This morning marked the official start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. I’m not particularly excited about the Olympics normally, but I guess as a Canadian I am pretty proud that we’re hosting them. I’ve heard a lot of negativity about what Vancouver residents have had to put up with in the preparations. Hopefully as the games unfold, we’ll all be able to enjoy them.
In the meantime, I wanted to send out a huge shout out to our family friends Wendy and Hank Verbaan from Stratford, Ontario, who are playing an extraordinary behind-the-scenes role over the next few months during the Torch Relay. They’re driving a couple of the big rigs as part of one of the two teams that will leap-frog across the country to bring the Olympic Torch to each city. I’m so excited for them! To be able to part of this, the longest Torch Relay in the history of the games, must be such an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find any details online about how the behind-the-scenes crew goes about this task, otherwise I’d love to share info about that. I’m sure it’s very interesting. So without knowing much about how they’re doing it, I just want to wish them well and tell them how proud of and excited I am for them. I can’t wait to hear all about their adventure!