One of the best things that happened was that I got to hold the Olympic torch for a brief moment! How often do you get the opportunity to do that?! At the end of the day, they gave us binders (our training manual) along with stickers and pins that were made especially for volunteers. I now officially have my first mementos of the games!
I am really excited about the prospect of being even a small part of the 2010 games. Those of you who know me know that when the Olympics is on, everything stops at my house. I eat, breath and dream Olympics. *laughs* My guys are lucky if they even get fed! It's likely going to be a long wait to see who has been accepted though. I was in one of the first groups to go through the interview and training process. They warned us we could be waiting till the summer to hear back but I am hopeful that I will get to live my Olympic dream.
If you'd like to learn more about the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics, you can do so here.