Sunday, February 7, 2010

Only 4 days to go to the Olympics


Yes things are really speeding up around here. I have been very busy at the Olympic Village here in Vancouver as the teams are arriving and everyone is getting ready. I work at one of the service desks for the building where the athletes are staying and there is so much to do to get them settled in. Do you know that the average athlete has 5 or 6 pieces of luggage!! We had a small group arrive this morning from one country and they had 108 pieces of luggage and one of the elevators was down. It was challenge getting them up to their floors with our one poor little elevator.
One of the really neat things in the village is the moose. He is set up to look like he is strolling through the streets, which kind of reaffirms our rural roots. He is kind of goofy looking but loveable and a major hit on the site. I was working in the building next to him the other day and I could not believe the number of people that were stopping to have their picture taken with him. So here I am outside one of the Canada team buildings with our moose. Have a good a good day.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Catch the Olympic Spirit


The Olympics are coming to Vancouver and they will be here in only 10 more days. I am getting very excited because I am a volunteer for the Olympics. This is my uniform and I must say I love it; it is a beautiful turquoise blue, one of my favourite colors! I will be working in the Olympic Village here in Vancouver, where the athletes that will be competing in the skating and curling events will be staying. My job is like a concierge in a hotel, so I will have a chance to meet some of the athletes and help with any problems they might have (only hotel type problems not athletic ones!). Being a curler myself, I am hoping to get a chance to meet some of the curling teams from Canada and the other countries. Of course I have tickets to a couple of the curling events as well. I will be busy at the village 3 or 4 days a week until March 3 so I must apologize I will be a little behind in my posting as my art will definitely slow down while I take on this job. Have a great day and see you at the Olympics.