Recently I had the pleasure to chat with Gini Stringer about her Pan Am Games Torch Bearer selection and how it all came about.
Having been a past president and an active member of the Orillia Chamber of Commerce for many years, the Chamber bestowed this honor on Gini this spring.
Gini, humbled and overwhelmed by this extreme gesture was excited and nervous about the event. “I love this community so much, Gini said, with unbridled enthusiasm.”
“I feel there are so many people who deserve and share this honour with me from the Orillia community.” Twenty four years ago, when my husband Trevor and our young family arrived in Orillia, the community was so embracing and warm to us. We could not help but establish our flooring business here and give back to this amazing community. Giving back and helping each other is just the way a community should be and Orillia certainly does that.”
The Pan Am Games Torch Run was June 8th with many cheering Gini on!
Watch for our in-depth personal interview with Gini in an upcoming Lifestylesmagazine.ca issue.