LEGACY SHOW: 2010 Winter Olympic Coverage in Vancouver
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.
Travel’n On continues their 2010 Winter Olympic coverage live from Vancouver & Whistler B.C. Ian and Tonya will first introduce tour guide Doug Neasloss and conservationist Viki Jackson, two individuals who work tirelessly on efforts to save two endangered species, the Spirit Bear and the Marmot, both who have been selected as mascots for the Winter Olympic Games. Then you’ll meet a few new friends that they met in Whistler—the “snow angels” who are spreading love and joy throughout and the “King of Norway.” You will also meet downhill Olympic skier Kwame the “Snow Leopard”, the only member of the Ghana Olympic Team. You’ll hear how this Olympic hopeful has overcome many challenges to fulfill his Olympic dream. Finally, this month’s Travel Angel Joyce Major will talk about her decision to walk away from the corporate world to travel the globe as a volunteer.
Kwame Nkruman-Acheampong is known as “The Snow Leopard”. He qualified for the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 and was the only representative from Ghana. Being from African heritage and from a country without snow makes his participation particularly special, he is the first skier from Ghana and one of only a handful from the African continent. What makes Kwame’s dream and journey to the Olympics even more incredible is that he only starting skiing just over 5 years ago. (Note: Kwame expressed that he was going ski his best during his slolum run but that his goal was not to finish in last place. Kwame finished second to last in the Games.)