Bruce, Jackie and Coach Steve are all back in Victoria now after a long flight from Rio. All three were greeted by a very excited and happy group of friends, family and fans. Everyone cheered and clapped as they walked through the gates at YYJ Victoria International Airport, and surrounded the paralympians with hugs, handshakes, congratulatory welcomings and plenty of smiles.
Bruce and Jackie told us about their travels, how happy they are to be home and Jackie exlaimed that she can't wait for her bath!
Coach Stephen McBride was in very high spirits as he was congratulated by everyone as well, and even greeted by his mom and dad!
John will be arriving around 10:30 pm on Friday, September 23rd - let's show him a welcoming home party he won't forget either!
For a video of the paralympian's entrace, please see our Facebook page here (you do not need an account to view our page).
John, Jackie and Bruce will all be speaking after dinner at the Fall Dinghies Regatta on Saturday, September 24 and again after dinner at the Thermopylae Regatta. All members are welcome to attend the presentations to hear about their experiences on and off the water in Rio for the 2016 Paralympics.