The Opening Ceremonies were amazing as seen through the eyes of my children. They were so happy to be there and they knew they were lucky. Kate sprayed her hair red and spent the entire time talking and pointing so much, I worried that our gracious hosts the Royal Bank, would ask her to be quiet. My son was so awed he was absolutely mute, but at one point leaned over and told me it was the best day of his life.

My impressions. Amazing performance - I loved the maple leaves and the fiddlers. The whale scene was incredible, but the highest moment was watching my friend Rick Hansen wheel into the stadium. I wanted him to just keep going and light that cauldron. It was great to have Wayne and Steve Nash and Catriona there, but I would have been just as happy to have Rick have the final honour. I think Rick represent all that is best about humanity, courage, persistence, vision and caring.

Great start, now let's watch our athletes.