If you are like me, and have spent many hours watching CBC this month and enjoying the up and downs of Team Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics, we are not alone. But the commercial breaks also stirred up more feelings on Canadian pride, thanks to some Olympic themed ads that tugged at our heart strings.
One of the ads is from Canadian Tire, featuring a group of kids curling their young hearts out with intensity and passion. The rink is dimly lit, and looks like it's been a part of the community forever, giving the ad a sort of timeless feel. That's because the rink in real life has been part of a Vancouver community for nearly 60 years. This Canadian Tire commercial was filmed at Vancouver's Marpole Curling Club, a facility that was built in 1959, and it still holds the same inviting atmosphere that it did back then.
Obviously there was some dramatic lighting at work in the TV spot, but the Marpole Curling Club has kept their facility and 6 sheets of ice, meeting rooms and cafe up to date, while preserving it vintage vibes. Congratulations Team Canada on a great Olympics!