You could feel that Olympic energy returning to Robson Square last night with the torch relay coming through, carried by Roberto Luongo. Hoping to see the fans just as excited during the Paralympic Games over the next ten days in support of the amazing athletes and the additional challenges they face in order to compete in this amazing event.
The crowd gets hyped for Roberto Luongo’s arrival.
Luongo finally arrives.
Luongo’s family, excited to see him.
The lighting of the cauldron.
Passing the torch to the next 24 hour relay torch bearer.
Gabriela Luongo joined her father on stage.
Gold medal winner, Roberto Luongo with his family.
Post torch even interview. Luong speaks about his gold medal (he showed it to Ryan Kessler first!), the paralympics, the sledge hockey team and how the Olympics affected his NHL game.[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv0GmRke9Dk]
After all the Luongo excitement was over, I was excited to meet one of the day’s torch bearers. He told me all about riding on the bus with Roberto Luongo that day and how excited he was about having the honour of carrying the torch.
For more photos from the Robson Square event, please visit my flickr page.