First Full Day at Whistler – Whew!


What a day for the first full day of competition up at Whistler! Only Mother Nature was not cooperating, as rain fell off an on from about noon onwards. This forced postponement of the men’s downhill till Monday, one of many events in which Canada has a legitimate shot at Gold.

The day started out pretty clear as I got off my commuter bus from Squamish:

Blackcomb Mountain in early morning

Blackcomb Mountain in early morning

On the bus ride up to Whistler, one of my fellow commuters had a number of extra tickets for the Medals Ceremony later that night. The headline act was The All-American Rejects, so I snapped up a ticket and adjusted my plans for the day. But, first off to my shift at the Accreditation Centre – a small lineup to start an otherwise slow day:

Small lineup at opening of Accreditation - Feb 13

Small lineup at opening of Accreditation - Feb 13

Had some time to kill in the afternoon before the medal ceremony at 6:30. First stop was Whistler Live at Village Square where Toronto band Elliott BROOD was performing.

Elliott BROOD - Whistler Village Square

Elliott BROOD - Whistler Village Square

On the way to the medals ceremony, I also ran into street performers Duh Hockey Guys:

Duh Hockey Guys - Whistler Live street performers

Duh Hockey Guys - Whistler Live street performers

Whistler’s Rob Boyd carried in the Olympic Torch to light the cauldron in Whistler, with John Furlong and other officials greeting him.

Olympic Torch carried into Whistler by Rob Boyd

Olympic Torch carried into Whistler by Rob Boyd

My complete set of pictures from the day can be found here.

I’ll leave you with a video I shot of the first medals presented at Whistler, for the Men’s Normal Hill Ski Jumping:

First Medals Presentation @ Whistler – Feb 13, 2010 from Enzo Federico on Vimeo.

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