Scotland/Canada pin on the Governor General’s scarf

Today Her Excellency The Governor General of Canada visted the Athletes’ Village in Whistler. She signed the Truce Wall, as did her husband and daughter.

Governor General of Canada signing the Truce Wall

She seems a very engaging person and took a great interest in the work some of the athletes are doing as ambassadors for their sport and their country.

Unfortunately, for all who attended the visit, the heavens opened at the wrong time and the rain was very heavy at one point.  Undeterred the Gov Gen continued on with her speech and eventually put on a very fetching Canada hat for protection, which was in keeping with the rest of her outfit.

Governor General of Canada

As she was leaving she stopped to speak to some of the volunteers and I took the opportunity to give her a Scotland/Canada pin, which she immediately pinned on her scarf, shook my hand and thanked me.

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Today, while walking through the Village, I was behind a member of the Slovenian team and noticed the country name in two different colours, highlighting the word ‘love’…quite apt considering it’s St Valentine’s Day.

Slovenia uniform

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