… 22 years after the event, but it was still a sweet moment!

This is the real thing.  The mother of a co-worker (hey Paul, leave a comment so my family knows I’m not lying!) was on the Olympic board in ’88 and has one of the few remaining torches.  They only made 400 or so, and destroyed most of them, but the board members each got one, the Glenbow museum got one, and the IOC head office.

In fact as this one got paraded around our office today, another employee informed us her father was the guy who did the metal work on it!

I offered to buy this torch for $50 as a birthday present for Ben, but the owner didn’t want to part with it.  Oh well, it’s the thought that counts.  Happy Birthday Ben!