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4 days 5 hours to go – Some celebrity Torchbearers

February 8, 2010

As the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games swiftly approach some more names are being added to the list of Torchbearers over the next few days.  Patti is going to have some interesting company on the 12th!  Here is the list that I received today:

Day 104 - 10-Feb-10:
    JULIE PAYETTE, Canadian astronaut
    Torchbearer 112 at 18h07
    Running in North Vancouver
    Day 105 - 11-Feb-10:
    JANN ARDEN, award winning singer/songwriter
    Torchbearer 174 at 15h17
    Running at BC Children's Hospital
    RICHARD BRODEUR, professional hockey player - Vancouver Canucks Alumni
    Torchbearer 244 at 19h04
    Running in Vancouver
    MICHEAL BUBLE, award-winning singer/songwriter
    Torchbearer 261 at 19h53
    Running in Vancouver
    Day 106 - 12-Feb-10:
    ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, actor, Governor, State of California
    Torchbearer 018 at 07h03
    Running in Stanley Park
    SEB COE, Olympian, Chair London 2012 Organizing Committee
    Torchbearer 019 at 07h08
    Running in Stanley Park
    ROLLY FOX, father of Canadian cancer hero Terry Fox
    Torchbearer 034 at 08h00
    Running near English Bay
    WALTER GRETZKY, father of Canadian hockey star Wayne Gretzky
    Torchbearer 041 at 08h20
    Running in Vancouver
    DMITRY CHERNYSHENKO, President, Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee
    Torchbearer 044 at 08h34
    Running in Vancouver
    GARETH REES, professional rugby player
    Torchbearer 105 at 11h51
    Running in Vancouver
    STAN SMYL, professional hockey player, Vancouver Canucks alumni
    Torchbearer 106 at 11h53
    Running in Vancouver
    BOB LENARDUZZI, professional soccer player, Vancouver Whitecaps alumni
    Torchbearer 117 at 12:23
    Running in Vancouver
    LUIS PASSAGLIA, professional football player, BC Lions alumni
    Torchbearer 118 at 12h26
    Running in Vancouver

Yes, you read right, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be running with the Olympic Torch in Stanley Park.  It’s going to be a wild few days!!

Another web-clip of my wonderful friend Robyn running with the Olympic Torch. I so wish that I could have been there!

Speaking of which, I’m volunteering every day from now through Thursday night so I’ll be missing a lot of the Torch Relay here in the Lower Mainland, but I have made a few plans.  I’m going to head to the Community Celebration in Richmond on the evening of Tuesday, February 9.  It was amazing to see the Community Cauldron lit in Montreal and I look forward to seeing this one too!  (I’ve just read that Rick Hansen will be lighting the Cauldron, so cool!!).  I’ve got Friday morning scheduled to watch Patti run on Davie Street and then there will be the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron, so I really can’t complain too much.  🙂  But if you have the opportunity to get out and see the Torch Relay or a Torch Relay Community Celebration – do it!  You won’t regret it!

Off to volunteer!  Thank you merci for reading and sharing!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    February 8, 2010 1:02 pm

    We’re having a Torch Party chocolate fondue after the torch passes through our neighbourhood this Thursday!

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      February 8, 2010 4:23 pm

      Oh la la! Sounds lovely! Mmm… chocolate fondue! 🙂

  2. Lorna permalink
    February 8, 2010 5:31 pm

    I’m planning on going to the Community Celebration at the O Zone in Richmond tomorrow… I’m verrrrrry excited! I love your blog Andrea… read it every day. 🙂 I got my daughter turned on to it as well… she lives in Turkey. You’re doing such a great job, Andrea… you should be running in the Torch Relay!

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      February 8, 2010 6:02 pm

      Thanks for reading Lorna, and for sharing! I’ll try to remember to wear my orange and blue Mukmuk toque tomorrow night. Please introduce yourself if you see me!
      Happy Olympics to you! Andrea

  3. February 8, 2010 9:19 pm

    Hey what about me?!? Wasn’t I a celebrity torchbearer?


    • 2010vanfan permalink
      February 9, 2010 6:41 am

      They musn’t have had you on the list because you already ran. Of course you’re a celebrity!! Looks like you had a wonderful time Jawn!

      Hope to see you soon,

  4. February 8, 2010 9:22 pm

    The brother-in-law of a friend of mine will be one of those carrying it on the Lions Gate Bridge this Friday!

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      February 9, 2010 6:40 am

      What a wonderful place to carry the Torch, how exciting!

  5. February 10, 2010 12:51 am

    It is possible that the IOC is rewarding Arnold Schwarzenegger for a past Olympic favor in Atlanta’s Olympic Village. Read all about this true Olympic story at

  6. Ken Read permalink
    February 10, 2010 1:01 am

    Hey…… you know where we can see a map of the actual torch relay
    with the times on it? I’m wondering where Arnie will be running in Stanley Park
    at 7:03?
    Good Work!

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