I admit it…when I was at the checkout of the Accreditation and Uniform Pickup venue today, I started to cry.  I know that there are plenty of Olympics detractors about.  But I bet they never got to pick up a uniform like this – and be part of something that is international, celebrating something extraordinary about being human.  I felt so acknowledged to receive a uniform of such high design and quality.  Here’s what I got:

  • mountain pants (which are basically navy blue ski/board pants, and of course, in a men’s size to achieve a little more length for my crazy inseem)
  • ski jacket
  • 2 long sleeve t-shirts, made of bamboo fabric.  So soft.
  • fleece vest
  • tuque (had to check the spelling on that)
  • thermal travel mug
  • bottle of Cold FX and commemorative pin
  • pack of commemorative post cards
  • discount card for Petro-Canada fuel

The jacket, vest, hat and shirts are in a gorgeous turquoise, which looks AWESOME on me, if I do say so myself.

I also got my Accreditation Pass – I’ll be voluteering on the technology team at the Media Centre in Whistler Creekside.  With the pass, I get free public transit from now until the end of the Games.