Blurb: An update at the end of Super Sunday from the noisy concourse of Canada Hockey Place in the 2nd intermission of Sweden vs Finland hockey game. Topics include hockey, regrouping, Vancouver’s culture, exhaustion, food and beverages.
Blurb: Visiting with a cultural ambassador at Canada’s Northern House, Dave learns about geography and cultures of Canada’s 3 Northern Territories at the cultural hospitality house including narwahls, attendance, objectives and tourism.
Blurb: Post-lunch chat with master brewer Gord Rickards about his new dark lager including the process for creating a new variety, plus comparing tastes across Canada, the joys of seeing your name on a bottle, and his good times at the Olympics.
Blurb: From the Latvia vs Slovakia Men’s Ice Hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Dave points out the passion of Latvian hockey fans and anecdotes about flags, dissident poets, king’s rings and visiting dignitaries during the intermission of a sadly lopsided game.
Blurb: Descriptions and miscellaneous observations about Vancouver’s reaction and interactions with the Olympic Winter Games including recent expeditions, urban transformation, international hospitality and transportation logistics while walking through the park en route to catch the Seabus.
Blurb: Photographer John Biehler is documenting the Olympics as a BCIMC & TNMH accredited reporter covering protests, openings, cultural and hospitality houses, and other “besides the Olympics” events. He speaks about his workflow, public reaction and personal satisfaction.
Blurb: It’s been almost, almost 12 hours since I was in a hockey rink. It’s Thursday morning. I guess this would be day 7 of the Vancouver Winter Olympic. It’s early morning and I’m here at the North Shore Winter Club to observe a hockey game featuring a lot of the local tech industry luminaries (including Guy Kawasaki) with whom I mingle plus “actual” hockey players. As soon as you open up the door to a rink specially one of these small community rink, the thing that hits you is this smell. It’s also a thrill watching the players far down below working their magic being right here in ice level and seeing people doing it cos they love it, 8:00 on a weekday morning.
Blurb: En route to Canada Hockey place for Russia vs. Latvia men’s hockey, Dave recaps the first 4-5 days of the Olympics and observations about protests, weather, public reaction, foibles and surprises and tips for goodtimes along the way.
Blurb: With the torch arriving, Dave continues describing the scene at the intersection of Main and Hastings including red tents in front of the Carnegie Library and the logistics of crowd control of a moveable torch parade coming across protesters.
Blurb: Hopping off the bus at Hastings and Main – the historic and notorious intersection – Dave documents the variety of folks awaiting the torch including Homeless advocates with red tents, the downtrodden in welfare hotels, society folks and cops.