Today (February 12) marks the 5th anniversary of the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler. It was a magical 17 days filled with dramatic sporting moments and special encounters.
I did a daily video blog to chronicle my experience and it had a bit of everything. The footage ranged from events to medal ceremonies to scenes from our Catholic Hospitality Centre. My 23 videos have a total of just under 50,000 views.
Here are 5 of my favourite videos:
1. February 17: Learning the Lyrics to “I Believe” (Winter Olympics Theme Song)
On Ash Wednesday, I took a detailed look at the Winter Olympics theme song “I Believe” by Nikki Yanofsky.
2. February 2: Making Sense of the Mascots
I had some of my friends from St. Paul’s Parish try to name the mascots, describe them, and imitate them. Hilarity ensued.
3. February 9: Rick Hansen at Richmond’s O-Zone
At 8,500 views this is my most-viewed video. Maybe it’s because Sean takes over as host as they see Rick Hansen at the Richmond O-Zone.
4. February 22: Street Hockey at 150 Robson
See footage of the first ever street hockey game at the Pastoral Centre at 150 Robson. We played a spirited game over the lunch hour with staff members and their families. It was awesome evangelization, as many people came by to take pictures, shoot video, and see what the buzz was about.
5. March 1: Closing Ceremonies, Canada vs. USA, and Oddwalk Makes Good
A lot going on in this one including footage taken immediately after Sidney Crosby’s winning goal in overtime, lifting Canada over the USA 3-2 for the gold medal in men’s hockey…as well as footage from the Closing Ceremonies at BC Place.