2010Feb 23

Olympic Moments: Leslie & Maja SPAD07

Leslie & Maja, SPAD07 -make a new friend!!!

By Leslie Blachford and Maja Ronneberger SPAD07

After a whirlwind 5 days, Olympic-style, we finally sit down, pre-red eye back to Toronto, to think back on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For us, the Olympics was…

… A whirlwind of live figure skating, bobsledding, and cross country skiing events.

…Friendly, always smiling faces of volunteers and staff that you know have been working from the crack of dawn until late into the night, all day, all night, without a complaint in sight.

…Not only getting to watch a Canadian win the first gold in Whistler, in front of the large screen, under the heater, on the perfect patio, but then also getting the opportunity to take in the victory ceremony live, and with pride, as the Canadian flag was raised to the first strains of our national anthem.

…First rate sponsor activations, that once more initiate our passion for the industry we live, work and breathe.

…Meeting new friends from across the world, united by the power of sport that was truly on display across the province, the nation, the world.

…A spontaneous game of street hockey with the police holding the line, dropping the puck, and, of course getting the growing crowd to sing the national anthem to kick it off.

…A spectacular and unique celebration of sport, culture and art that would make anyone proud to be Canadian.

It was all of that and so much more.  It’s truly amazing to think of the change we could initiate if we could, more often, capture people’s hearts like the Olympics have done.  To sum it up in one sentence? Vancouver 2010 was all about turning moments into memories.  Oh Canada!

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