I had Saturday off, as it was conversion day, meaning the staging for the Victory Ceremonies was being set up. Sunday was the first Victory Ceremony, for Canada's first silver medal, thanks to Jennifer Heil and it was BC night, so Nelly Furtado was giving the concert afterwards.
I was stationed outside with a bullhorn directing spectators to the appropriate gates and then later helping to direct them to the skytrain footpaths. While I was talking on the bullhorn, this lady came up to ask about gate access and it was Nancy Greene! It was lovely to see her. (She was one of the Olympic flag bearers in the Opening Ceremonies.)
Yesterday, Alexandre Bilodeau was honoured at our second Victory Ceremony, having won Canada's first GOLD medal! The crowd was very excited and the noise was incredible inside the stadium when his medal was presented. When they played our National Anthem, you could hear the voices raised above the music. What a great moment that was! The concert featured talent from Quebec and while I can't tell you who it was (I never did find out) he did covers of several bands.
This evening, Mike Roberson will receive a silver medal at our third ceremony and tonight is the province of Nova Scotia's night so that means THE BARENAKID LADIES will be performing!! I know that's going to be a great concert!
The view from the train were pretty. I just wish it had been less crowded, so I could have found a seat and taken better photos. Perhaps another time.
Downtown there are tons of Olympic Sponsor companies handing out free stuff. Sometimes it's flags or pin and yesterday in Yaletown, it was toques! If you're looking for good times, head downtown-there's tons to see and do!
Okay, I have to run, but again, thanks to everyone for your comments and emails. It's nice to know you're enjoying my reports. I feel like I'm Mike from Canmore or something! *grins*