The mascots are getting quite a bit of negative feedback. Even on the Global BC news, the reporters didn't know what to think, that led them to parody the mascots by coming up with ones that were more representative of Vancouver with such characters as:
Mouldy the Grow-op fungus
Tarpy the Leaky Condo
The Pan-Handling Pine Beetle
I have mixed feelings about them. They are too similar in style to the 2008 Beijing mascots.