I did also received a swatch, a bottle of white wine and a $25.00 gift card from VANOC for finishing my assignment - which I put to good use at Zellers getting a much needed new pair of sandals.
All of the us assistants with this delegation were also given a signed special edition book outlining the history of the Slovaks at the Olympic and Paralympic Games - and a gift bag with special pins and pens + a good looking Slovak ball cap.
The Games are over but the memories will remain for a lifetime - am seriously looking at applying for a volunteer role in a similar position with the London 2012 Games as I was looking at a trip to Europe to celebrate my 65th that year.
But that is another story that is yet to be put into action - only an idea at the moment and with me not flying a bit more of a challenge since I need to ensure that I can get a trans-Atlantic cruise both ways.
With Glowing and a sadden Heart I say goodbye to Vancouver 2010 - we assistants are having a small wind up party next week at the VANOC headquarters and there is a Facebook page for us to use to keep in touch.