The Coca-Cola Pin Trading Centre had a pin wall that has a map of the world and many pins stuck to it. You can put a pin and then they give you a Coca-Cola pin. I put up a Bell Olympic Games pin and received a Coca-Cola pin! I also entered a draw to win a free pin. I talked to some of the pin traders and they have been collecting pins for along time. They had pins from the 1940 Olympic Games and some were only collecting 2010 Olympic Games pins. There was one man who had been collecting pins for a couple of years and we traded pins. This was my first ever pin trade, I traded a CTV Curling pin(I had two) for one of his Rona Olympic pins. He told me that the sponsor pins are the hardest to find and are very sought after to trade. After a while they were ready to draw the winners for the free pins. I won a pin, but it was the same pin that I received from the wall. I thought for a second what can I do with this pin, then I decided to trade it with someone. I met a person who was willing to trade my Coca-Cola pin for one of theirs. I ended up trading the pin for a Olympic torch and the red mittens pin!
I had a fun time at the Coca-Cola pin trading centre and plan to go again once I have more pins to trade! Currently I have twelve pins and I want more! I think that I might be turning into a pin head! The Olympic Games are getting closer, the excitement is building! Next post is going to be about the brand new street car that will travel from the Olympic Athletes Village to Granville Island. The free ride will start on January 21 but I have school so I will ride on it on the next day. Stay tuned!