Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Olympic Torch relay

So yesterday Lauren and I took the kids downtown to watch the Olympic torch relay as it passed through town. The streets were lined with adults and children just cheering and cheering! My eyes were definitely tearing up as I saw the immense amount of support we have for our country and how united we are...either that or I was still recovering from an unfortunate run in with my eyes and loaded bottle of perfume...oops. But in all honesty, it was really inspiring to see everyone out and so excited for our country! I'm now so excited for the Olympics this year. We don't need to win or anything, but having it so close to home will be so fun! Here are some pictures from the day!

My favourite moments?

1. Driving downtown and passing all the school children wearing their matching "Canada" headbands and cheering like you wouldn't believe

2. Hailey waving her flag and cheering for everything and anyone - including a random bicyclist

3. The beautiful weather...the Chinook made it all so much nicer

4. Singing O Canada when the flame was passed onto the next Torch Bearer

5. The Mounties dressed up in their Uniforms

6. The Passing of the Flame

7. The Happiest smile ever on the Torch Bearer's face as she ran down the street - I'm sure that was an amazing experience for her!

8. The cute kids we brought along for the experience

Anyway - overall I'd say that the day was magical! I'm a sucker for this type of thing, but honestly it was so cool! Go Canada!!


Caitlin said...

We also saw the torch being pasted today... I also will admit to tearing up while watching it. It is so exciting!

Lahni said...

One of those school children was mine!

Jeni said...

that is so neat!