Lynn Valley Olympics

They are receiving nearer, the Olympics are coming and like them or not, there is nothing you can do about it. For some bizarre rationale I am leaning toward the not liking them aspect of issues. This surprises me, as I am an Olympic junky when they are hundreds of miles absent but it appears to be not so a great deal when they are in my very own yard. Once the flame is paraded via our minor group in February 10th I will likely be held up in my basement, watching the activities the way they are suppose to be watched, on my Television set.

The good thing is if I must undertaking out into the mayhem, I will not have much to go. As an official celebration web site, the Lynn Valley Village Plaza promises to be a hub of Olympic exhilaration. Lynn Valley citizens will be equipped to get without the need of as well substantially effort and hard work and look at the occasions among a crush of other Olympic revelers, on big display screen TV’s, established up all over the plaza. There will also be are living performances underneath a lined phase every single night along with all sorts of other routines for little ones and older people alike. There is a possibility even a curmudgeon like me could possibly delight in on their own but the pessimist in me says otherwise.

As a community we stand to get a lot of worldwide attention, as the media demonstrates off our smaller backwoods community to the globe. Will this make a huge variation you our life in the several years to come? I question it. I think that any concerns about becoming under a media microscope are unfounded. The publicity we get might entice a few extra travellers in the coming years but out side of that, Lynn Valley will keep on being the exact same.

If you do not think me, just get this listing of the very last 5 winter Olympic web pages.

1992 – Albertville, France

1994 – Lillehammer, Norway

1998 – Nagano, Japan

2002 – Salt Lake Town, Utah, United States

2006 – Torino (Turin), Italy

Request 10 folks if they can pin position them on a map or if they have been there. 80% of respondents will say, “have not a clue and no I have not.” This will be the similar for Lynn Valley. As soon as the Olympics stop so will our 15 times of fame and we can go back again to living in anonymity.

I assume the major gain of remaining a celebration website is that my young children will be able to encounter some of the exhilaration of the Olympics. For an ordinary citizen such as me, getting tickets to situations is either cost prohibitive or only unavailable. The Lynn Valley Celebration Centre is their finest opportunity to share in some of the Olympic knowledge and who am I to deprive them of that.

In the close, I am sure my curmudgeon self will yield to the Olympic loving persona but until then, “Olympics?”

“Bah Humbug!”