Olympic Fever

January 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

Crispin Lipscomb and Jerry Bried

Today we celebrated the countdown to the 2010 BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend with our volunteer fundraising committees.

For those of you who don’t know, Miracle Weekend is the celebration of nearly a year-long fundraising campaign for Children’s Hospital, the Child & Family Research Institute and Sunny Hill Health Centre. Taking place on Global BC, the first weekend of June ever year, the event showcases the best of Children’s Hospital: patients, their families, caregivers and supporters from across BC.

Thanks to our outstanding team of communities, corporate and employee groups and individuals, Miracle Weekend continues to grow every year and I suspect this year will be no exception!

Kicking off the year’s fundraising efforts, our Miracle Weekend chair, Jerry Bried, excited the troops by inviting 2010 olympic hopeful, Crispin Liscomb, and 2014 Para-olympic hopeful and BC Children’s Hospital patient, Zack Beaumont, to give the key-note speeches at the event.

Crispin Lipscomb’s first introduction to snowboarding took place on a family trip to Jasper, Alberta when he was 13 years old. Sixteen years later he is one of the best in the business. Constantly pushing his personal limits, and taking risks in competition, Crispin’s huge air and inverted maneuvers have earned him the respect of his peers and his fans, and led him to victory in the Halfpipe at the 2007 Burton European Open. This made him the first Canadian to ever win this event in Europe. In a very short time, Crispin will be going for gold – his biggest challenge yet – right in front of his hometown crowd.

Crispin shares some pointers with 2014 paralympic hopefull, Zack Beaumont

At the event, he shared with us his successful formula for winning medals, and for life in general. He ended his address by asking us all to share in the dream and share the momentum that BC is building for the Olympics.

Although the entire speech was quite exciting and uplifting, there was one message that I have thought back on often throughout the day that can inspire everyone  – whether we are training for a marathon, setting work goals or just deciding what to do for the weekend. He said, “I can live with disappointment but I can’t live with regret.” I am going to try to remember to live by that!

What are words that inspire you to strive for the best life possible?

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