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Thursday, February 6, 2014

The 2014 Olympic Games

Opening Ceremonies
The big event takes place at Sochi’s Fisht Olympic Stadium on Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. ET.On CBC, Ron MacLean and Peter Mansbridge will co-host coverage of the event, starting with a pre-show at 10 a.m. ET.
Check out Canada's Olympic Team Official Website
You can also find the schedule and results here:
Ottawa is prepared to cheer on Canada in the Olympic games, Winterlude will have special venues broadcasting the games.
CBC/Radio-Canada will have a live broadcast of the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony, at 10:30 a.m. on February 7 in Ottawa’s Confederation Park on a giant screen and there will be French and English broadcasts.
Special Guests
  • Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
  • Councillor Daniel Champagne 
  • Calgary 1988 Olympic figure skating silver medalist Elizabeth Manley
  • Ole Sorensen, former Munich 1972 Olympic wrestler. Mr. Sorensen is the father of Cody Sorensen who is currently in Sochi competing in the Bobsled competition. 
  • Biathlon and cross-country ski athlete Caroline Bisson, 
  • Via Broadcast, speed skaters Ivanie Blondin and Vincent De HaĆ®tre and curler Dawn McEwen

There will be photo opportunities with a Sochi 2014 backdrop ; the Vancouver Olympic torch; and the Ice Hog family.
Olympic Games Events in Winterlude

  • Dold an official torch from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games 
  • Sit in a bobsleigh for a unique photo opportunity
  • Play broomball, a winter sport that originated in Canada
  • Downhill skiing with qualified instructors, the Canadian Ski Patrol
  • 6th annual Beaver Cup Pond Hockey Championship at Dows Lake.
  • 31st Annual Winterlude Triathlon

  • At home 

    1. Try creating a bulletin board with GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE and keep track of the medals as Canada collects.
    2. You can buy your Olympic Gear at The Bay
    3. Try cooking some Russian dishes, imagine you are there watching the games (Borscht, cabbage rolls, stroganoff, chicken kiev etc.)
    And for dessert...

    Olympic Gold Medal Cookies
    recipe image
    Submitted By: NESSENL
    Photo By: MARIAM
    Prep Time: 20 Minutes
    Cook Time: 24 Minutes
    Ready In: 2 Hours
    Servings: 18
    "These cookies are pure energy! Oatmeal, wheat germ, raisins and nuts will put you in first place for sure."
    1 cup butter, softened
    1 cup light brown sugar
    1 cup white sugar
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 pinch salt
    3 cups rolled oats
    1/2 cup wheat germ
    1 1/4 cups golden raisins
    1 1/3 cups chopped walnuts
    1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
    2.In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the oats, wheat germ, raisins and walnuts. Drop cookies by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Wet hands and flatten cookies slightly. Cookies should be about 3/4 inch thick, and 2 1/2 inches wide before baking.
    3.Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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