Thrilled to watch Canadians compete

Going well at the Olympics. Lots of changes in my schedule, working more days.

Canada’s Chris Del Bosco (behind) made it through to the final heat in skicross where he lost his solid bronze finish after falling on the last part of the course. Black Press photo

Going well at the Olympics. Lots of changes in my schedule, working more days.

The weather is so beautiful, warm and sunny, the views going up to Cypress are spectacular.

Sunday (Feb. 21) I was on the snow road which means (that snowmobiles take people that are not able to walk the 200 steps up to the stands) also wheelchairs. I was posted at the top right next to the stands and in front of the band shell.

It was competition day for the mens skicross. There were 33 skiers and 32 places. One skier had to be brought down by medical skip patrol sled so the rest got to go on.

Canada was doing well, but didn’t medal in the end. 

But what a great day. During the break they had a young U.S.A. band playing who were very good.

When the race begins you can see the skiers – then they disappear in the turns, reappear, disappear and the end you can see, so the race is viewed by a big screen in front of the crowd. We had a government official and husband brought up when they were going down, she gave us each a pin. It was from the Lieutenant Govenor of BC (the pin is the shield of the Lieutenant Governor of B.C.)

My daughter got us tickets for curling at 7 p.m. last night. What a rush. They didn’t win but it was great feeling the atmosphere and being in the venue.

Today (Monday) was another great sunny day at the mountain with Mens qualifying aerials, Canada did qualify (here’s hoping.)  Scored a few more pins today but none as “big” as yesterday.

Vickie

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