Torch Relay a ‘Bucket List’ wish for cancer survivor

Alvina Cameron, a cancer survivor from Blind Bay, ran with the Olympic Torch in Barriere on the morning of Jan. 28.

Betty Cosens

Alvina Cameron, a cancer survivor from Blind Bay, ran with the Olympic Torch in Barriere on the morning of Jan. 28.

Then she drove to 100 Mile with her friend, coach and fellow torchbearer, Betty Cosens.

Alvina says carrying the Olympic Flame was on her “bucket list” of things to do.

While going through earlier cancer treatments, Alvina, bald from the treatments, was determined to run with the torch. She trained for two years with Betty.

At the Torch Relay in Barriere, Alvina handed the Olympic Flame off to Betty, and says it made the experience all the more special.

“It was once-in-a-lifetime, so I felt I had to come to the celebration in 100 Mile House to make the most of it.”