Jim Waite, coached National Olympic  men's curling teams in the 1998, 2002 2006 and 2010 Olympics.  He provided a behind the scenes stories about the men's teams and Olympic curling.  We found out why the team in Turin was called Team Canada and not Team Gushue.  The pressures and expectations of the teams add to the competition.  Jim shared stories about phone calls from the the Prime Minister, joys and sadness of some of the Olympians, and the trill of the opening parade of athletes.  
 
Jim also brought some paraphernalia from past Olympics including uniforms and the torch carried by volunteer runners across Canada.  Jim ran his quarter mile segment in St. Thomas.
 
Although he did not mention it in his presentation he is the coach of the National Mixed team that won Gold in Worlds in Kelowna in 2018.
At the start of this Friday's meeting Past President Bill presented Joan Fisher a personal plaque as the Rotarian of the year for 2018-2019.