The people.

I suppose this graphic nicely sums up my Pan Am torch relay experience:

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Carrying the torch through Burlington on Friday night was certainly one of those “moments.”  A moment that won’t soon be forgotten.  And you know what the best part was?  The people.

The people who lined the streets as the shuttle bus dropped off torchbearers one by one, every 200m along the route.  The people who held Canada flags and Pan Am signs and children on their shoulders.  The people who came down in droves to catch a glimpse of the flame as it made it’s way along Spencer Smith Park.  The people who cheered me on as I walked behind the always-impressive Teen Tour Band.  The people who hugged me and took my picture and thanked me for representing Burlington.  The people in my community.

It was you, the people.  You are what made it so special, such an honour, and a never-to-be-forgotten experience.

Thank you.

If you’d like to see the torch up close and personal, please stop by Burlington Sports and Spine Clinic, where it’s proudly displayed.