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A gold medal, please, to the wonderful person(s) who did a wonderful thing in spotting my purse and handing it in! That big hug I gave to the staff member from the "operations" office, who walked my purse over, was also meant for my "Olympic" hero of my day that golden day! Thank you!

Bonnie Strukoff

Delta, B.C.

 

An Olympic-sized thank you

I want to send out an "Olympic" big thank you for what will go down as one of my best Olympic experiences thus far!

On one of the most crowded days in Whistler, this past Saturday, I realized that I had lost my purse somewhere outside one of the shops in the middle of the festive afternoon. With a heavy heart I frantically made the circuit with my sad tale to the very sympathetic ears at the stores, info centre, RCMP office and finally the main visitor centre where, to my greatest and uplifting surprise, I was informed that it had just been turned into the "operations" office and would be walked over to me!

A gold medal, please, to the wonderful person(s) who did a wonderful thing in spotting my purse and handing it in! That big hug I gave to the staff member from the "operations" office, who walked my purse over, was also meant for my "Olympic" hero of my day that golden day! Thank you!

Bonnie Strukoff

Delta, B.C.

 

Right on Maëlle

Something big happened yesterday that reminded me why it's best to keep your mobile phone as just that - rather than an all-in-one e-mail, Internet, Facebook, video, camera, GPS, calendar and phone.

I was in the car when a Facebook message popped up that said "Maëlle wins Gold," which nearly caused me to crash and swallow my Blackberry whole.

I later saw what a sensational victory it was and Maëlle's giggle through the camera at the finish line - beamed around the world - just made it all the better. It was the giggle of a Champion who just won a gold medal all of Canada can celebrate.

She gave me a similar giggle when I asked her to climb and pose on a light pole for a photograph I did for Pique about seven years ago. I'd like it on the record that I said out loud in the Pique office after that story that Maëlle could win a gold medal.

And what about big Karl Ricker... I'm sure he was going positively (enviro) mental on the finish line. He's now got something to yarn about on the next Brackendale Eagle count.

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