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Oh Canada! from Vancouver City Hall – Olympic Outsider Bonus

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Sing along with: Oh Canada! from Vancouver City Hall – Olympic Outsider Bonus (.mp3, 1:31)

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More: photos by DaveO from Olympic Flag Reception / Ceremony

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Oslo Olympic Flag Ceremony – Olympic Outsider #7

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Oh Canada! As sung by some Policefolk at The Governor-General’s reception at City Hall

See it before it’s stolen: Oslo Olympic Flag Ceremony – Olympic Outsider #7 (.mp3, 19:00)

Canada’s Governor General Michaëlle Jean (a Haitian refuge who immigrated to Quebec as a child) and Mayor Sam Sullivan were on hand – with a phalanx of officers of everykind – to reveal the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic flag (which was subsequently stolen).

I attended and watched the pageantry (recording some clips for a future podcast) and asked VANOC CEO John Furlong a few questions on a snowy Vancouver morning.  See more pics on my Flickr photostream.

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