2010Feb 16

David Bedford SPAD07 hosts SPAD 2nd year students!

By Sean & Lawren Carroll, SPAD 2nd year students
We arrived in Vancouver and there were volunteers welcoming us at the airport on Saturday afternoon. We met up with some friends the first night and watched Jennifer Heil win the Silver Medal in Women’s Mogals at the Quebec Pavilion. It was ridiculous in that place. The following night after meeting up with some friends who flew in from back in London, we went to the Ontario pavilion and saw Alexandre Bilodeau win Canada’s first Gold Medal on home soil.

Last night we had the opportunity to attend the medal ceremony for Canada’s first gold medal and it was awesome. Really proud when the Canadian flag raised up. We met up with our Professor from SPAD 1016 David Bedford, who is Executive Director of Marketing and Communications with the Canadian Olympic Committee, at the Canada Olympic House where it is very exclusive to get into. It was a great time. It was great to meet members of the COC there. We are having a great time. The houses are incredible and can’t wait for the rest of the week.
A big thank you to David Bedford and the COC for their tremendous hospitality. The people in Vancouver have been awesome!! More to come as the Games go on.

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