The Olympics are about sports and themes. For the Vancouver Olympics, part of the theme is Canada's Natives
and part of the culture is about stories and legends. Meet the Olympic 2010 mascots:
Miga, Quatchi and Sumi.
A young sea bear who lives in the ocean past Vancouver Island near near Tofino is Miga, who is part Kermode, a rare white bear that only lives in British Columbia. Sea bears are also part killer whale.
Then there is a young, ear muff-wearing Sasquatch named Quatchi. Quatchi comes from the mysterious forests of B.C and is shy, but loves to explore new places and meet new friends. Quatchi's favorite sport is hockey and he dreams of becoming a world-famous goalie.
Mukmuk is a small and friendly Vancouver Island marmot who always supports, and cheers loudly for, his friends during games and races. The smallest of the mascots, you will also find Mukmuk wearing a typical Canadian toque.
Sumi's background is drawn from many places. He lives in the mountains of British Columbia and he is an animal spirit. Sumi wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with the wings of the mighty thunderbird and runs on the strong furry legs of the black bear. Sumi can be found at many Olympic events with his friends and he is the mascot for the Paralympic Winter Games.