Friday, October 16, 2009

OLYMPICS 2010


When we lived in northern Alberta (from 1982 - 1988, when our kids were young), the Olympics came to Calgary, a three-hour drive away. It was the year of the amazing Elizabeth Manley, Eddie the Eagle ski-jumper, and the 'battle of the Brians.'

And I missed it entirely. We owned a janitorial business then, and we were putting in, sometimes, 14 hours a day. I barely had time to watch it on TV!

Well, the 2010 Olympics are in Whistler, and I have a daughter who lives there, so I wasn't going to miss it this time! As a matter of fact, I decided to apply to be a volunteer while I'm there (February 12 - 28th, 2010) ... and guess what? I was accepted! I'll be driving an official Olympics van! How cool is that??

I don't have my schedule yet, but they've told me I'll be driving athletes to and from the Athlete's Village to the sporting venues, and/or dignitaries or international media to and from various functions in and around Whistler. Can you tell I'm excited?? I was supposed to go to the Handweavers and Spinners Guild monthly meeting last night, but the Olympics volunteer person called to interview me just as I was going out the door, so I never made it there. But this was just the BEST news to lift my spirits right now ... and today is Knit'n'Cafe, so it'll be a good day!

5 comments:

meezermeowmy said...

That is cooler than cool! I'll bet you will have knitting at your side for in-between times and rides, too.

Robin said...

P here. Congratulations. They are going to really being impressed by Canadians, thanks to you. Way to go.

Hailey said...

I'm excited!

I can't wait for all my house-hostessing gifts, and am making room for you now!

Just kidding. I always have room for you!

xoxo,
h.

0521kt said...

That is so cool!!!

-kate

Esther V. said...

OMG...this is fantastic! What an experience..wtg!

..and you will enjoy your time with Hailey while in Whistler.