Monday, January 18, 2010

Olympic Spirit


One of four torch relay runners in Coalhurst, AB

Yesterday Mike, Harrison, Heidi and I got bundled up in our warm winter gear and went to Coalhurst (about 20 miles away) to cheer and watch the Olympic torch relay. It was awesome! There were balloons, flags, hot chocolate and activities before the torch arrived. We saw the Coca Cola zamboni and received our limited edition Olympic torch aluminum bottle Cokes! There were actually 4 torch runners that participated in the Coalhurst leg of the relay before it was taken to Lethbridge yesterday evening. I overheard some people saying that each runner had the opportunity to purchase the torch that they had to carry and that a local company purchased all 4 torches for the Coalhurst runners. How cool is that?!

The Coke zamboni

Harrison and I were able to get up close with one of the runners and pose with the torch. Of course he wouldn't look at the camera but it sure made my day! Hopefully he'll be happy one day down the road when he has a picture of his Olympic moment. The weather was perfect, about +4C, which is much better than when a friend in Winnipeg saw it and it was -45C!!!

Very cool!

Usually I am a sap. I cry easily at touching movies, songs and even commercials. I couldn't help but be overwhelmed at how people come together to celebrate something that unites us as a country. I love the Olympics; always have and always will. I can't wait to start watching and cheering for our Canadian athletes.

security detail with the lit flame


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the chat Missy! Glad the 'Torch Day' was as memorable as it was. Don't worry, I'm a sap too! Excited to see you!!! 4 more sleeps! xxxx