Friday, December 18, 2009

So I'm Excited

I must admit to being a bit more than a little excited when my torchbearer uniform arrived today. Last week I found out that I would be running in Kelowna and, while disappointing not to be in Vernon, is still better than say, Revelstoke!

There are lots of reasons not to get excited about the Olympics - all the $$ that could be going for education/health care, etc. But it is unique, in that it brings people together from all over the world into one focused event. The torch also is a symbol for all the people of Canada that have a chance to experience it as it passes by. People need connections to other people and as an 'ordinary Canadian' connecting to thousands of other Canadians I am grateful for the connections I will be able to make.
Practicing the 'pose'.

Exploring Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) proved to be quite a contrast to my recent trip to Croatia. The number of touris...