Author: Kurtis

Event Coverage – Lift off to London, Olympic Athlete Send Off

Alright,

I was recently contracted by Canadian Sport Centre Pacific to cover their Lift off to London event in Vancouver. The event started with a private media mingler at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre followed by a public celebration at the Salt Building with some autograph signing by the many athletes there.

Minister of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development Ida Chong having her picture taken with some of the members of the Canadian Mens wheelchair rugby team at the Lift of to London Media Mingler at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre – © Kurtis Stewart 2012

 

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Olympic Swimming hopeful, Scott Dickens at the public celebration in the Salt Building – © 2012 Kurtis Stewart

 

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Steve Podborski speaks to a packed crowd for the Lift off to London event in the Salt Building – © 2012 Kurtis Stewart

 

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Children of all ages were able to try out a myriad of sports at the Lift off to London Athlete send off event in the Vancouver Olympic Village – © 2012 Kurtis Stewart

 

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Athletes sign autographs for all the attendees to the Lift off to London event outside of the Salt Building – © 2012 Kurtis Stewart

 

Students from False Creek Elementary show off their collection of signatures from all the Canadian Olympic Athletes at the Lift off to London Event – © 2012 Kurtis Stewart

 

Scott Dickens was a great speaker and had a great speech that revolved around the phrase “Why not me?”. It’s a great perspective that I’ll take forward with me for business and sports in my future.

Event Coverage – Main St. Car Free Festival

I recently attended Main St. Car Free Day Festival. It was great to see all the vendors expand out onto the streets, shops small and large were able to showcase their wares in a really cool environment. The weather held up the entire time with tons of great performances from local bands. I wrapped up the day with some local fare from a new offering, El Camino’s (…it was defintely not the Main St. Pilsner that drew me in).

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Bike made of bamboo, don’t mind if I do! – © Kurtis Stewart
Nary a car to be seen on Main St. during the Car free day festival
Nary a car to be seen on Main St. during the Car free day festival – © Kurtis Stewart
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Delicious way to end the Car Free day, El Camino’s ! – © Kurtis Stewart

Sports – Team Canada vs. Sockeye at Thunderbird Stadium

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The Team Canada roster has been finalized and they recently played an exhibition game against Sockeye from Seattle at Thunderbird Stadium leading up to Flowerbowl. It was a great game to watch from the sidelines and I was guilty of more than once bringing my camera off my eye to see some of the amazing offensive and defensive plays made on the field. You can read a great re-cap of the game and Flowerbowl weekend here.

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