Thursday, February 7, 2008

News Item:Beijing or Bust: Victoria's raft of Olympians feted at ceremony

Athletes delighted with reception they received from enthusiastic schoolkids
Cleve Dheensaw, Times Colonist
Published: Thursday, February 07, 2008

Beijing-bound field hockey player Ravi Kahlon looked around Saanich Commonwealth Place yesterday amid the clamour of nearly 700 schoolchildren and shook his head in near disbelief.
"It's unreal. Only in Victoria could you pull something like this together for Olympians," he said.
Qualified or aspirant 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic athletes from Vancouver Island, in several sports, were honoured in a ceremony titled Beijing or Bust. The athletes met with the students and signed autographs.
More at the Victoria Times Colonist

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