Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 9

Thanks again, Mr. Mead, for the sweater!

Hello to all my friends across Canada and the United States that are following the blog!

The celebration of Jon Montgomery’s gold medal win in Skeleton was in full swing in the Village last evening. Huge crowds gathered at the medals plaza and filled the village stroll afterwards. 'O Canada' was being chanted and sung all evening long. I heard a few “GO TOBA” shout-outs as well.

I know that much is said about the spirit of the Olympics but the feeling of pride is hard to describe. And not just by Canadians. Everyone congratulates the winning countries athlete’s team members. This is global village.

All kinds of folks from around the world can be seen strolling through Whistler Village...

I feel very lucky and fortunate to have been selected as a volunteer for the games, as this is a once in a lifetime experience.

I also took some time yesterday to enjoy the skiing here in Whistler. I didn’t exactly shred the runs but had a beautiful sunny day to enjoy the “hill”. The 1200m vertical drop takes a very long time to ski.


2 comments:

  1. 6-2 and 6-3 from Ness Middle SchoolFebruary 22, 2010 at 7:40 AM

    Mr. Weston,

    Thanks for the update and the news on what you have been up to lately. We were wondering if you had tried snowboarding too? What do you think about the Norwegian curling pants? Have you had the chance to see any of the athletes in the Village?
    The pictures are really neat to see - thanks for letting us be a part of your experience. We are having a Canada Day on Wednesday, so we will post a picture for you to see.
    Let's go Canada!

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  2. Bonjour M. Weston,

    We are 6A Basic French class from Bruce Middle School. We are enjoying your recent pictures from the village and the ski hill.
    We have a few questions for you:
    Did you also hit the stores in addition to hitting the slopes?
    Are you good at skiing?
    Which athletes have you met?
    Who is your favourite athlete at the games?
    Next to Canada, which is your favourite country?
    Are you having chocolate milk as part of your nutritious lunch or dinner?

    Thanks again for the time you spend in keeping us informed about your experiences!

    Merci beaucoup!

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