Sunday, February 14, 2010

Olympic Torch Relay in Steveston

I think my blogging will taper off a little during the Olympics, because as soon as I wake up, there's music playing from David Lam Park, and I look outside and there are hundreds of people walking around, and I just want to get outside and experience it all!

It all started on Tuesday evening. After work I drove to my parent's place in Steveston where we walked down Moncton Street into Steveston village where I could have sworn it was Canada Day. Canada Day (July 1st) in Steveston is the Steveston Salmon Festival. Everyone is in red and white and everyone lines the streets in anticipation of the Salmon Festival Parade.

Well, it was just like the Salmon Festival, but in February! The same crowds in red and white, but wearing winter clothing. The excitement was exhilarating!









This Coca Cola truck goes by with people banging on drums trying to encourage the crowds to party. A little bit too cheesy, but there's your token corporate sponsorship.



Then the torch becomes visible and everybody goes NUTS and the crowds start to surge and everything's a frenzy...





And it goes by and disappears as fast as it came!

4 comments:

Sue said...

Great photos Robyn - loving the Olympics here - the opening ceremony (which went on to 5.30 in the morning here - I stayed up!) was excellent. Hope you are having a great time. Very green with envy! Sue in Reading UK

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fantastic photos and it must be so exciting there right now.

Glynis said...

It went by Son and d in law's house! They got great pics too. How exciting for you all.

Robyn said...

Thanks everyone! Many more photos to be added very very soon, and many new stories! :) It's been exciting and a very busy time.