Who was it? Visiting Royalty? The Prime Minister? Paris Hilton? No, someone far more important. The children of the Stouffville Christian School had prepared a very special welcome banner.
You noticed the Olympic Rings? Our Celebrity is Karen Cockburn, 2008 Silver Medallist in Women's Trampoline in Beijing.
Karen lives right here, in our small town. The Mayor declared September 13th as "Karen Cockburn Day".
Karen and her husband Mathieu Turgeon are both Olympic Medallists in Trampoline. Karen won Bronze in 2000, and Silver in both 2004 and 2008, and she has plans to compete in 2012 in London. Matt won Bronze in 2000.
Karen was presented with awards from our Mayor, and from both levels of Govenment, Provincial and Federal.
Karen and Matt spent some time signing autographs for a huge crowd of fans, here signing a Certificate for Lui Temelkovski, Member of Parliament.
And way to go Stouffville, for putting on a party to honour our own Olympic Champion!