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Flat Stanley at the Olympics

Sophie Mlodzik of Arkell, Ontario Canada sent me her Flat Stanley for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. I didn’t realize what a phenom he would be or how many friends we would make (because of his popularity!!). He has been seen in several places at the Olympics and even got to take part in the Opening Ceremonies!

Here he is with two of the torchbearers from the last day of the relay.  We met on our way to the Opening Ceremonies.

Vancouver is dressed up for the Olympics – there are Canadian Flags everywhere!

Flat Stanley was fitted for several opening ceremony costumes, including this one worn by the roller bladers.

Everyone was busy getting ready for the show, and so was Flat Stanley – here is is doing Yoga with Scott Price, one of the Audience Leaders.

Unfortunately, none of the performers could take cameras with them into the Stadium, but we all had a great time – Stanley included.  Here he is with some of the Audience leaders in costume…

After the Ceremony, Flat Stanley came with us to Ontario House to watch Bedouin Soundclash.  Can you spot him in the mosh pit?  They rocked!

Later that night, a lot of the cast met up, including Shayne Coyczan, the poet who wrote “We are more” for the Opening Ceremonies.

Check out his performance on YouTube

The next day, Flat Stanley helped out at the BC Victory Ceremony.  He spent the day drumming and dancing with the Gitxsan First Nation in BC Place.  The flag next to the Canadian Flag is the Gitxsan flag.  To learn more about the Gitxsan nation visit their website

At the ceremony, he got to check out the Olympic Rings – awesome!

Here is Flat Stanley with Jennifer Heill right after she was presented with Canada’s first medal of the Olympic Games!  Way to go Jennifer!

While at the Medal Ceremony, Flat Stanley met Senegal’s Olympic Athlete – Leyti Seck.  Go Senegal!

You may have noticed the Gold Medal Around Flat Stanley’s neck.  In a special private Ceremony, Flat Stanley was presented with the medal.  Here he is celebrating on the Podium.  Go Flat Stanley!

Flat Stanley has met so many people on his trip to the Olympics.  Here he is with Premier Gordon Campbell of British Columbia.

Most of all, Flat Stanley has been meeting other families and kids. Like these ones who were at the Medal Ceremony.  Everyone seems to recognize him and everyone wants their picture with him.

Flat Stanley is still having a great time at the Olympics and we’ll try to send another Flat Stanley Olympic report soon!

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