Nov 28 2007
It’s a spirit bear! No, it’s an orca! No, it’s… Miga?
I may not be the target market for the VANOC plush doll manufacturers, but the 2010 Vancouver Olympic mascots just seem kind of dumb.
Incorporating elements that make us think of BC was a no-brainer, and the designer was undoubtedly inspired by our local wildlife and First Nations legends.
But sadly, two of the characters – Miga the spirit bear/killer whale and Sumi the Thunderbird/killer whale are such a mishmash that no one can really tell what they are without a mascot marketing cheat sheet from the VANOC committee. Ah, well. At least Quatchi the Sasquatch seems sort of cool.