Monday, February 23, 2009

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascots

A sasquatch.

A mythical sea bear, part orca and part kermode bear.
Miga and Quatchi are mascots for the Olympic Games

An animal guardian spirit who wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with the wings of the mighty Thunderbird and runs on the strong furry legs of the black bear.
Sumi is the mascot for the Paralympic Games.

A Vancouver Island marmot.

The mascots are inspired by traditional First Nations creatures, and I think they are cute if everyone would just stop thinking about representing everyone (or even the majority). The whole point is to present Vancouver's uniqueness to the world! I saw these mascots at the Vancouver airport and love love loved them...if you want a souvenir before the rush of the games, get them at the Official Vancouver 2010 Olympic Store. There are also tons of cute apparel for more functional stuff.

My friend Maggie Ma, who is a actress (most recently seen in Supernatural), recently helped promoted the Vancouver 2010 Olympic event (and merchandise) at the downtown Olympic store. She is the cute girl making the Victory sign in the middle while holding on to Sumi.


Sunny said...

I wan Miga!

Mewer said...

Miga is my favorite too!!! YAY!!!

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