Mom to carry the Olympic Torch in 2010!

It’s crazy, but it’s true. My Mom applied to carry the Olympic torch in 2010 – she entered contests, she wrote essays, and finally her hard has work paid off. She got an e-mail confirming that she would indeed be carrying the Olympic torch next year on February 4, 2010 for 400 metres through our hometown of Powell River where she lives, in honour of the Winter Olympics being held in Vancouver. All she has to do is fill out some documents and mail them in, and it’s final!

She e-mailed my brothers, my sister-in-law, and myself, on June 12, 2009 with the subject line “Olympic torch bearer!” You could actually feel her excitement through the e-mail… “I’m jumping up and down!”

We, of course, all responded to her immediately to congratulate her, and then we let the internet know. Jordan thinks that the greatest thing that will come from this, is that my Mom will actually start using Twitter. And she has! A little bit, anyway.

Stay tuned for more updates regarding my Mom and the Olympic torch relay. Us kids have already vowed to make the trip to Powell River in February to watch her carry it proudly, and video her in process, obviously, so we can share it with all of you!

5 responses to “Mom to carry the Olympic Torch in 2010!”

  1. Congrats to your Mom! Did she win through icoke or RBC? I applied and got past the 1st round and have submitted an essay, and am now waiting withcrossed fingers and bated breath to hear if I got through to be a torch bearer – for the 2nd time – I carried it in Ontario for the 1988 Winter Olympics, now hope I can do the same here in NS for 2010. Wish me luck!

  2. Thank you for the comment, Marg. I believe she won it through Coke. Good luck with your entry. To carry the torch twice in one lifetime would be quite the honour!

  3. Congrats to your mom, Apparently she will have the opportunity to buy the torch she carries. That would be pretty cool.

    Like Marg, I carried in 1988, and i was just selected through icoke to carry it for this olympics. I can’t wait to do it again, it really is so exciting!!

  4. I didn’t know you had the opportunity to buy the torch, that’s really cool. Congratulations on being selected again!

  5. […] Let’s bring things up a little closer to the present. June 12, 2009. My Mom e-mails myself, my two brothers and my sister-in-law with the subject line “Olympic Torch Bearer!” At the time, I don’t even think I realized what this meant, but I was so unbelievably excited for her. I wrote a blog post about it even! […]

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