Friday, February 12, 2010

Let the Olympic Games Begin - Feb 12

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Feb 12 was the final leg of the Olympic Torch as it made its way to the opening ceremony and the official lighting of the Olympic Flame. The torch made it's way completely across Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific and thousands of people were chosen to be torch bearers. Some of my favorites were Kurt Penner of London, Ontario, a double-lung transplant survivor of almost 8 years and Shania Twain who carried the torch in her home town of Timmins, Ontario. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California carried the torch today along with other celebrities. He seemed to be the most popular torch bearer of the day, with huge crowds making it difficult for him to proceed while shouting "Arnold"..."Arnold".

Kurt Penner carriers Olympic TorchKurt Penner carries the torch through the streets of Woodstock, Ontario. Kurt received a double-lung transplant in 2002 and has been active in the transplant games and an advocate for organ donation awareness ever since.
Shania Twain lights Olympic Torch

Music star Shania Twain lights the Olympic Torch in her home town of Timmins, Ontario

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