Yesterday the Olympic Torch made it's way through our community of New Westminster with a few stops very near our house.
Carly, Ian & I (and Cooper) walked about 5 blocks to catch the celebrations on one of our main streets and then quickly walked back to another spot only a block from our house to catch a second torch bearer go by. It was so wonderful to see all the Canadian flags and people decked out in their red Olympic mitts (okay...it was too warm for our mitts but we had them in our pockets!).
Here are some shots of the day...
Waiting for the excitement to start. I must say that the organization of this event (across Canada over 106 days) was very impressive. They were right on time and road closures were kept to a minimum and for a short period of time (no more than 5 minutes) - it went off without a hitch so kudos to the organizers of the relay!
My son's friend gets to carry the torch tomorrow so that's exciting and Ian is working at CTV news during the Olympics in their promotional department (thanks Melanie for the reference!). He is very excited to be part of the games and has a really cool uniform to wear - can't show that until after the games start but it's awesome!
Torch bearer #1
Torch bearer #2 - this was literally one block from my house - how cool is that?!
I know much has been made in the media (even on the Today Show and David Letterman) about the lack of snow in Vancouver and that's true (although it's not 75 degrees here like Dave Letterman said last night LOL) for the snowboarding and cross country events scheduled for our local Cypress Mountain. They did truck in snow from outside the city and all will be "game on" come February 12th. Whistler Mt. which will host most of the alpine events including the downhill has tons and tons and tons of snow (it actually fell from the sky and continues to do so)! So...Don't Worry Be Happy!
Go Canada! Check out my own version of "Own the Podium" with a special offer on the Big Shot die cut machine (my choice for a gold medal!).