Today, I had the opportunity to meet Rick Hansen, the Man in Motion, who serves as the mayor of the Vancouver Athletes Village. For those of you who can't remember Rick, he has raised more than $200 million towards spinal cord research. He is an excellent ambassador and is a perfect choice to serve as the head of our village.
Rick was hosting the BC Minister of Health, Kevin Falcon, as he toured the Polyclinic.
At the Opening Ceremonies, Rick was the torchbearer who brought the Olympic flame into the stadium. He passed off the flame to Catriona Le May Doan. There was no more symbolic sillouette than when Hansen entered BC Place with the torch.