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February 16, 2010

MEGAN HOLLSTEDT, Web Designer in Burnaby, BC participated as a volunteer performer in the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic winter games. It was AWESOME! I was one of the skaters in red towards the end of the show. The energy in the stadium was incredible and when the Canadian team entered I have never heard such a sound. A major perk was the fact that we got to keep the costumes at the end. I spent the better part of the weekend celebrating in style in my a bright red unit-tard/jacket combo that lights up, very stylish indeed. Kudos out to the Active Assasins roller hockey team for encouraging me to start playing roller hockey. It was through the team that I learned about this (random yet brilliant) volunteer opportunity. Go Canada Go!

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Slideshow   Opening Ceremony  The pageantry   NBC Olympics_1266257580319.png

Slideshow   Opening Ceremony  The pageantry   NBC Olympics_1266257614897.png


JON BELMONTE and his Son CALVIN had a great weekend all around.  Cal is turning 7 this week and is a BIG TIME fisherman (fisherboy?).  Took him out for a big night of squid fishing Saturday night.  Late hours, rocky waters, freezing cold. Cal had a blast...and made the catch of the night!  (with a little help, of course)  Pretty intense…as you haul them up, they squirt water and ink at you from the surface.  Yes, ink!  Toothy tentacles and a sharp beak round out the fun.  All that said, I highly recommend it to anyone that can tolerate the high seas.



ANDY GEORGE from the San Diego office returned to the podium after coming off the injury reserve list in the Southern California Racers and Chasers Mt Bike Series. Andy took 3rd

this race and is now holding a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd going into finals.



JAMIE WILLIAMS, Data Warehouse Architect ran the San Dieguito Half Marathon in San Diego on Sunday – the weather and the course were great.  And Sunday I went on a quick 30 mile bike ride along the coast – preparing for the Gran Fondo ride.


FRAN BENEDICT (Email Traffic Manager) showed her LOVE for San Diego County Parks on V-Day by participating in the San Dieguito Half Marathon. The weather was absolutely amazing, the course challenging, but all in all it was a blast finishing 1:34:24 – 6th in age group.


PAUL MCLURE, Account Manager Active Educate this weekend also ran the San Dieguito 5K for the first time finishing at 29:02.  Lily our 4 year old daughter ran the 5K (her first event) with mom and finished at 47:03. It was a fun event with the family.

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ADNAN ZAIDI, Technical Account Mgr Tennis played in the 58th Annual Challenge Cup Seniors tennis tournament in Stockton, CA this past weekend and won the tournament in my division, the Men’s 35 Singles.


BRET HARRIS, Account Mgr Strategic Accounts ran in the San Dieguito Half Marathon this weekend up in Rancho Santa Fe.  It was a perfect day for the run and the course was absolutely beautiful.  For some reason I heard that the course was relatively flat and easy….but when I heard the announcer say “remember, what goes down, must come back up”, I knew I was in trouble…fortunately I was able to PR though and had a great time!

RON GAETZ, (Pictured to left) ActiveNet QA Engineer, remote – Knoxville, TN and a contingent of local Tennesseans participated in the in the 5th annual Labatt Blue/USA Hockey pond hockey championships held on Dollar Lake in northern Wisconsin.  The Knoxville Ice Bears went 4-1 to take second place (beginners division). The weather on Friday and Saturday was sunny and warm - 25 degrees or so - and we were 3-0 in the B pool.  Sunday morning we won the semi-final against the #2 Yaks from the A pool as the weather deteriorated.  It was cold, windy and snowing hard for championship game against the Evanston Ice Men.  Knoxville lead 6-4 at halftime, but that quickly evaporated as fatigue caught up with us.  The final score was 11-7.  We're proud of our second place finish, but are hungry for next year!




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