Saturday, February 06, 2010

The excitement around here.

The Olympic torch came through our little village on Thursday.  It was a big party - with bands and balloons and lots of excitement.  I am posting a few of the pictures I took.

You can see the stage set up here with the 2010.

Stilt walkers and the Olympic mascot - I have no idea which mascot this one is - there are three of them.  We are all gathered waiting for the torch runner.

Here she comes!

I think most of the village was out for the event.

There were some young acrobats from the village preforming on the "silks"  They were great to watch.

And here are a couple of pictures of Jim and I holding the touch.  Ah -- we look pretty goofy but it will be something to put on the digital photo frame!!  LOL

Jim is wearing his Team Canada jersey he got from Santa this Christmas. 

One of the quilters from my Friday stitch group got to carry the torch earlier in the day in Gibsons - so this is her torch.  It was a pretty exciting day.  The torch will be winding it's way along the southwest part of B.C and then next Friday will end up at the opening ceremonies in B.C Place Stadium. 

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  1. My sister carried the torch here on Windsor ON and it was so exciting. I can't believe how many people are reved up about the torch run this time around. I was taslking to a friend today and she had gone to a torch party just down the street from where I was and we didn't even see each other. Lots of people. I hope Canada does well in the games and I think I might actually watch the games this year.

  2. A very festive day! I would be pretty excited to participate in this event, too. No everyone has this opportunity. Looks like many people enjoyed a very fun time. Don't recall seeing the torch up close like this so thanks for sharing the photos. :-)

  3. Great photos of You and Jim with the torch!
    The Olympics will soon be here- lots of exciting events to look forward to in the next couple of weeks.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great pictures of you both. The torch comes through New West tomorrow. We spent the day downtown Van yesterday walking around to see what's going on. We took the train to Granville Island as well.

  5. It is exciting when the Olympic torch passes -- I remember when it came through downtown Toronto. I was thrilled to have seen it. I can't wait for Friday and the opening ceremonies -- plan to get lots of stitching done during the Olympics!

  6. What a day .... great photos and pretty soon it will be ' let the games begin '!

  7. Looks like a great day for you all! I loved th pics!