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Photo: (Left to right) Jay and Denny Morrison with donated Olympic jersey/ Sean Assor

A piece of Olympic history can now call the Pomeroy Sport Centre home.

On Wednesday morning, Spectra Energy generously donated the Team Canada Hockey jersey worn by Denny Morrison during his victory lap after winning gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

John Turner of Spectra Energy says the jersey is symbolic of what can be achieved with hard work, a positive attitude and the determination to succeed.

Both Morrison brothers were present at the donation ceremony, and Jay Morrison, a competitive speed skater and employee of Spectra Energy, discussed the value of sports for children and stressed the importance of hard work and dedication.

The jersey was purchased for $3,500 by Spectra Energy at an auction, and recently the company decided to donate it to the Pomeroy Sport Centre.

Denny Morrison spoke about the donation and talked about how seeing the jersey back in his home town was symbolic of his Olympic journey, which began in Fort St. John. He said he hopes the jersey’s new home will be a source of inspiration for young athletes training at the Pomeroy.

After the presentation of the jersey, everyone in attendance, as well as the general public was invited for an open skate on the speed skating oval with the Morrison brothers. The two brothers hit the ice with a large group of skaters, as well as answered any question thrown their way and provided useful tips on how to become a champion.

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