Vancouver 2010: Day 10 – Mixlympics and watching Canada vs. USA men’s hockey

For this Sunday during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Rebecca was one of the judges in the first ever Mixlympics, a mixology competition at George in Yaletown.

Vancouver 2010: Day 10 - Mixlympics at George's in Yaletown

To explain it better, think Iron Chef but with bartenders. Rebecca has all the details in her post, so I’ll share some of my favorite shots from the competition.

Vancouver 2010: Day 10 - Mixlympics at George's in Yaletown Vancouver 2010: Day 10 - Mixlympics at George's in Yaletown
Vancouver 2010: Day 10 - Mixlympics at George's in Yaletown Vancouver 2010: Day 10 - Mixlympics at George's in Yaletown
Vancouver 2010: Day 10 - Mixlympics at George's in Yaletown Vancouver 2010: Day 10 - Mixlympics at George's in Yaletown

This was a lot of fun to snap photos of. All of the guys in the competition were always so loose and relaxed when they were introduced during the competition. As soon as the clock started, nerves kicked in and hands were a little shaky as they whipped up drinks while the clock was ticking. It attracted quite a crowd to just watch from the bar area.

Vancouver 2010: Day 10 - Downtown at night

Running across town with minutes to spare, we joined up with a gathering of True North Media House folks at The Edge in Gastown to catch the USA vs. Canada men’s hockey game.

None of my photos turned out from there, probably from the excitement of the game. I’ll be completely honest, and witnesses can attest, my American roots took hold and I cheered, quite loudly and visibly, each time the USA scored.

Vancouver 2010: Day 10 - Downtown at night

I want Canada to do well in these games, but there isn’t anything I can do about my years of a born and raised American. And if it weren’t for these games, a lot of people wouldn’t have known this about me. After discovering this fact, I’ve often been told that I’m the nicest American they’ve ever met.

Yeah, we’re all not that bad if you give us a chance.

Vancouver 2010: Day 10 - Downtown at night

Still, after the U.S. won 5-3 over Canada, it’s my fault. All of that Canadian hospitality you often hear about seems to disappear when it comes to hockey. But if you buy the next round of beer, you might be able to mend the international relations.

See more photos in the set, Vancouver 2010: Day 10.

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