25 February 2010
It is hard not to be proud when "Canada" wins gold at the Olympics. I think even the most cynical amongst us must smile. Watching Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir took my breathe away, seeing the Canadian women take the hockey gold was simply stunning, and witnessing Joannie Rochette win Bronze was awe inspiring. All of our athletes are 'gold' and have represented Canada with grace, dignity and honour. Knowing that the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has facilities that local athletes can practice at and become world class makes me proud too. Long after the 2010 games are over, our kids will be enjoying the facilities built for the Olympics. We can be thankful that the citizens of Vancouver think parks and recreation are important. Investing now means plenty of golden moments in the years to come.