Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A piece of Canadian sporting history

These days you can't go very far anywhere in Canada without being reminded that the Winter Olympics will soon be underway in Vancouver. The media shows daily footage of the torch run as it makes it's way across the country. For months now athletes have already known they are going to the Olympics, all except for the curlers.

The other half of my holidays was spent back in Edmonton at the Roar of the Rings - the Olympic curling trials. My friend Courtney and her dad drove up from Calgary and we had tickets to the Thursday through Sunday curling action. Basically we caught the end of the round robin play and then had seats to all of the semi-final and final action.

It was electric and slightly emotional to watch the women's and then the men's teams qualify to represent Canada at the Olympics. I felt like I had been a part of Canadian history. There are pictures of the round robin play and then Team Martin receiving their gold medals. I've also included some pictures of the hijinx in The Patch. One thing curlers and their fans like to do is drink!


  1. Oh you fit right in with them all Miss A. How exciting to be there! We are watching the Olympic games Foxtel channel drooling over the Vancouver 2010 previews. My hubby's dream, to live in Vancouver. I received your Christmas card today. I am so touched that you send me a card from all the way over the other side of the world... I'm afraid my 'Happy Christmas Andrea' will have to be through this post as a card will never make it to you in time. Christmas has crept up on us here!.... I can't believe how the year speeds up at the end of the year! We are already receiving school fee notices for next year. Give us a minute to get over this year guys. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas back at home this year. ... and yes we will meet again in real life... I just know it! A-M xx

  2. well andrea, i think you posted to best pictures from the trials, though i should send you a few to add, you know to spice it up! love you lots, and can't wait to have you stay at casa courtney again some time soon (keeping my fingers crossed) love ocurtney meow