Morrison said to the crowd that it’s important for him to come back and share his story of being an Olympian to young people. He himself was inspired as a youngster by Fort St. John’s first Olympic athlete, speed skater Linda Johnson-Blair.
“I love coming back to Fort St. John especially after some success at the Olympics and being able to share that success with the younger generation,” he says. “It’s something I’ll always remember from when I was their age. Linda Johnson-Blair was Fort St. John’s first Olympian and I remember her coming to our school and saying ‘I raced my heart out and I got seventh in the world’ and I thought that was the coolest thing. I’ll always remember her sharing her story with me so every time I come back I’m going to share my story as much as possible.”
He also expressed his thanks to the entire community for their support during his time in Sochi. Those in attendance were able to get their picture taken with Morrison and Junio and the duo also signed pictures for the fans.
Morrison’s day today will consist of speaking at North Peace Secondary School this morning and the Energetic Learning Campus this afternoon. He will also be at the Community Awards Celebration this evening at the Lido Theatre.