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PiekarzCarrying the torch: Berwick-upon-Tweed, 11:34 a.m. (4:34 p.m. BST) There
are two more schools in Ghana now than there were before Piekarz started helping
to coordinate volunteer builders. The initiative is one of many
Piekarz has become involved with in her extensive work with impoverished women
and children in communities across the globe. She has worked with
non-profit organizations in developing countries like Mali and Tanzania, as well
as Ghana. While in Mali, she lived with women who were forced to mine gold to
provide for their families, her attempt to connect with the people she called
“the poorest of the poor.” “You leave your
children in the village and hope someone will provide for them. You walk
kilometers and kilometers and you end up working at the bottom of a hole in a
gold mine,” Piekarz told CTVOlympics.ca in a Toronto interview earlier
this month. “It was the most terrible and upsetting thing
I’ve ever seen. “I’ll never know what
it’s like, but I’ve seen it.” Kunaal
JagtianeyCarrying the torch: Loanhead, 4:33 a.m. (9:33 a.m. BST) Since coming to
Toronto from Kuwait in 2003, Jagitaney has become a passionate volunteer for
Students Assistance in North Toronto for Seniors (SAINTS), a senior
citizens’ assistance agency.A huge fan of the Olympic Games, Jagtianey
recalls watching the Athens 2004 Games while sick on a visit in Kuwait. He had a
fever of over 101 degrees, but remembers watching most of the Games, partially
“because there’s not much good cable in
Kuwait.” “I was at home when they called me and I
just started jumping up and down, I was really happy,” said Jagtianey.
“Then a couple seconds later I was like, ‘Oh, this is really
terrifying,’ but in a good way. And then I called everyone I
knew.” Jagitaney admitted that part of that terror comes from being
nervous that he’ll drop the Olympic Torch, or accidentally light his
hair on fire. “I’m mainly going to be focusing on not
lighting myself on fire, keeping it above my head,” said Jagitaney.
“I might do the sprinkler [dance move] walking with it. I
don’t know, it’ll be a very last-minute thing.
I’m just going to go off instinct, which is what I mostly do in my
life anyway.” Joel LightmanCarrying the torch: Penicuik, 5:47 a.m.
(10:47 a.m. BST) Lightman has used his job as a professional musician as a
platform for helping people in need. Last year, Lightman got Roger
Waters’s permission to rewrite Pink Floyd’s iconic song
“The Wall” into an anthem in support of Iranian youth.
Lightman and his band donated the proceeds from the song (which got over two
million hits on YouTube) to Haystack, a software program that allows Iranians to
go online without the government seeing. “I play in a band
with two Iranians who came over here when they were eight, and listening to
their stories really made me want to do something,” said Lightman.
“They needed a rallying point.” Lightman has also put on
concerts at Massey Hall to benefit SOS Children’s Villages, an
international charity providing care for orphans and children in need.
“When I’m running with the torch, that’s going to
be foremost in my mind – that I’ve done something that I
would have been happy with no reward for.” Dr. Lynn Marie
WilsonCarrying the torch: Duns, 10:29 a.m. (3:29 p.m. BST) Wilson has balanced a
variety of positions in the medical field in her quest to advance health care in
Canada and in developing communities abroad. Her non-profit work with Addis
Ababa University led to the creation of the first Family Medicine residency
program in Ethiopia. Wilson currently practices at Women’s College
Hospital in Toronto. Michael Joseph BruniCarrying the torch: Chirnside, 11 a.m.
(4:00 p.m. BST) Bruni is passionate about improving youth sports programs across
the country. He acts as the volunteer chair on the Board of Directors for Hockey
Canada, and uses his position to help raise awareness about respect, fairness
and safe play at the youth level across the country. Mostafa KarimaCarrying the
torch: Greenlaw, 10:07 a.m. (3:07 p.m. BST) Karima coaches Humber
College’s extramural basketball team, while simultaneously pursuing
his certificate in International Business. He is committed to
implementing better sports opportunities in underprivileged communities,
currently focused on bringing a non-profit rugby program to Egypt.
Francis PelletierCarrying the torch: Selkirk, 7:34 a.m. (12:34 p.m. BST) As a
flight attendant, Francis has a passion for exploration. He was a winning member
of the Samsung Mobilers competition and acts as a social media ambassador for
the company. Haktae KimCarrying the torch: Earlston, 9:29 a.m. (2:29 p.m. BST)
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