Posts Tagged ‘Olympic Preparations’
The Downtown Vancouver Experience…
I was in Downtown Vancouver this afternoon.
I haven’t spent any time walking around downtown for years, but drive through every few months.
I was quite literally stunned by the overwhelming quantity of people with “ASK ME” buttons, Olympic officials, and Downtown Ambassadors.
Very different from what I was expecting… What the Media had led me to expect through their coverage.
For me, the Olympics had lost some of their luster, under the immense burden of Negativity… Too many security cameras… What about the homeless… What about the Athletes Village… Why do we have a Battleship in the harbour…
Today, I embraced the Vancouver that I love… with people who are positive, excited, and ready to have a FANTASTIC Olympic Games.
I cannot wait for the next time I go Downtown, when I will spend more time, and take a better camera.
More than ever, I am looking forward to the Events I have bought tickets for.
I’ve bought my Team Canada jersey, to go with my red scarf and mitts. Canadian Flags are proudly displayed on my car and my House.
As I experience the joys of the coming weeks, I’m SO looking forward to sharing them with you, and sharing a wonderful sense of pride at the Games that are going on in OUR City !!!
Let’s GO !!!
This is the fine print, and what FINE print, it is.
I am a big Fan of the Olympics.
I am a bigger Fan of the city of Vancouver.
I’m just a big ol’ capital ‘F’ Fan !!!
I was hugely excited when it was announced that we got the Olympics.
We got them, and, after that, some bad stuff happened.
The Olympics are upon us. They are OUR Olympics. They are happening in OUR town. We can have a blast, or we can pout.
I am NOT going to let a bunch of nay-sayers convince me that my glass is anything but brimming !!!