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Posts from the ‘Sochi 2014’ Category

Is This Really Winter?

It’s been really warm here. In fact, someone told me that they captured a screen shot of a weather related website where his last two entries searches were side by side. One was Anguilla in the Caribbean, the other Sochi, Russia. Aided by the fact that it’s mid-day in Russia when it night in Anguilla, the shot had Anguilla at 21 degrees and Sochi at 22! Read more

Day one in Sochi: Getting used to a new role

This is a new role for me – President, dignitary – call it what you want. It’s a strange feeling not being in the village at pre-opening getting everything ready for the athletes to compete. In fact, I pretty much arrived last, at 4AM the day of the opening ceremonies. And I’m wearing a suit and tie watching the athletes and mission staff walking from high up in the stadium. Read more

In Transit – When is an airline lounge worth a blog?

Travelling halfway around the world presents challenges, but also its share of pleasant surprises. Read more

Prequel: Hill Day in Ottawa

We don’t get to do what we need to do at the Canadian Paralympic Committee without some help, big and small. We have a large number of volunteers giving their time, dedicated employees working long hours, and funders that keep us in business. Our biggest funder is the federal government, and shortly before the games, we trekked to Ottawa to meet as many MPs and Ministers as we could in a day. Read more