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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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20 Things I Likely Won’t Accomplish This Year…But it Would Be Cool if I Did

Could I end up on tour with Matt Maher?

Yesterday I posted 40 things that I plan to accomplish in the next year ahead of my 40th birthday.  Some will be harder to achieve than others, but I truly believe that there isn’t anything on the list that will be impossible to do.

That’s what today’s list is for.  So, enjoy 20 things that likely won’t happen this year…but it would be cool if they did:

  1. Go on tour (or at least on stage) with Matt Maher.
  2. Join Take 6 as its 7th member forcing them to rename themselves as Take 7.
  3. Join Naturally 7 as its 8th member forcing them to rename themselves Naturally 8.
  4. Sing a note above middle C without screaming (kind of important for #1, #2, and #3 on this list).
  5. Have Gail proclaim: “Wow, you actually are quite handy around the house.” Continue reading 20 Things I Likely Won’t Accomplish This Year…But it Would Be Cool if I Did

Make Some Noise BC Lions Fans…When We’re on Defence!

As we look ahead to today’s CFL Western Final between the Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions, I have a friendly reminder to all BC Lions fans as to how we can make a huge impact on the game:

Be LOUD when the Lions are on defence, and be QUIET when the Lions are on offence.

Thus, when Calgary has the ball, you should cheer, scream, boo, dance, do the wave…whatever it takes to throw the Stamps off their game.  But when the Lions have the ball, help them out by keeping it down.

Go Lions Go!  It’s time to Defend Our Cup.

Father Joseph’s 2011 Grey Cup Prediction: “We Will Win!”

In anticipation of the CFL’s Grey Cup game on Sunday between the BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, we caught up with Fr. Joseph Nguyen, the Director of the Vocations Office for the Archdiocese of Vancouver for his prediction.

You may recall that back in April he successfully predicted a Men in Black victory in the annual Youth Day soccer match between the priests/seminarians and the youth with his now famous mantra of “We Will Win! We Will Win!”

Hear who he predicts will win, what the final score will be, and who the MVP will be. Also witness how he doesn’t even miss a beat when his cell phone rings mid-interview…haha.

Go Lions Go!

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