Ponoka cheers Olympic athletes in London cab

Ponoka is wishing Canada’s Olympic athlete’s success at the London Olympic Games, that start Friday.

Ponoka is wishing Canada’s Olympic athlete’s success at the London Olympic Games, that start Friday.

On its tour across Canada, a London-style cab stopped at Ponoka’s RBC so cheer videos could be made and posted on the RBC website.

The Boys and Girls Club of Ponoka made videos and got autographs and pictures with Paralympic downhill skier Viviane Forest.

Forest won gold medals in two Summer Paralympic Games in 2000 and 2004.

Forest has four per cent vision and uses a guide to ski. In 2010 she and her guide won medals in every race that ran.

“It’s always great to see the new generation looking at Olympians,” Forest said. “You never know, we might inspire one of them and they might be the next Sidney Crosby or the next future Olympian.”

Although she competes in the Winter Olympics Forest isn’t taking the summer to relax. “We train non-stop. We have to.”

Forest is going to Whistler, B.C. on the weekend for 10 days then head to Chile. “We ski all year long, chase the snow,” Forest said.

“It’s fun to be with the Royal Bank,” Forest said. RBC has supported Olympic and Paralympic athletes since 1947.

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