Let the Games Begin

These are the iconic Canadian Olympic Red Mittens.
First launched in 2009 for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver these mittens grabbed the hearts of Canadians with 3.5 million pairs sold that year alone.
The Hudson's Bay Company designs the team uniforms. To date, the proceeds from the red mittens have contributed more than $30 million in support of Canadian Olympic athletes. Watch for them in the crowds.
Go Canada Go
What a wonderful idea!! nice gloves!! I also hope Australia gets a gold or 2
posted February 9th, 2018  
Great photo and idea :)
posted February 10th, 2018  
A lot of fingers will be kept warm wearing these mittens.
posted February 10th, 2018  
How nice! The American ones this year have fringe for some reason.
posted February 10th, 2018  
They look very warm! I saw the Canadian athletes enter in the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. It was fun to see the excitement and the large number of athletes. I really enjoy watching the Olympics! We were wondering about the US athletes gloves too...we were thinking they looked like the "Old Western" type of gloves but only a guess! :)
posted February 10th, 2018  
@777margo @seattlite I think it was an accidental success at the time. I remember they sold out and we're trying to get more made quickly.
@onewing They are quite warm as they have a soft fleece lining.
@janeandcharlie @harbie
The US gloves are causing a stir on Twitter. Fringed, western style. I'm sure they'll be collectors items. I heard the parkas are heated. All are designed by Ralph Lauren.
posted February 10th, 2018  
Oh I love those mitts, I have a pair from the last Olympics.
I'm kicking myself for not picking up a pair at the airport in TO!
I love the colours!
Go Canada Go!
posted February 10th, 2018  
@radiogirl I'm sure you can still get some at Hbc. I gave a pair to my sister and brother in law who are now in S Carolina. I can't hear them clapping tho. LOL
posted February 10th, 2018  
Love the gloves. Love Canada and have taken several great trips there...Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Niagara Falls, Banff, Jasper and Nova Scotia. Beautiful country! Fav.
posted February 14th, 2018  
@gardenfolk Fun you've visited so often.
posted February 15th, 2018  
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