I've been meaning to write for ages about my closet reorganizing but that will have to wait, as it has been a busy couple of weeks getting ready to provide a crew of 150 people to a special project at BC Place Stadium.
The NHL hosted a Heritage Classic game on last Sunday, between the Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators. It was treated as a regular season game, counting for points, the only switch up (and it's a big one) was that instead of playing in their usual venue, Rogers Arena, they played an outdoor game at BC Place.
Our temp crew was there to strap special seat cushions into all of the stadium seats. Not an easy job - there are 55,000 seats and some of the rows are very, very steep. Awesome crew though - they are worked so hard to get the job done in time.
When I started this post, the ice surface was close to being ready and the artificial snow had been trucked in. I'm waiting to see the trees they apparently bring in to recreate an outdoor feeling.
The weather didn't quite hold up its' end of the bargain and we had rain, which meant the stadium roof couldn't be opened up but it looked wonderful anyway!
The game featured a salute to Canada's 2014 Olympic gold medal-winning National Women's Team. Team captain Caroline Ouellette and teammates Hayley Wickenheiser, Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Laura Fortino, Rebecca Johnston, Meaghan Mikkelson, Lauriane Rougeau, Natalie Spooner and Shannon Szabados were honored before the game. That's almost better than the game itself!