Stephanie Allard | Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

Today was amazing! Stephanie was chosen to carry the Olympic torch in Georgetown! One year ago today, she had her surgery for breast cancer. She has gone through difficult times and has come out even stronger. I think this is due to the amazing family she has. Her main inspiration is her mom who has gone through the same. But truly, they are both inspiring women. I know that anyone who knows them feels the same way.

So many people are touched by cancer in some ways. Among all the challenges they face, the most important thing to remember is how important it is to live in the moment.

I feel so priviledged to have been part of this. Here are a few images.
Stephanie Allard - Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Georgetown

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Georgetown

Stephanie Allard - Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Georgetown

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Georgetown

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Georgetown

Stephanie Allard - Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Georgetown

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Georgetown

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Georgetown

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Georgetown

I have to admit, I was overwhelmed with emotions & had to constantly remind myself to focus and do my thing.

We are so proud of you Stephanie! Always keep the flame alive in your heart.

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  • Sarah and Andrew Woo - Great work Johanne. You have captured the essence and the beauty of Stephanie’s historical celebration. A very touching presentation, Stephanie’s strength is truly reflected in these photos and sets an example of what can be accomplished if you just believe. Stephanie you are an inspiration to us all. Love Sarah and Andrew

  • Eric Laliberte - Stephanie what an accomplishment, great job. What can I say, life is about friends and family, being a proud canadian i see in your eyes how proud you are…thumbs up.

    Johanne, Good job as always…you are truly an amazing person and you always bring the best of everyone around you.

    I love you sister

    Eric

  • Lisa - amazing, precious, touching – Johanne you always capture the moment – I don’t know Stephanie but I can see the strength of her character in her eyes – you’re incredible Jo

  • Stephanie - Johanne – you’ve captured my moment so wonderfully. I feel so blessed to have friends who are like family. xox
    Claude – you’re video is awesome!! Thank you both so much.

  • Pina Bevilacqua - I was lucky enough to be present on this special day! I loved every moment of it! I am so proud and happy for Stephanie and for everyone who shared this special time with her and her family! When the day was over I found myself wishing that we could do it all over again! I didn’t want it to end! Johanne…your pictures will help me to keep the experience alive forever! Dear Stephanie….thank you for sharing your special adventure with me! I love your beautiful smile and embracing spirit!

  • lynda albert - I,too, was lucky enough to share in this wonderful day.
    Tears welled up when I saw Stephanie emerge from the bus and they flowed freely when the torch was lit….it has been a difficult year for Stephanie and her family…this celebration of the human spirit was proof that miracles DO exist.
    Johanne..these photos will be treasured, thank you.

  • Anna - Hello Joanne,

    You have captured the moment brilliantly. All your photos are fantastic.

    Regards,
    Anna

  • Sarah Loseth - WOW Stephanie! Congratulations!! Crystal told me you’d be carrying the Olympic flame….what an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! You should be so proud of yourself! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, and all the very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2010.
    Johanne, your photographs are incredible! I may contact you for a shoot!! Excellent work!

  • Patsy Casey McGraw - Wow, is this the same Stephanie I wen to DRHS with and graduated with, great photos, what a moment!

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