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.
As Roberto Luongo makes his much-anticipated return to Rogers Arena to face off against his former team, I want to share 3 songs that we’ve done in the last past couple of years for the likable goaltender.
1. End of the Road (We Thank You, Lu)
Marie Hui‘s emotional performance (moreso than my goofy spoken part in the middle) earned us a greeting from Luongo himself!
As I enter my 40th year, there are many areas of my life that I would like to improve including my spirituality, my health, my work, my relationships, and my important roles as husband and father. Thus, here are 40 things I will accomplish this year before my 40th birthday:
Go to bed earlier.
Get up earlier.
Be less lazy.
Pray more as a family.
Get Archbishop Michael to laugh at one of my jokes because it’s funny and not out of sympathy.
Be as much parent as I am playmate to my children.
Help Sean discern which high school he will go to for grade 8.
Spend more intentional one-on-one time with Jacob.
Spend more intentional one-on-one time with Kayla.