On Saturday Dallas, Sydney, and I went to the Olympic Torch Relay ceremony down at the Mall and we saw the Olympic Torch. At first I was really debating about going but, in the end, I have to say I had a really great time and I’m glad I went! Spending the day taking pics with Dallas is great because I think we learn a lot from each other and we have fun! :)
I’ve already posted these to Flickr and Facebook and thought I’d post a few on my blog. There’s quite a lot but I’ll only choose a few for my dial-up fans. :) If you’d like to see the whole collection go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/kansasa/
With a large, cheering audience, Bob Sheridan ran the torch up to the stage.
George Leach, originally from Lillooet, came back to give us an awesome performance.
An artist with a spinning canvas did an excellent job of entertaining the audience.
The music was loud and the crowd was cheering as he continued to spin and paint!
The finished painting was donated to the Village of Lillooet. Great job!!
Gymnasts Dancers with a ton of energy. They moved so fast just watching them I was starting to sweat! LOL
The dancers were moving to the beating of drums, as well as 5 gallon buckets used as drums, with the drummers tossing their drum sticks in the air.
Sydney had a blast and got to see history in the making. She was also our camera assistant and, for most of the ceremony, held my heavy camera bag and was quick as a whip exchanging lenses for me, thanks Sydney! :)
After the mall event the Torch was carried down to the Old Fraser River Suspension Bridge.
I put together a short video clip of some of the entertainers but wished I could have gotten some footage of the runners with the Torch. I’m seriously debating whether to get a separate video camera because when I’m in video mode I can’t take pics and vice versa but I dread the thought of hauling around another piece of equipment!
If you can’t view the video at my blog click here to visit YouTube, and please rate the video while you’re there! :)
Check out the rest of the pictures at my flickr site. I hope you all had a great weekend! :)