Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mementos And Memories Of A Figure Skater

This gallery space in City Hall features a good deal on Barbara Ann Scott, including her legacy since her retirement. One of the lasting images I have of her from more recent years was her carrying the Olympic torch into the House of Commons during the lead-up to the Vancouver Winter Games. She struck me as a graceful, gracious, and warm person, a real credit to the country. Having this gallery honouring her was a very good idea.

34 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post about what seems to be a charming and lovely person.
    I love the fourth glass award. It looks like winter .

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. This world famous athlete was known as "Canada's Sweetheart". I have read it.

    Tomás.

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  3. I can't remember here name, but that doesn't mean anything. I forget names very easy nowadays. But I alwways like to watch the figure skating very much.

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  4. I'll take the keys to the kingdom and the glass!

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. wonderful...i love the last image of her

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  6. Canada definitely loves Barbara Ann Scott!

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  7. Canada's sweetheart! I like that William.

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  8. She had a remarkable life and career. she did everything with the same style as her skating.

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  9. A fine tribute to this skilled artist! It's frustrating to me, though, how we in the US miss so much of the great things going on in Canada.

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  10. @Parsnip: thanks!

    @Tomas: thank you.

    @Marianne: and oddly, figure skating doesn't appeal to me, but she transcended her sport.

    @Janis: they do look good.

    @Tex: she was.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Tanya: so did I.

    @Norma: definitely.

    @Grace: I did as well.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Red: a very classy lady.

    @Lowell: it happens when we live right next door to you!

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  11. What a story! I didn't know much about this great lady!

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  12. A Canadian sweetheart for sure!

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  13. A nice tribute to your skater. In the US, Sonya Henny was a similar story.

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  14. She was a beautiful lady and skater.

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  15. It is good to see her get such recognition, William!

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  16. Number two is just as nice as number one hier ! And I like that blue glass or crystal whatever you call it. Pot?

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  17. @VP: she was quite a lady.

    @Cheryl: definitely!

    @Linda: some skaters show great grace and class throughout their lives. Others become Tonya Harding!

    @Pamela: that she was.

    @RedPat: it certainly is.

    @Ciel: the blue glass is a sculpture given to her as a gift by the Canadian Olympic organization.

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  18. As I told you yesterday, I don't know Barbara Ann Scott and I know a lot about figure skating, But I can surely appreciate the way this great sports figure is honounered here.

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  19. She even has her own stamp, nice!

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  20. Very interesting artifacts. I am always interested in this kind of display, finding out about a person who must have been a great role model in her day. Great post!

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  21. i will have to look more into Barbara Ann Scott, she is new to me. i love the old keys ... my mom has a bunch ... i always wonder what they did? doors or a secret room. ( :

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  22. @Cloudia: definitely.

    @Jan: as can I.

    @Marleen: a fitting tribute as well.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Elizabeth: I wondered as a child about the expression "key to a city".

    @Tammie: so do I.

    @Revrunner: it is!

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  23. Great stuff William they have certainly done her proud...

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  24. What a talented and beautiful lady!

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  25. How nice that her awards were donated for public viewing. It helps assure that she isn't forgotten.

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  26. A beautiful and graceful athlete!

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