Thursday, February 11, 2010

bursting with pride

Okay, I personally may not be an OFFICIAL supporter, but the company I work for is a licensee, our chairman was a torch bearer, and well, I am bursting with pride that the world is coming to my country for the Olympics!

I was lucky enough to be gifted with a replica torch, a thank you for some of the work I did with VANOC (the Vancouver organizing committee). This has a special place of honour at our house for the next couple of weeks - the whole family is pretty proud of this piece. Even the display box is pretty unique and special.
I love the Olympics - winter, summer, doesn't matter. I tend to watch a lot of sports anyway, but the Games, well, they're special. There is so much pride involved, I find myself watching sports I wouldn't have been interested in otherwise.

I will spend the next two weeks, with our TV tuned to whatever station is carrying the Games - CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, even NBC occasionally. I'll be tuned in online during the day (for a reasonable amount of time, with the knowledge and blessing of my company - we are all proud supporters here!) and my son will be watching with me. We will cheer on all Canadians and every other athlete that puts it all on the line for those 17 days. Opening ceremonies, closing ceremonies, and everything in between. Even during Survivor and the Amazing Race - there will be channel flipping going on.

6 comments:

jacquelinegrice said...

Hi Sandra

Congratulation on receiving a replica torch and all your volunteer work you did. You should be proud of having been given this gift to you.
How is your hand or arm doing?
Hope all is getting better. Are you still knitting or taking a rest with your cast?

Just quick questions are you getting some traffic from my blog as I have your link on my blogroll? Just wondering if that really does help.
Happy Valentine’s Day too
Jacqueline

AlisonH said...

Oh, cool!

KnitTech said...

When the summer Olympics was going on, the torch ran by my house. I was able to open the door and watch it go by. Pretty amazing.

Wannietta said...

That's freakin' cool!!! The kids saw the torch when it went through Angus - I was at work.

Brenda said...

Ditto Ditto Ditto for all that Olympic spirit and watching at our house. Pretty nice torch replica.

Linda said...

I know what you mean about the pride. My husband and I were Olympic torch bearers once when we lived in the Houston, TX area. You have it in your hand for such a short time but you feel it, all right. The weight, both acutal and emotiional was awesome!