Sunday, August 5, 2012

Remembering the olympic spirit, alive and well in Creemore

The Olympics are upon us and with it the Olympic fever that tends to grip the country pulling everyone together in a common goal. There is something amazing about the purity of athletic competition and grand scale that it is held when it’s on the Olympic stage. It brings back memories of 2010 when the Olympic torch passed through the small town of Creemore.

Creemore didn’t just watch the Olympic torch pass through the sleepy little town, Creemore decided to make it into an Olympic festival. There were so many people in the streets of Creemore when the Olympic torch was run through that the police escort had to keep asking people to back up so that they could get the runners through. It was a wonderful moment that will last in the memory of everyone involved that day.

That day my company decided that they weren’t going to be left out and so we brought in two time Olympic gymnast Janine Rankin. She was there all day signing autographs and meeting kids who were star struck to be in the presence of such a wonderful person. We played her highlight videos for the delight of all who attended and gave away hot chocolate to everyone that wanted one.

It was a long day but a very rewarding day for me and my family, its days like that day you remember that you are not just running a construction company you are also helping shape a community.

It makes me very proud that we were able to do that for the town of Creemore and for all the people that came and visited us on that wonderful day.

I hope that one day we will be able to do it again, hopefully the Olympics will come back again and we will be able to wow the children with something even better this time.

Rob Abbott
Operations Manager
Village Builders Inc.

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