Never, in my wildest dreams, did I ever imagine that I would be sitting in an Olympic stadium, in the 9th row up, watching a Canadian Gold Medal Figure Skating competition.
But that's where I was, last night, when Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won Canada's first-ever Gold Medal in Ice Dancing!
Here's how it happened!
Hailey owns her own professional organizing business, but she occasionally works as a 'temp' Nanny for visitors to Whistler. She had a nanny job night before last, and the folks happened to mention that they had tickets to the Ice Dance event, and weren't going to be able to go. Did Hailey know of anyone who might be interested in buying them?
At $450. Per ticket. Since they were in that 9th row, and about a hundred feet from the 'Kiss and Cry' area and all.
Well, um, no, she didn't. But when she arrived to nanny for them again yesterday morning, they still hadn't sold the tickets. So, as she and I had discussed the night before, she offered them $100 each for those tickets.
They accepted. Never in my wildest dreams! She had to ask them to get home from another event early enough for us to drive in to the city, and I had to get off my volunteer shift early, but ...
Pacific Colliseum, 4:30 pm, Monday, February 22nd. There we were, complete with the $10 Canadian flag we'd bought outside the stadium!
The whole evening was absolutely magical, of course, but the 'Grand Finale' was our very own Canadian pair, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Here they are warming up...
And the performance of a life-time for them...
And then the wait in the 'Kiss'n'Cry' area, which was less than 100 feet away from us!
So Tessa and Scott's dream came true last night -- and being there to see it, live, means that mine did, too!