Submitted by Tom Brown

Submitted by Tom Brown

We had the pleasure to spend several days up in Vancouver (second weekend) with our condo a half block from Robson Square. We learned that Canadians are the friendliest people on the planet. On Saturday we had the opportunity to walk the downtown streets taking in the Olympics experience. Even though we were decked out in American gear with an American flag draped around us, everyone was extremely polite and friendly. They bought us drinks, food, and actually pointed us to the shortest ways to get to our venues.

However, things changed on Sunday (Feb. 21) when Team Canada played Team USA in a preliminary hockey game. I have never seen such dedication and passion from fans before, even more than NASCAR fans! We were treated as the enemy on foreign soil.