Olympics

Residents Suffering Fear of Olympics Being Over (FOBO) As the Closing Ceremonies for the 2010 Vancouver Games Draw Near

Fear of the Olympics being over (FOBO) afflicts four out of five  Vancouverites, a recent survey taken by Team Vancouver Observer shows.   "Will our city remain so jovial and friendly?"...

Mayor Robertson declares Canada Snowboard Day and honours Olympic medalists Maëlle Ricker and Mike Robertson

Mayor Gregor Robertson declared February 24th, 2010 Canada Snowboard Team Day to honour women's snowboard cross gold medalist Maëlle Ricker and congratulate all of Canada’s snowboard competitors at...

Canada Beats Russia in Hockey at the 2010 Vancouver Games and the Crowds Go Wild

There were kisses for Canada and shouts of joy on the streets as Canada  defeated Russia last night in hockey at the 2010 Winter Games. From the DTES to Kitsilano and all across Canada, it was...

CBC's Mark Forsythe Asks Me Why I Love Vancouver and Why Canadians Love Stephen Colbert

An interview with CBC's Mark Forsythe about my book, "Why I Love Vancouver," leads me to examine unexpected questions and to try not to sound like just another "ice-hole."

A Cynical Elitist’s Big Olympic Weekend Out

During my big Olympic weekend out, I came across some truly Canadian moments.

W2 Culture + Media House Holds Conference on Olympics and Social Media

Exciting, inspiring, and educational conference on the Olympics and Social media. The keynote speech by Andy Miah provided a very informing presentation on the historical growth of the Olympics from a

China Concedes to Canada in Curling at 2010 Olympic Games

As Canada faced off with China in the round robin tournament for Olympic Men's Curling, fans of all shapes and sizes cheered them on. Story in pictures.

Celebrities, Athletes, Go Go Dancers, Hip Hop Artists, and Club Shots from the 2010 Olympic Games

Warning: great shots of celebrities and should-be celebrities inside.

A Bold Curry for Jon Montgomery

This is a nicely satisfying vegan dish, packed with big flavours. I thought that something bold was right for an athlete who competes in a daredevil sport like skeleton. By the way, did anybody...

Taking Back Vancouver's Streets

Has anyone noticed how Vancouver’s downtown streets have become a giant social experiment during these Olympic Winter Games? With several major streets closed to vehicular traffic, the public has...