February 19, 2010 | 2010 Olympics >
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While at the 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion in Vancouver for their Globespotting show, we decided to make a night of it and sample some Aboriginal food too. As it turns out, ‘Lounge Night in the Jack Poole Hall’ was the best choice we could have made.
Situated near the Romanesque-style Vancouver Library, Queen Elizabeth Theatre - and not far from trendy bars and boutiques in Yaletown, and historic Gastown – it turned out that the Jack Poole Hall was just about the ONLY place to eat, drink and sit and watch the Games. There was no cover charge and even a DJ. Every other bar or restaurant was jam-packed and the streets were alive with jubilant hockey fans.
Run by the Olympics four host First Nations: Lil’Wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, the Aboriginal Pavilion offers a full schedule of fashion shows, cultural films and music. And of course food! We tucked into pizza made with BC forest mushrooms, bison skewers, ‘bear paws’ – fried bannock (flat bread) and little quiches made from Salt Spring Island cheese.