Thursday, March 11, 2010

Passing The Torch

I am SO excited!!! Tonight – or, technically, tomorrow morning – I will be carrying the Paralympic flame! WOW!!!

I'm scheduled to start my short trek at 1:00am. It only lasts for a minute or two, but I am feeling so privileged to be a part of this amazing event! I know that some of my family and friends are supposed to brave the cold, dark evening to come and watch and I don’t doubt that some of you will also be cheering me on (from the warmth of your beds)! It's an incredible thing to be involved with!

I am going to be an official Paralympic torchbearer. I still can’t completely believe it! What a surreal concept! I'm so happy that I get to do this and I hope that the emblazoned spirit that I feel rising within me spreads to all of the athletes set to compete over the next week and a half. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I can not wait to make Canada proud!!!

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'm from the Vancouver area as well, the past month has just been so unimaginable and sureal with all the activity in the downtown core! I probably won't be out to cheer you on tonight, but we're all behind you in spirit!

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  2. Woot woot! How did you get this honour?

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  3. congratulations and enjoy the moment!

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  4. Congrats!

    I went to high school 1/2 hour away from the B.C. border on the American side as I'm from the U.S. Vancouver is beautiful and I still have friends from B.C. to this day.

    What a wonderful memory for you!!

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  5. That is sooo cool! So cool.

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  6. Im so excited for you.
    have an amazing day.

    Carla

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  7. Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you - I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

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  8. Just... WOW!!!

    Dawne, you are about to have your answer...

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  9. Oh I am so glad you posted about this. I have watched all the reports and kept wondering when your time was. We tried to get tickets to a few events and YAY they are sold out. I am so happy that everyone is embracing the Paralympics!!!

    CONGRATS!!!!

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