The Winter Olympics are just a few weeks away and Vancouver is preparing to organize a remarkable cultural and physical phenomenon that has become an international symbol for the betterment of humankind in winter sports.
I am honoured to tell you all that I have been given a unique opportunity to participate in this upcoming Olympics. On December 17th, I will be carrying the Olympic Flame through the streets of downtown Toronto. One of the sponsors, the Royal Bank of Canada, asked me and I was overwhelmed and humbled to be one of the 12,000 torchbearers chosen.
I ask for all your support to attend this celebration with me when I carry the torch. My Olympic torchbearer number is OTR049-254 and my segment of the relay will start at approximately 6:25 pm at the back of Sick Kids Hospital on Elizabeth Avenue (a block south of College Street, just east of University Avenue) and turn right along Elm Street, then turning right on University Avenue to the staff entrance of Sick Kids Hospital.
The Olympic Games are really one of the few international events where people from throughout the world can come together in the spirit of good sportsmanship and citizenship and just have fun. I hope to honour and celebrate this spirit with all of you on December 17th in Toronto when I carry the Flame and again, thank you for all your support.
“Together We Can Make A Difference”