Monthly Archives: February 2010

PREMIER’S STATEMENT ON FIRST CANADIAN GOLD

VANCOUVER – Premier Gordon Campbell issued the following statement today
congratulating Alexandre Bilodeau of Montreal, Quebec for winning Canada’s first
Olympic Gold medal on Canadian soil:

“On behalf of all British Columbians, I congratulate Alexandre Bilodeau
of Montreal, Quebec for being the first Canadian in Olympic history to win a gold
medal in Canada.

“Canadians have been dreaming of this moment for decades and Alexandre’s
spectacular performance was a breath-taking moment for millions across our country.

“This gold medal performance will be chronicled as one of the greatest
moments in Canadian sport history. It will inspire millions of young people from
across our country to work hard and pursue their dreams.

“As British Columbians and Canadians we are proud to welcome the world
with open arms to the 2010 Winter Olympics and this first Canadian gold medal will
bring us all a little closer as we unite to cheer on our Canadian athletes. Go Canada Go!”

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Blogger.com

God, what an exercise in frustration. I want to open a blogger.com account for revenue purposes – as much as I love wordpress free (and I do), I’d like to earn a few extra dollars. Well sorry Blogger, but your sign in process is really out of control – yes I know I once had an account with you an eon ago at some random hotmail address, but guess what, I can’t remember it…I never will and you are never going to allow me to just sign in and start all over again.
BTW, I can’t sign in using my old blogger account, cuz I don’t know it….
So see ya. I’ll find some other way to monetize, but it won’t be with you.

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gung hay fat choy

Plans for Sunday, Feb. 14th include the Chinese New Year Parade downtown Vancouver and a romantic dinner at Salad Des Fruits on 7th. Lots of chocolate as well. Lisa and a few other friends (actually half our group were Lisa’s) a working brunch, went for Dim Sum earlier today at Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant and it was, as ever, delicious and we ate way too much. Tonight it’s all about sushi – Lisa is choosing where to eat – she’s the visitor – my American cousin…
I’d add pictures of these adventures, but Mac won’t upload from my camera – something is broke – need to go to the MAC store, but not while the Olympics are on. It’s a drag though…
Anyway, we spend a lot of time on our computers working away, but it is fun to do it with another human…

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Qualicum Beach Artist Creates Painting for Fallen Georgian Slider with Vancouver Children’s Hospital

Richmond, BC – Qualicum Beach painter Penny Hiebert, known as ‘Monk’, has dedicated her latest piece, selected for showcase at BC Street at the Richmond O Zone, to deceased Georgian slider Nodar Kumaritashvili who tragically died during a training session Friday, and VANOC Chairman Jack Poole. Hiebert will be bringing the painting to BC Street’s Spirit Square on Monday, Feb. 15 at 5 to 7 p.m.

The dedicated painting, called “Nordar’s Spirit”, is a collaborative project with children from the Vancouver Children’s Hospital, who will all be making personal brushstrokes on the painting.

“The large oil painting is 40 inches by six feet,” says Hiebert. “It will depict two trees from our magical, Cathedral Grove forest on Vancouver Island. I believe that the Olympian spirit of Nodar and Jack Poole will live on and have longevity just like these trees.”

With experience spanning over 25 years as a professional artist, Hiebert has had galleries shown in Parksville, Vancouver Island and Edmonton/St. Albert, Alberta. Her principal studio is at beautiful Rathtrevor Beach on Vancouver Island. Hiebert’s original paintings and hand-embellished giclee prints live in galleries, homes and corporate spaces throughout Canada and worldwide. Monk is completing the piece with a visit to BC Children’s Hospital, where children will become part of this collaborative work by applying the final strokes.

“Beautiful British Columbia” will take centre stage as one of the featured venues at the Richmond O Zone during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. BC Street, open during the Games (February 12-28) will highlight seven spectacular regions of the province: Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Sooke, the District of Tofino, Comox Valley, South Okanagan-Similkameen, the Cariboo Regional District and the Kootenay Rockies.

BC Street will represent 82 communities from across the province, and local mayors will be making appearances at their respective pavilions during the Olympic Games. Taking place adjacent to Richmond City Hall, the seven pavilions will each have interactive components for guests from across British Columbia and around the world.

BC Street will be open daily during the Games, February 12th to February 28th, 3:00pm – 11:00pm weekdays and 12:00pm – 11:00pm weekends. BC Street is located in the parking lot behind the Richmond’s City Hall on No. 3 Rd., a short walk from the Canada Line station. For more information visit: http://www.richmondozone.ca.

Event:
Dedicated painting by Qualicum artist Monk comes to BC Street’s Spirit Square

Date:
Monday, Feb. 15

Time:
5 p.m.

Location:
Spirit Square at BC Street (located within the Richmond O Zone)

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Olympics in Vancouver

It’s funny. I didn’t vote for the Olympics and I’ve been very grumpy about the whole spending orgy and upset when I saw that our government is planning a $10,000,000 dollar cut to the Ministry of Family and Children, BUT, in spite of all of this, I have been having a really great time for the past four or five days. It’s raining here, but that’s to be expected, after all it is winter and just because it snowed last year, doesn’t mean we can count on a two cold winters in a row. It’s actually really comfortable weather for wandering the streets of downtown Vancouver and soaking up the atmosphere of fun, anticipation and excitement. I’ve got Lisa here – of Rose City Journal fame. She got here last night in an RV and brought bourbon from Kentucky and all of her enthusiasm. We’ve got a full schedule of fun booked for the week. This is one of the reasons why I’ve ignored my blog. Gotta go.
Go Canada Go!

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