Day-one of the Torch Relay arriving in Canada from Greece, and I'm already tearing up when I saw Simon Witfield and Catriona Lemay Doan carry the torch on TV. This will be my second torch relay. Twenty two years ago, I had the opportunity to carry the flame of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games of Calgary. To have the chance to take part again is as meaningful if not more that the first time. I was selected by both Royal Bank of Canada and Coca-Cola. I declined the second invitation choosing to let someone else have a chance to take part. Thanks to both for giving me this unique opportunity to live out my dreams!
I will be carrying the torch on November 23, in Cap-Pelé, NB, around 11:30 am (AST). My run will finish in front of the Donat Robichaud Elementary School. I am hoping that I will be able to share the flame with all the kids and spread a bit of Olympic Spirit.
I've had the opportunity in the past month to do interviews for CBC-Radio Vancouver, the Globe & Mail and the Canadian Press....which adds even more hype to this historic moment in time for me! You can check out articles that came out in the Toronto Star this week at this LINK. GO CANADA!