Thursday, February 11, 2010

You Gotta Be Here!!




Happy Olympic Eve Everyone!!!!!!!!

It's been over 20 years since Canada last had the pleasure of welcoming the World! This time around the 2010 Winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver, British Columbia. I may be a Toronto girl at heart but I've chosen to make B.C. my home.

I first came out for law school and soon discovered a corner of the world that ranks right up there with the most beautiful places I have ever seen! People originally from B.C. live under some misapprehension that the rest of Canada looks like this - it doesn't. Don't get me wrong - every Province has something wonderful but B.C. really is spectacular!!! Once I had seen the Ocean, mountains, lakes, rainforests . . . I knew it would be very hard to leave. And so I'm still here!

On this Olympic Eve I hope the World enjoys Supernatural B.C.! And I hope they love the wonderful warmth of Canadians! We may not be a flag waving nation (unless it comes to the patches on our backpacks when traveling in Europe) but we are proud of this place.

Come visit won't you? You gotta be here!!! :o)

19 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Being from Northern B.C. (where it's nice but not NEARLY as nice as the South) I couldn't BELIEVE how gorgeous the south was in the summer. The mountains, lakes, ocean. OMG. I absolutely LOVE British Columbia and I'm so proud that we are hosting the Olympics. Even though I won't be going to Vancouver for all the excitement :-( Haha

A Toronto girl out West said...

Amber,

This place is pretty spectacular!!! I've lived on the Island, spent copious amounts of time in Van, and now the Kootenays. It's an awesome kind of place!

Hopefully we can convince the bloggers on the summer trip to cross into Yoho and enjoy a bit of what we have to offer! :o)

Jen said...

Awesome!!! Never been to Canada.. maybe one day.

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happygoluckyalex said...

sooooo gorgeous- makes me so proud to be canadian! i can't wait to come back and visit when i travel out for work later this year.... yippee!!!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Jen,

It's a beautiful place! I've seen BC, Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, PEI, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick - and it's all been beautiful! :o)

A Toronto girl out West said...

Alex,

Doesn't it though!?!? I get giddy when I see Ontario ones too! lol I love both places!!!

When are you coming? Where? I doubt you'll be nearby but if you are! ;o)

Marlene said...

I so wish I was there!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Marlene,

Come visit! :o) It's awesome out West!

Jocelyn said...

I want to go to the Olympics. Sigh. I love the winter Olympics. So much fun to watch. But can I go? noooo damn work gets in the way of everything!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Jocelyn,

Still - it's nice to know they're being held here! Maybe it will be Toronto's turn next!

Jessica said...

GREAT video!! :) I love it here!! :)

Thanks for sharing, I haven't seen it on tv yet!!

runsarah said...

Are you going to be in Vancouver for anything? I am hoping to go to some of the free celebrations!

A Toronto girl out West said...

Sarah,

Just replied on your blog - I'll be there for a Men's Hockey Semifinal game!

Jessica,

I agree!! It's a GREAT video!!! Gives me goose bumps everytime!

Allie said...

I can't wait till the Olympics, I'm so excited to watch!

strawberryshortstuff.com said...

Vancouver is GORG! Can't wait to go back this year! After all the olympic hype of course....I'm just not a fan of crowds like that. I can imagine it's so exciting there now though!
Diana

Bec said...

I love BC and desperatly want to move there after graduation this year! ALL my friends moved there this summer and love it :) Are you going to see any events at the games?

postie said...

Lived in BC all my life. And love it. Yes looking forward to watching the Olympics for 3 days next week. Go Canada Go

Davon Jacobson, Md said...

I really love your blog. The olympics thus far have been inspiring and I love watching the effort of the athletes. Canada is a beautiful country and I carry my family here twice each year on vacation. Keep up the great work with your articles and please stop by my health blog sometime. The web address is http://healthy-nutrition-facts.blogspot.com/.

A Toronto girl out West said...

Allie,

They were amazing!!!

Diana,

I hear you - there's something to be said about a little less crowding. Or the IOC giving me back my Vancouver hotel of choice (The Westin Bayshore)! Still I'm so thrilled the Olympics took place here! Even more thrilled that I was there!!

Bec,

Come out here!!! It's where all the cool kids are! lol

Postie,

There is definitely something about BC!!! :o)

Davon,

Thank-you for visiting!