Canada and Vancouver Win Gold

You might have noticed that Red Rock Diner was abbreviated today because the station carried the Men’s Gold  Medal Hockey game. A thrilling 3-2 overtime win for Canada and our 14th gold medal made it a memorable final day for Vancouver 2010.

It has  been a great 17 days at Irish House at the corner of Nelson and Granville over the past few weeks. I got to play Ambassador on various days as Jim Byrnes, Dave Abbott, Michael Morgan and Rich Elwood took turns as emcee for the shows at the pub. It was great fun.

During the Olympics I took four days off to visit Las Vegas and take in the Viva Elvis show at the Aria Hotel, part of the dazzling City Center project in the heart of the strip. This takes Las Vegas to a new plateau. The buildings are beautiful but  the cost is in the billions. Only time will tell whether this was a good investment or not. The show had just opened and it was spectacular. Cirque du Soleil have outdone themselves in paying tribute to one of the world’s most revered entertainers.  It is a combination of Broadway and  a Cirque production but you won’t be  disappointed.

While there I came across a survey in USA Today: “Which Winter Olympics host city would you most like to visit?” The results: Nagano 8%, Salt Lake City 14%, Torino 19 %, Lillehammer 23% and topping the list Vancouver with 36%.

Carole and I were guests in the Scotiabank suite at GM Place for the USA-Switzerland hockey game. We really got into the Olympic spirit with that crowd. It was followed by the Russia-Canada game  which was one of the best games of hockey for a Canadian team in years.

My  guess for the closing ceremonies: Michael Bublé and Nickelback.

I have been driven almost  insane with the requests for tickets to the Adam Lambert show at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. I have no  responsibilities with Great Canadian Casinos. They named the  theatre for me but I am not involved with operations.  You have to go through Ticketmaster.

Don’t forget to take in REVOLVER at the Massey Theatre on March 27 at 8 pm. Carole is producing this show and I personally  feel it’s the best Beatles tribute act I have ever heard. Revolver is a two-act musical play. See and hear 50  of the greatest Beatles songs and enjoy a  state-of-the-art multimedia experience as the story of the most important band in rock and roll unfolds. Click here for tickets or phone the box office:  604-521-5050.