On 5 February 2010, 1 week before the Olympics begin, 20 BCMA members will be running as a team in the Olympic Torch Relay. Winding our way through Olympic Park in the heart of Whistler, we will not run far--but we will run with enthusiasm. The distance is 1 km, with each runner carrying the torch for 50 metres.
The runners include Drs Brian Brodie, Mark Schonfeld, Bill Mackie, Brad Fritz, Ron Wilson, Mark Crossman, Roy Purssell, Harvey Strecker, Joanne Young, Gavin Stuart, Heidi Oetter, Mike Golbey, Geoff Appleton, Victor Huckell, John O’Brien-Bell, Kathleen Cadenhead, Ms Sharon Shore, Mr Rob Hulyk, and Mr Vince Lee.
The torch was lit in Olympia, Greece, and traveled across the ocean to Canada, where it is being carried by hand in a 106-day, 45000 kilometres trek from coast to coast, ending its journey at the Olympic stadium and lighting the Olympic flame, signifying the beginning of the Games.
Passing the eternal flame between ordinary and extraordinary people of this great nation, the torch symbolizes harmony and goodwill, peace and friendship, and hope and understanding.
We are all very proud and excited to be a part of history and run in the 2010 Torch Relay representing the doctors of British Columbia.
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