Torchbearer lights spirits at local school

When Alan Kuffert ran with the Olympic Torch in Nelson last month, he didn’t realize that wasn’t the end of his adventure.

  • Tue Mar 2nd, 2010 12:00pm
  • Sports

Hot topic — Torchbearer Alan Kuffert stands with Robson Community School student Dawson Clow. Kuffert was Clow’s show-and-tell subject earlier this year.

When Alan Kuffert ran with the Olympic Torch in Nelson last month, he didn’t realize that wasn’t the end of his adventure.

Young Dawson Clow, a student at Robson Community School, recently asked Kuffert to be part of his show-and-tell presentation to class.

When Kuffert arrived in full torch-bearer regalia, he quickly found himself speaking before the entire school in an assembly.

Part of his presentation included a number of special items made from recycled coke bottles he was given by Coca-Cola as a torch-bearer. The items included a T-shirt and teddy bear.

Kuffert said students were inspired to share information about their own school-based recycling efforts with him.

“It was pretty cool when they started talking about their recycling at the school,” said Kuffert.

Kuffert enjoyed the experience and said it was a pleasant surprise.