The Olympic Torch is making its way around the communities that make up Vancouver. On Wednesday, the torch came through White Rock, Surrey, and New Westminster. I had the opportunity to see it on Columbia Street in downtown New West.
I don't know the torchbearer but he received the flame, right in front of where I was standing. The support from the citizens of New West was great. People were lined up two and three deep, just to see the flame for 15 seconds.
But, more than what you can see, it was very heartening to see the support from the citizens. There were lots of people wearing the colour red and clothing that showed the pride of Canadians.
Even if you are not the biggest supporter of the cost of hosting the Games, you cannot help but be impressed by the nationalism and pride that the Games and the flame evokes.