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It's the first time artist Thomas Cannell has seen his latest carving Thunder standing up. Since May he has been working on this piece but only ever sees it lying down until it's actually installed. Tuesday morning's weather was perfect for watching this impressive art piece go up outside the Wesbrook Mall entrance to the new UBC Thunderbird Arena, where several of our upcoming Winter Olympics events will be held.
Making sure it's straight
Ready to welcome people to UBC Thunderbird Arena
Thunder is a part of the Venues' Aboriginal Art Program which is a collection of pieces by First Nations, Metis and Inuit artists from across Canada that have been chosen to create artwork for the 2010 Olympic Venues around Vancouver and Whistler.