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.
What a wonderful post about what seems to be a charming and lovely person.ReplyDelete
I love the fourth glass award. It looks like winter .
This world famous athlete was known as "Canada's Sweetheart". I have read it.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I'll take the keys to the kingdom and the glass!ReplyDelete
she is a beauty.ReplyDelete
wonderful...i love the last image of herReplyDelete
Canada definitely loves Barbara Ann Scott!ReplyDelete
Canada's sweetheart! I like that William.ReplyDelete
I agree, it's a wonderful idea.ReplyDelete
She had a remarkable life and career. she did everything with the same style as her skating.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
@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.
@Tanya: so did I.
@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!
What a story! I didn't know much about this great lady!ReplyDelete
A Canadian sweetheart for sure!ReplyDelete
A nice tribute to your skater. In the US, Sonya Henny was a similar story.ReplyDelete
She was a beautiful lady and skater.ReplyDelete
It is good to see her get such recognition, William!ReplyDelete
Number two is just as nice as number one hier ! And I like that blue glass or crystal whatever you call it. Pot?ReplyDelete
@VP: she was quite a lady.ReplyDelete
@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.
An athlete worth rememberingReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
She even has her own stamp, nice!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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. ( :ReplyDelete
love that top photo.ReplyDelete
@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!
Great stuff William they have certainly done her proud...ReplyDelete
good to feature a well know Canadian.ReplyDelete
A good subject for the gallery.ReplyDelete
What a talented and beautiful lady!ReplyDelete
How nice that her awards were donated for public viewing. It helps assure that she isn't forgotten.ReplyDelete
A beautiful and graceful athlete!ReplyDelete
@Geoff: they have.ReplyDelete
@Gill: that it is.
@Mari: she is.
@Kay: it does indeed.
@Halcyon: that she was.