The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games was the sporting event that changed a nation, and doubled up as one of the most incredible few weeks I have ever had the good fortune to be part of, anywhere in the world I have travelled to over the past decade or more.
Why am I digging up the subject now though? Well believe it or not, this weekend marks the one year anniversary of the games and Vancouverites desperate to feel that party atmosphere again, that proud chill on the back of the neck, that buzz that enveloped the entire city for the month of February a whole 12 months ago, will be filling Granville Street and the surrounding down town core today as a smorgasbord of events are dished up to revellers in an attempt to recreate the magic we all felt back then.
From street hockey, to buskers, Olympic Medal viewings, athlete meet and greets, multimedia presentations beamed onto the sides of the Sears building and even a rumoured flash mob are on the cards! For all of the details on what you can be part of and where, check out the VancityBuzz.com event information page, Miss 604′s wrap-up, or the “Downtown Vancouver” Facebook page.
Keep an eye on the Twitter hash tag #ReliveIt, as I’m sure the active Vancouver social media community will be throwing a large collection of 140 character gems out there throughout the day pointing you in the right direction so that you don’t miss out on anything.
If the excitement level just isn’t quite there for you yet and you need a quick refresher of what it was like to be in Vancouver this time last year, look no further than this awesome video put together by the talented Jordan Megahy.
See you out on Granville later today! If you see me – come say hi!
“Jets Overhead” perform in Robson Square