It’s Olympic time again and I can’t help but think back on Vancouver 2010 – it was such an incredible experience!
The Torch Relay came through PoCo and I was able to attend before work! What a neat experience.
I also had a chance to hold one of the torches during a different event.
Since I volunteered at the Paralympics I got free tickets to the dress rehearsal of the Opening Ceremonies. Obviously it wasn’t great as the real thing, but still awesome!
I got to attend Men’s Short Track Speed Skating with my mom. It was my first time seeing it live – so exciting!
I figured skated when I was growing up and being able to see a live Olympic event was a dream come true. My mom and I saw the Men’s Short Program.
I was super lucky to get to go to three hockey games! Kyla came from Kelowna and we went to Sweden vs. Germany.
I saw Canada vs. Switzerland with my our (kinda but not really) cousins from California. They had an extra ticket that I bought off them. Totally worth it to see Team Canada!
That same day I also saw Slovakia vs. Russia with my brother. He flew in from school in New York and it was awesome sharing the experience with him! My dad was around as well – he had been volunteering that day!
My mom and I also went to the Closing Ceremonies. We were on a total high after watching Canada win Hockey GOLD outside Alberta House.
I’ve yet to experience anything like the atmosphere of Vancouver 2010 and I don’t expect I ever will. That is unless we host again (fingers crossed.) The Olympics bring nations together and being amidst the action makes it just that much more magical.
Good luck to all the athletes representing Canada in Pyeongchang!❤