Feb. 04 | FIRE!

  • Posted on: 5 February 2010
  • By: Michelle

Well ... uhhh ... THAT was pretty freakin' awesome.

So tonight the torch came through Squamish, and, gotta be honest, there is pretty much nothing in the world quite like being right there within an arm's length of the Olympic flame.

Don't tell anyone ... but I might have almost cried ...

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There was a whole evening of festivities, including a bunch of wicked performances. There were fire dancers who were hoola-hooping and juggling a lot of toys engulfed in flames, a Bhangra dance group, several joint-effort community choirs, an award-winning First nations band and ... uhhh ... me ...

I mean, because, really what would this extremely symbolic Olympic celebration be without the inclusion of your local non-Olympian development skeleton athlete ... ?

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They interviewed me and a REAL Olympian, snowboarder Dominique Vallée who did half-pipe and raced boardercross in Torino. As far as cool factor goes, she wins hands down.

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I did however manage to get a pretty big cheer from the home crowd when asked about why I moved to Squish and answered that as a skeleton athlete my choice was between Calgary and Squamish, which ... well ... wasn't much of a choice ... (sorry Calgary ... but it's true. Also ... I am not really sorry ... )

All in all ... a pretty cool night to be a part of ...

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Yeah ... ummm ... you kinda do ...

Note: The husband demands a shout out to acknowledge his role as event photographer. Consider him shouted at ... except that last shot. His goatee took that picture.