PAN AM Torch Relay
Saturday, June 6, 2015 – A great day here in Ajax. The weather was perfect, the planning by the Town of Ajax was great and a whole lot of residents came out to watch the Torch Relay and have some fun! I was asked many months ago if we’d supply a vehicle to carry one of the special Torch Bearers.
With Chevrolet being one of the title sponsors, VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC being the local Ajax Volunteers’ Sponsor (400 of them), supplying a vehicle was a no-brainer.
What was truly special for me though was – carrying Louise Johnson for her stretch of the relay. She is a remarkable lady. A former “Bomb Girl”, still very much involved in the Community as an ambassador for the Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign and other activities, she was amazing. At 93 years old – she was delightful to chat with and full of energy!
As we departed Town Hall, following the Defense Industries Limited Ice Cream Social with the torch – you would have thought Louise was a Rock Star! The cheering from the crowd was fabulous. I felt lucky to be a small part of it.
Louise – you were great and it was an honour to be your driver!
Jim VanDusen, Dealer Operator
VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC