And we've got a... symbol
The committee for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics unveiled their symbol for the games over the weekend with much fanfare. The design (seen at left) certainly looks a lot different than what I was expecting — something with a mountain (it is, after all, being held at Whistler) — and you have to wonder how appropriate using a piece of Inuit artwork is when Vancouver is as far from polar climes as one can get in Canada.
In any event, this is one of the first pieces of putting together the games in my home province. Here's hoping that part of my future endeavors in journalism includes some coverage of these Games (although according to the Globe and Mail's William Houston, the Post's Cam Cole may be headed out West for that gig — how's that for stiff competition).
UPDATE Not to say I told you so, but B.C.'s First Nations are upset over the selection of the Inuit symbol.
PS On another note, apologies for the dearth of posting, but I was in Montreal for the past few days. It was my first time there, and I must say it was pretty amazing. A highly-recommended destination.