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Being a Good Sport: Recalling my Favourite Downtown Sports Memories

This post is part of my “Farewell, Downtown Vancouver” blog series in which I’ll be writing short reflections on certain aspects of my time downtown.

The location of my office and workplace – 150 Robson Street – was ideal for a sports fanatic like myself. Our offices at the corner of Robson and Cambie put me next door to BC Place and just two blocks away from Rogers Arena.

Thus, a big part of what I’m going to miss about downtown is the sporting scene.

The 2010 Winter Olympics

My favourite downtown sporting memory was actually a “one-off” so to speak – that is the 2010 Winter Olympics. For 17 days straight, I was blessed to be in the middle of the patriotism, hoopla, and jubilation. Our Pastoral Centre played host as an “Catholic Hospitality Centre” as we invited people from all across the world to come in and stay awhile. Visitors could enjoy a cup of coffee, surf the internet, write a prayer on our prayer wall, watch some of the events on big-screen televisions, or learn a bit more about the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

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Revisiting the 2010 Winter Olympics: My 5 Favourite Video Blogs

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.

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