Monday, September 20, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

BC Museum of Mining

Celebration of Light

Since 1990, Vancouver has been home to the Celebration of Light (originally known as the Symphony of Fire). This international pyro-musical fireworks competition has attracted the world’s leading fireworks designers and is seen as a highly prestigious event. The fireworks festival creates an exciting arena where spectators can enjoy each country’s representatives unveil their latest techniques and use the most innovative fireworks materials as they compete to be crowned the winner.
Location: English Bay, Vancouver
Start time: 10:00 p.m. rain or shine
Best viewing points: English Bay, Kitsilano, Vanier Park, Jericho Beach.
The event is free to watch from public parks and beaches. Music simulcast begins at 10:00 p.m. on radio station SHORE 104fm. Estimated annual attendance: 1.4 million people.

(When link below turns live you can view entire show, compliments of Global TV BC)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 – The Keg presents USA Night
Saturday, July 24, 2010 – London Drugs presents Spain Night
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 – HSBC presents Mexico Night
Saturday, July 31, 2010 – Concord Pacific presents A Tribute to China

Listed as one of the “Best Eight City Breaks in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, Vancouver offers thrilling adventure, exciting entertainment, festivals and events, shopping, gourmet delights, sights and attractions throughout the year. Visit, Vancouver’s official tourism bureau website to find all the information and tools you need to plan your perfect vacation.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 Olympic Mens Hockey Schedule

Friday, February 26

  • 12:00 pm Semifinal 1: USA vs. Finland
  • 6:30 pm Semifinal 2: Canada vs. Sweden/Slovakia

    Sunday, February 28

    12:15 pm (Semifinal winners)

    Sunday, February 21, 2010

    USA grinds out 5-3 win over Canada - CTV February 21, 2010 9:55 PM ET CTV

    All is not lost - Men's team still have shot at gold

    Canada's road to a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics just got more difficult.

    With the victory, the Americans win Group A and earn the automatic berth to the quarterfinal round. Canada finishes second in the group and must now play Germany on Tuesday in a qualification game.

    If Canada beats Germany, it may set up a monster quarterfinal matchup. Since Russia has already earned a berth and is the third seed, it is likely that Canada will meet Russia on Wednesday.

    Before a booming crowd so fitting of a rivalry of this magnitude goaltender Ryan Miller was outstanding for Team USA, stopping 42 of 45 shots Team Canada fired at him. Martin Brodeur made 18 saves in the Canadian net.

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    LiveCity Vancouver Web Site

    Everything you need to know about events Olympic events Downtown and Yaletown

    Friday, February 12, 2010

    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Saturday, February 6, 2010

    Mr. Hockey calls Team Canada 'strong'

    The two men known respectively as "Mr. Hockey" and "The Great One" are hopeful that Team Canada can win gold at the Vancouver Olympics, but they say it will be a tough competition.

    Coaching staff set for Team Canada: reports - CBC June 23, 2009

    Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock will be named head coach of Canada's 2010 Olympic men's hockey team, and he'll be joined by an all-star lineup of assistants, according to several reports.

    Ken Hitchcock, Lindy Ruff and Jacques Lemaire are expected to be named assistant coaches under Babcock when the coaching staff is officially announced Thursday.

    Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman wouldn't confirm Babcock as his choice during a Tuesday conference call announcing Yzerman's selection to the Hockey Hall of Fame, but he did say the entire coaching staff will be revealed Thursday during a press conference in Montreal.

    Babcock, 46, has been a frontrunner for the head coaching position due mostly to his success with the Wings — the team for which Yzerman played 22 seasons and now serves as vice-president and alternate governor.

    He already has the support of The Great One, either way.

    "Being in Detroit, such a great hockey city, he understands the scenario that [the players] are under," said Wayne Gretzky, who was speaking at an Olympic sponsorship event in Vancouver on Tuesday.

    The Canadian Dream Team - CBC chooses its fantasy roster for Canada's men's hockey squad at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

    Night sky comes alive with 'ballet of light' - Vancouver Sun February 5, 2010

    Robotically controlled beams will illuminate the sky above English Bay every night until Feb. 28

    Olympic Spotlights

    A ballet of lights above English Bay delights both locals and those far away. Watch the lights live on

    (we can actually see these lights from our English Bay residence)

    Video: Snow being trucked in for the Olympics - Video Vancouver Sun

    Sunday, January 31, 2010

    Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Hands to yourself, wear the right socks, city workers told - Vancouver Sun January 26, 2010

    Smile gently, don't point and make sure you wear socks that match your pants when the Olympic dignitaries come to town.

    Those are just some of the pointers given to city employees to make sure they don't offend Olympics dignitaries and foreign guests and embarrass the city during the 2010 Games.

    City of Vancouver pays $377,000 for Olympic tickets - Vancouver Sun January 25, 2010

    The City of Vancouver is spending $377,370 to buy just over 2,000 tickets to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

    Of that, more than 70 per cent is for just two sports: hockey and curling.

    But the city is also buying some of the best seats in BC Place for elected officials for the opening and closing ceremonies.