“Time to Shine”
February 24, 2012
Around 30 buses full of young athletes arrived at the Wesbild Centre some traveling as far away as Northern BC and some just coming from as close as Kelowna. Last night was the opening ceremonies and all the colours of the regions poured like a rainbow onto the covered ice surface excited and exhausted waiting for the ceremony and finally the lighting of the torch. Many of the athletes had a long day but they were so excited and full of anticipating it was contagious!
After a good night’s sleep the kids all were all transported for a healthy breakfast at the Vernon Recreation Centre and headed out to competition with their boxed lunches in hand. With great snow conditions at the Silver Star Mountain and mild weather in the valley bottom its perfect for a enjoyable Winter Games for all. Many parents have arrived and families are here to cheer on athletes from their communities.
With the games going on until Sunday February 26thwe really hope everyone gets the chance to visit one of the many venues and cheer on the athletes. The closing ceremonies are open to the public and will take place at the Wesbild Centre from 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Sunday afternoon!
Vernon this is truly “Your Time to Shine”!