The people in black running gear are RCMP officers, keeping the torch runner safe from crowds.
And there she goes! Quickly, we ran down the hill so we could spot another leg of the relay at the opposite end of our block.
The kids LOVED seeing the flame transfer to the next runner, and after lighting her torch, they shared a very long, heartfelt hug before she turned to continue the route. That was very moving, actually.
Here we are! It was really fun and a great boost for the kids to finally have something tangible to signify the start of the games for them. Our first event is next Tuesday: Canada vs Norway Men's Hockey.
Go team Go!!