I would like to say a quick hello from Rio!! Team Canada is here for our 1st training camp of the season; a trial run for the Pre-Olympic and Olympic Preparations.
Today is our day off here in Brazil, meaning we had the opportunity to tour this incredible city. Starting with the famous stairs, called Escadaria Selarón. They are so famous because there are tiles from every country around the world as well as other creative arts, making a beautiful staircase in the city centre. We found the ‘Canada tile’ pretty quickly!
Next stop: Christ the Redeemer, which has to be one of the most breathtaking experience a person could have. I have now been to Rio twice now and each time I’ve been able to see the sites, my heart leaps for joy. It’s a place that you should definitely put on your bucket list!!
After our Brazilian lunch, we met our COC coordinator, Andre, to take us to the 2016 Olympic Village! It was so amazing to see the models and plans for the Games, which we are fighting to be a part of! Andre showed us where our training centres will be as well as the Olympic Park, the Village and the Canadian Performance Centre… Just seeing what the Games will look like, sparks a flame so bright inside us. It has been an amazing day for Team Canada!
Back to training tomorrow!!