Sunday, March 28, 2010

Buying the Torch!

We definitely bought the four hundred dollar Paralympic torch and we called it a gift from our generous valley. We had a tremendous amount of support from everyone! Thank you SO much

Friday, March 26, 2010

Top 16 best thing about my paralympic trip

Now that Ièm back at home and school, everybody wants me to tell them my stories of the Paralympics. A question i often get was my favorite part of the trip. There were so many fantastic parts I couldnèt just pick just one, so, I decided to make a list of my top 16 favorite paralympic moments. Here are the nomeniees.

1.My whole family being down there with me, Mom,Dad, and sister Nat.

2. Being there with my best friend Grace and her family.

3. Carrying the Torch!

4. Opening Ceremonies

5. meeting Rick Hansen

6. meeting Sam Sullivan

7. My aunt Jo, and cousin Steph coming to stay with us for a few days.

8. Doing interview with people and typing them up on my blog.

9. Meeting Jack Oppen

10. Going to Whisler

11. Meeting Bruns family

12. Whisler ski hill

13. Meeting Diane Hollbrook ( a friend of my grandmas that lives in Vancouver

14. Staying at the Sunset inn

15. Being in Vancouver for two weeks

16 Being able to get around with my wheelchair

17. Meeting little jack ( Tracys friend 6 year old son, he is so cute!)

There were so many magical moments that happend juring the Paralympics. I am so honoured to have been there and been able to do all the things I got to do. What a lucky girl i am!

closing ceremonies

As everything usually does, the Paralympics just had to come to an end. The closing ceremonies were in Whistler on the Sunday night. One of Tracy's friends, Dave Sharpe, worked at the games so it was nice having him with us to help us out a bit It rained at the start of the ceremonies, but right when they started, the weather got really, and the ceremony was wonderful. There were some very inspiring speeches about amazing athlete, dancing and shows. We all got globe that light up and say see you in Soshi. Soshi is in Russia and is where the next Olympics and paralympics will be. I sat at the back and got to see all the medalists come in. One of the American athletes came up to me and showed me her medal. That was cool. i got to talk to her. I felt really special then. It was another amazing night. I cried at the end of it. i couldn't believe it was over. i hated when the cauldron went out! I wanted to yell out, don't do it! Don't de light the torch. I would have given anything to go to just one more sporting event. We have all had an amazing journey these past few weeks. I will never forget this chance in a lifetime.

Peak to Peak Gondola

While my family and I were staying up, in Whistler, our family got to go up the Peak to Peak Gondola. It is the longest free standing gondola in the world. Its huge. It can fit about 10 people,plus an electric wheelchair. I could take my three hundred fifty wheelchair on their! Plus me was Four hundred fifty. i could get around so easily in Whistler. To get on the gondola people slowed it don for me and i could just wheel on. People there were so helpful, and everything there is so accessible too! Someone would come over to us with a trolley sort of thing that my chair could get on and they'd push me over to the gondola. Then someone would slow it down so i could get on. The ride was beautiful.. We were very high up and we could see the ski hill from far above. It felt scary almost. A gorgeous gondola and ride. Nat even got to go skiing with the Bruns family. How exciting for her! On a huge mountain! Had a great time. What a way to start winding our trip up

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Seeinfg the Paralympic Cauldrin

On Friday night, our family of four went down to see theParalympic Cauldron. It was quite the display. We went up the elevator to see the torch display. Wow. What a sight. We took lots of pictures, and walked around for quite a while. As I was mesmerised by the flame itself, thinking of all the events that has taken place since we arrived in beautiful Vancouver. The backdrop of the mountains and the Pacific ocean. It was A very nice family outing.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sledge hockey

A couple days ago, I went with grace to a sledge hockey game. Sweden and Korea were playing. Grace was cheering very very loud. She and I cheered for Sweden and Grace was competing against a lady cheering for Korea. We both had a lot of fun.. The sledge hockey is so upbeat. Music, and cheering, and chants. I loved that! We had a lot of fun! Inspirational as always


We had another curling game to go to after Whistler. We went as a family.There were no Canadians! We were by the U.S Swiss. There were no Canadians! U.S. beat the Swiss badly! We didn't stay long, but it was it was nice to to show dad how Paralympians curl. When I see athletes in wheelchairs, playing hard, their always winners in my eyes!