 Olympics – HBC Olympic Superstore

The Olympic Superstore at The Bay has been an Olympic retail hotspot! According to CTV News, lineups to get into the store on the corner of Seymour and West Georgia have averaged 20 minutes. Once inside the store, I found the shopping experience was surprisingly civil. The 2010 Olympic Mascots section was surprisingly uncrowded. Could be because I went on a Thursday night and those who stay up past 10pm on a weekday are less likely to be rummaging the children’s section for cutesy mascot souveniers!! Nonetheless, here I am! As my friend pointed out, the Quachi hat I am wearing comes with built-in earmuffs!

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OlympicSuperstore

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Currently open until midnight, the Olympic Superstore is scheduled to stay open for 24 hours next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Vancouver 2010 Olympics – Olympic Cauldron

The 2010 Olympic Flame traveled by land, air and water during its 106-day journey across Canada and rests now in its final destination at the Vancouver Convention Center at Canada Place. It’s super crowded in the daytime, so I would recommend going in the middle of the night on a weekday – like I did! The quiet of downtown at this time allows you to hear the crackling of the Olympic Flame….like a gigantic patriotic campfire.
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Olympic Flame
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Missed the torch relay? You still have another chance – the 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay will begin in Ottawa on March 3, 2010 and conclude at the Opening Ceremony in Vancouver signalling the start of the Paralympic Winter Games on March 12, 2010.

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