Thursday, February 11, 2010
Less than 24 Hours!
In less than 24 hours, BC Stadium will be filled with a diverse group of people with a serious case of Olympic fever. Over the past few weeks, I've made numerous trips Downtown. The city is looking extravagant. Down at Robson Square, the out-door ice rink is catching the eyes of many Vancouverites. There were dozens of folks jammed around the square on a recent afternoon, lining up to try and catch their pictures with the countdown clock that's now dangerously down to single digits! A new attraction is open to the public starting tomorrow daily from 10AM-9PM. This unique endeavor will provide visitors the opportunity to experience the thrill and exhilaration of ziplining!
Some of the athletes and their coaches have also taken the time to just merely stroll around the Downtown core. I recently ran into the Czech Republic Men's Luge Team. They were bombarded with people, but obviously that's bound to happen if you're casually walking down the street in your Olympic uniform. A couple of Russian athletes took a day to shop at Pacific Centre as well.
Today, I spent my day at the Vancouver Library witnessing the Governor General of Canada host an Olympic True: Youth Dialogue with over 500 young, youth leaders. It was an amazing, and inspiring event. I got the chance to hear wise words from not only the honourable Michaëlle Jean, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, but youth from all over Canada. It was a dialogue basically promoting mutual understanding. After the Dialogue was over, I made my way to Vancouver City Hall to watch the torch relay. The main attraction however, was the presence of Victoria, B.C's two-time NBA MVP, Steve Nash. Not only did I get to see Steve Nash, but I also got to meet my all-time favourite Canuck, Trevor Linden. Linden carried the torch on Main Street (my area):). If it wasn't for the heap of homework, and tests assigned to me, I would probably be at David Lam Park in Yaletown right now, celebrating the Torch coming back home. Instead, I'm sitting at home updating my blog, and studying for Physics, and writing and English essay.
The eve of the Opening ceremonies is almost coming to an end. I'm pretty sure I won't be focusing at all at school tomorrow. Thank goodness, for the "Friday Schedule," which means I get off at 1:45 PM. I'll rush mad to LiveCity Vancouver, and try to look for something interesting. Stay tune, to read about all these "interesting" stories!