Saturday, February 13, 2010
Let the Games Begin! Go, Canada, GO!!
Hopefully the opening ceremonies for the Paralympic Games will be just a stunning! My parents are coming and this will be their first ever Paralympic Games experience and I'm pretty sure they really don't understand exactly what they are going to be involved in and I'm hoping the opening ceremonies will kickstart an unforgettable experience for them.
A few days ago, I received an invitation to attend the closing ceremonies for the Olympics from Gordon Campbell, but Andrea and I will be in Canmore at Nationals so I can't go - how disappointing!
As a lead-up to the opening ceremonies, on Thursday afternoon I was invited to go up to Metrotown, a huge shopping centre here in Burnaby, to take part in a cultural celebration for the city of Burnaby leading up to the Olympics. I thought it would be a small function but when I got there, there were huge crowds. The group that had invited me (I have forgotten the name because I was invited by a fellow board member of the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame) had photocopied a photo of me at the World Cup races last year at Mount Washington and added "Courtney Knight, Paralympian" to the photo.
So today will be busy with lots of errands to run, a workout to get in plus other commitments. So I had better stop typing and get organized!