Friday, February 12, 2010

Inukshuks and Olympic Torch in my Town of Aurora


Today is the opening of the 2010 Olympics. We are so proud and excited to have it held here in Canada. I am in Ontario not close enough but we'll certainly be glued close to the TV as we are during every Olympic.
The Olympic Flame picture above I copied from our Aurora site and if you click on it you can see more pictures. On December 15th, on Day 50, the Olympic Torch run came through my town of Aurora. The last time it was here was 22 years ago. I love watching the Olympics both winter and summer. Will you watch the Olympics? What do you love to watch the most?

Whistler, B.C. which has fantastic snow and hills on the mountains for skiing has had unseasonable weather. Now of all times when the athletes will be competing on those hills. They have been having rain this week. Apparently they are bringing in some snow from the States as well. I can't even imagine. I can't wait to get home and watch.
The symbol for these Olympics is the Inukshuk.



Click on the explanation below to learn more abut the inukshuks.
This fall the Inukshuk became the new "maskot" in our office at work. The photo below is one our new supervisor presented each of us with this week at our staff meeting.

When we drive up north to our family cottage in here in Ontario we see them along the side of the road up on the rocky landscape. Fascinating.
Good Luck at the Olympics to every Athlete ...I wish everyone's dream could come true.
Let the Games Begin... Judi xox

11 comments:

Theresa said...

Good Morning Judi! I love the Olympics and can't wait to see it all! I watch as much as I can and love every minute. Enjoy your day!

Marilyn said...

Wow, love the meaning of the Inukshuk. It makes a good maskot too. Ha Cute. I like the opening ceremonies of the Olympics the best. We have 7 inches of snow. That has to be some sort of record. 1-2 is all I can remember getting. Weird that we are getting more and you all have less and have to bring some in. I hope you have a great weekend. Take care, M

Kim's Treasures said...

Can't wait!!!

Darlene said...

I love that Inukshuk symbolism and how neat for your boss to give you those. We kind of watch the Olympics on and off but I always enjoy the opening ceremonies. I see that Marilyn ended up with about 7 inches. We ended up with about 6.

SmilingSally said...

We have some Floridians participating, although they're not expected to medal. I hope you get plenty of snow because I know that'd make it a great success.

Lynn said...

Fun to anticpate the games!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

the torch came through our canadian town of WEllANd as well....

nice to meet you....come for a visit sometime with a cup of coffee...
i'll read on some more now...
ciao

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How interesting. I'm so glad you gave the explanation of the Inukshuk. What a great symbol for the Olympics. I'll be watching it all on the t.v. too. So exciting. laurie

♥ Kathy said...

How awesome Judi! I'll be watching as much as I can...I love, love, love the winter sports the most :)

Bunny said...

I too love the Inukshuks. Am watching the Opening ceramony just now. Enjoy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Neat! I wish I could watch the winter games in person. I can't imagine the thrill!

XO,

Sheila :-)