MAR. 12 | La Journée de la Francophonie ... J'en fais partie!

  • Posted on: 12 March 2009
  • By: Michelle

Last week I went to Victoria as a representative of the Act Now BC Athlete Ambassador Team to be part of the
B.C. Journée de la Francophonie, since their theme this year was "Sports and the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games."

The event was held at the Legislature and one of the agenda items, apparently, included having an Anglophone development athlete in an obscure sport give a speech. To a group of Francophones. En Français.

MAR. 09 | Things that were meant to be ...

  • Posted on: 9 March 2009
  • By: Michelle

So, I am a Pre-Games Volunteer Track Host at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Essentially, this means I donate my time and expertise to a multi-billion dollar organization in exchange for a fleece pull-over and the opportunity to attend a volunteer-only scrap booking seminar. But it also means that I get to wear a lanyard with official venue credentials and look important and knowledgeable for about four hours every second weekend throughout the summer. And really, who can argue with that kind of opportunity?


FEB.15 | In case you are wondering what I do once my sliding season is over ...

  • Posted on: 16 February 2009
  • By: Michelle

Mostly I just sit around in my housecoat, sipping champagne and eating chocolate-covered strawberries, watching reruns of General Hospital.

Occasionally, however, I am required to attend certain public functions in order to pacify my adoring fans who are perpetually waiting in the wings to catch a glimpse of the graceful and alluring figure that is me in a snowsuit, sucking wind while hauling my sled around on my shoulder.