Category Archives: Olympic Spirit – Keep the Pride ALIVE!
The torch for the 2014 Seniors Games will be officially ignited in Fort Langley this week at the Bedford Channel community plaza on the Fort to Fort Trail. The community is invited to witness the ceremony at the waterfront near … Continue reading
Alan Wylie’s show “Close to Home” begins this Sunday (June 10, 2012) at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Alan will also be at the Gallery competing in the Great Painters Challenge for the Gold Medal on the BC Day Weekend … Continue reading
Inspired by the spirit and national pride of the 2010 Winter Games, Langley’s Mary Martini brought together a team of exceptional talent to celebrate our national birthday. With the help of award-winning songwriters Bob Buckley and Brian Gibson a new … Continue reading
Dianna Ponting’s painting “Quick Silver” caught the moment of triumph for Marianne St-Gelais as she celebrated her Silver Medal win in the 500 m short track speed skating. Another painting in pastel shows Canada’s Charles Hamelin as the “Leader of … Continue reading
Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist, Barry Walker, has caught the Olympic spirit in his new painting of a torchbearer in White Rock at the crack of dawn. Barry was born in Sydney, Australia where he attended East Sydney College of … Continue reading
Earlier this week, jewellery artist, Susan Rind, was happy she had her camera at the Pan Pacific Hotel when Olympic gold medalist, Alex Bilodeau happened to be there with his family. The 22-year-old from Quebec did Canada proud on Sunday … Continue reading
In 2008 and 2009 Cole Armour performed at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival and brought the audience to their feet. So began a journey into the world of music for an extraordinary young man. Cole was only nine years old … Continue reading
Artist Susan Rind backs up Margo and Gino in decorating the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery for last Monday’s Olympic Torch party. Susan is the Gallery’s jewellery artist who created the much sought after “Torch Girlfriend Pin”. Susan’s jewellery creations are … Continue reading
Yesterday afternoon the former captain of the Canucks, Trevor Linden, carried the Olympic Torch in Vancouver. Trevor was on the 1998 Canadian Olympic Team and after a 20 year career in the NHL retired on June 11, 2008.
Our friends Bob and Dianne were filled with pride on Tuesday morning when their Mary carried the Olympic Torch in White Rock at the crack of dawn. You never know, one of the gallery artists might even be inspired to … Continue reading
One of today’s celebrity torchbearers in Vancouver is Richard Brodeur, Vancouver Canucks alumnus. Richard Brodeur may be best known as “King Richard”, the Vancouver Canucks goalie for eight exciting seasons during his sixteen year career in the N.H.L., but Richard … Continue reading