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!!!


  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!

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

  3. congratulations and enjoy the moment!

  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!!

  5. That is sooo cool! So cool.

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


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

  8. Just... WOW!!!

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

  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!!!