Monday, February 22, 2010

Canadian Souvenir Giveaway

Vancouver has been in an Olympic frenzy for the last couple of weeks. It's been a sea of those red mittens, painted faces, and flags as impromptu capes. I love seeing, and shooting, all of that but for me, I prefer the subtle approach to Canadiana. 


To celebrate all this Canadian spirit, and the fact that I have 99 lovely followers, I'm having my first giveaway! Up for grabs is a much sought after Evokativ T-shirt. Each design represents little known Canadian facts, and each T comes with a story tag (which is like another souvenir!).
I think these are a perfect, not in-your-face, souvenir. If you'd like a chance to own one, simply leave a comment and let me know which design you like best (choice of designs above). I'll make the draw on March 1st. If you're not the lucky winner, one of my favourite shops, Walrus, is selling all of the designs. They're located in Vancouver, so if you're in the area you really should check out this shop!

I leave you with a few images of Olympic fever....

 I love this couple.

This beautiful hand painted mural,at the back of the Vancouver Art Gallery, is by Michael Lin. It's titled 'A Modest Veil'.

One of the many long Olympic cues.

The Vancouver Art Gallery steps is the spot for many peaceful protests. Here is Peta pushing their message. The young man with the pink heart, except for the socks and shoes, was completely naked. I'm happy he had that heart.

33 comments:

Robe said...

Yes, I'm glad his heart is in the right place ; )
Go Canada, Go.

Sarah said...

I love the couple in the first photo! I am also loving the Olympics - Vancouver is GORGEOUS!

p.s. I like the bottom middle design. ;)

Melissa Blake said...

I've always wanted to go to the Olympics...as a spectator, not an athlete! LOL

Pinecone Camp said...

I so agree with you Melissa! I love picturing myself as an ice dancer sometimes, and I'm always pure magic of course. Hey, you're also #100!
Merci beaucoup.

Robe, you can't enter the contest!

Sarah, I like the middle design too;)

mise said...

I'm in for all this faraway exoticism, and I like the green whale!

Tami said...

I like that "sleeping elephant" :)Due to Olympics atmophere I tried snowboarding this weekend :)

LINDSAY said...

Love that mural!

Cristin said...

Love the whale! Have loved watching the Olympics too.

xo,
cristin

Elise said...

LOVE this post of yours, thank you

Johanna said...

Those Canadiana T-shirts are super cute! I'm in between the lighter and the peace whale. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather Cameron said...

Oh!!!! pick me pick me. Kevin wears his shirt almost every day, and I don't have one.. well, I don't have one that fits me.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Great pics + great to read your blog! That decked out couple is too darn cute! What fabulous tee's.. have to say I like the stealing the cup! xo

{little.happy.things} said...

I watch Olympic everyday, cause Japan has many teams there. I like Canada, but Iprefer to watch the game from home, it's easier and nicer.
I am happy that young man had that heart too~

Dragonfly said...

Stunning mural!
Cheers, Karen

bluehydrangea said...

what a great giveaway!! I have loved watching the Olympics!! My fav is the elephant..no the whale...oh I love them both!! OK, OK the whale!!

My Owl Barn said...

Congratulations on your first giveaway! These are all very cute tees! My favorite is "Sleeping With
The Elephant" :)

Pooch Morning Glory said...

hi janis
those are awesome shirts. i love the peace whale, screwed and lights out.

GO CANADA . we rock
~laura

PinkPanthress said...

Whoa, that Mural, just wow!!! o_O I keep staring!
I need to google it for a bigger version, this is great!

*lol* I love the one, that says 'Stealing the Cup'...
They haves more on their page that really look great like 'Super Joe'!

I love the pictures, as always they show something foreign to me... which I enjoy! ;)

FEDERICA said...

Love these pics and love your blog!
Federica
xoxo

Deb said...

Hi Janis
Love the Whale with the little peace sign :-D
Getting ready to watch the Canada vs. Russia game. Go Canada Go!!

trishie said...

Great giveaway! i like the sleeping elephant.

Suzie Button said...

I don't live in Canada, but I caption Canadian TV, so I hope I count for your lovely giveaway! I've enjoyed all the Olympic coverage since last week, it's spiced up CNN news coverage! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

Dandelion and Grey said...

I have Olympic Fever too! I LOVE that green whale! Sweet, sweet, sweet! xo

Jennifer at NicoleJaneHome said...

The Peace Whale is adorable. I'm a sucker for chocolate cake, so that recipe is on my radar.

Kitty M said...

Hope you have had a lovely week Janis, it must be fun to live in the Olympic city! Nothing like a tad of naked campaigning lol although personally I would probably wait until the Summer Olympics!! :-) x

Marisa Midori said...

I like the subtlety of of the Robertson T. I'd love to wear it hear in Milwaukee haha But I'd have to say the Super Joe is my favourite (although it reminds me of Petrocan).

S and O said...

ooh I'd love to join your giveaway (does it matter that I'm not in Canada?) that whale design is adorable!!! :)

great pictures those two in image #2 looked super pumped!

Happy Friday, hope you have a lovely weekend!

xoxo
Olivia

littlebyrd said...

These are great pictures of the festivities! I loved seeing them :) Let's see....I think that whale design is pretty sweet. That is what I would choose if I were to be the lucky winner.

Lori said...

What a beautiful mural! I bet you're getting some great shots of all the Olympic crowds. ;-) I'm very glad the dude had his heart too. Sheesh.
I like the green whale. So cute. :-)

Gaia said...

Do you use a lensbaby? Great pics!
have a nice Sunday!

passport in my pocket said...

these are ADORABLE. would love to win one! :)

thecolorplaid said...

love the pic of that couple. so hilarious! i'm loving that exhibit at the art gallery right now too...so nice and bright!

mercedes grille said...

the green whale and the elephant look adorable! :)