Compete in your very own Olympics With the 2014 Winter Games just days away, who hasn't found themselves thinking back to the 2010 games which reignited Canada's love for the Olympics? I was moved, yet again, when I re-read Seamus O'Reagan's essay, "Remembering the 2012 Vancouver Olympics", which he wrote for Canadian Living:
"We allowed ourselves the joy of being lost in national moments. And that surprised us. We knew we were tenacious, hard-working, fearless, dogged; but the Vancouver 2010 Games reminded us how good we could be. We thought big from the start, mounting the longest domestic Olympic Torch Relay the world had ever seen."And many of our most heart-warming (not to mention heart-thumping) moments during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games took place in Whistler, B.C., where you can now relive the Olympic dream with the timely Whistler Olympic Experience Package. What do you get in the Olympic package priced at $699 per person? • four nights accommodation in a hotel room or studio accommodation (two adults sharing) • two-day lift ticket for two adults • bobsleigh or skeleton experience at the Whistler Sliding Centre for two adults • Ski Callaghan Whistler Olympic Park • a NHL Ice Hockey tour (for an extra $155 per person) • or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a private ski lesson with an Olympian for $899. For more Olympic inspiration, check out Canadian Living's Guide to the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.