Tag: 2010 olympics

    Montgomery shares gold with Niagara

    No Comments

    From Niagara This Week:

    The premier of Niagara IMAX Theatre’s latest movie had a touch of gold to it on Thursday night.

    Skeleton athlete Jon Montgomery, hot off capturing a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, was happy to pose for photos and sign autographs for the never-ending line of fans for two straight hours before viewing Extreme, a film exploring the lives of extreme athletes and the forces of nature they tackle.

    Note: We had a great time that night. I’ve been waiting to post about it until the IMAX sends me the picture they took (you couldn’t take your own picture with him… they had a number system and took a good photo for you). It’s been two weeks now, and they still haven’t sent it…

    Power of thought to control Niagara Falls lightshow

    2 Comments

    From TGDaily.com:

    Visitors to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver next week will be able to control lightshows at major landmarks by the power of thought alone.

    Toronto-based InteraXon has invented a headset that picks up the user’s alpha and beta waves and translates them into commands.

    “We’re like interpreters fluent in the language of the mind: our system analyses the frequency of your brainwaves and then translates them into a control signal for the computer to understand,” says the company.

    The system will be used to control lightshows at Toronto’s CN Tower, Ottawa’s Parliament buildings and Niagara Falls.

    Torch arrival should attract 3,000 spectators

    No Comments

    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    More than 3,000 supporters are expected to line the route along the Niagara River Parkway Sunday as the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay arrives in Niagara Falls.

    To celebrate the arrival of the flame, the city is hosting a free community event starting at 5:30 p. m. near Table Rock that will include live entertainment, interactive displays and giveaways from Torch Relay sponsors, including Coca-Cola and RBC.

    At approximately 7 p. m., Olympian and Niagara Falls resident Gord Singleton will carry the flame and light a 1.3-metre-high cauldron.

    %d bloggers like this: