SMUS Carries the Torch for 2010


by Peter Gardiner, Associate Director of Advancement

As a few of you may be aware, tonight is the beginning of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and the last leg of the official torch run, which culminates in the lighting of the cauldron during opening ceremonies. On this final day of the torch run, our Alumni Association President Gareth Rees ’85 was one of the runners. Interestingly enough, one of our current students, Alicia Pawluk in Grade 12, was one of the runners on the first day.

All in all, SMUS has contributed at least ten runners that we know of to this long-standing tradition. In addition to Alicia, students James Mather and Brody Watkins had an opportunity to became part of the 2010 kick-off, and Dean Walker, one of our transportation staff, was one of Victoria’s runners. Clay Chattaway ’64 ran with the torch through the streets of Calgary and Dr. Emil Lee ’87 ran a little closer to Vancouver. Back in October, Sean Wiggins ‘09 didn’t run with the torch; he rowed across Elk Lake with it. In a similar fashion, Hugh Fraser ’76 traveled with the torch in a canoe. Yesterday, Steve Nash ’92 joined in the tradition, making his way through the streets of Vancouver with athletic ease.

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