I woke this morning to a light covering of snow and it looked very pretty. By the time I was going out the snow had stopped and it was actually quite mild. Mind you I was dressed from head to toe in my new Olympic volunteer’s uniform and I was very cosy.
All volunteers have been provided with a ski-type jacket, padded ski trousers, a gilet (vest), two long sleeved t-shirts and a toque hat. I like the clothing, the colour is a nice shade of blue. The toque (beanie hat) I will get used to.
Today had my first job specific training session, a lot of which is just commonsense, and we were all given a CPR Anytime kit! I hope I never have to give CPR to anyone.
At the training I met another Commonwealth Games friend. Todd Allison is one of the Village’s team leaders and I have known him since the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. I am looking forward to working with Todd again.
After the training was over I went for a bit of a recce around the Village, to find out what was where. I walked the perimeter of the Village, which is quite the expanse. The athletes accommodation is very nice from the outside, made from wood and in a variety of designs. I passed where Team GB will stay and I dropped in to say hello and they kindly gave me a team pin.
Other than the Team GB office, I am not going to post any photos of the Village at this time because I don’t believe it would be proper before the arrival of the athletes. I will say however, that they should have great time in the Village and they will be well looked after.