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Hundreds attend celebration for Olympic bronze medallist

A community celebration Saturday afternoon welcomed home two-time Olympic medallist Meryeta O'Dine.

The snow, brisk breeze and February chill at Canada Games Plaza was no match for the warmth at a celebration Saturday afternoon for Prince George's Meryeta O'Dine, who captured two bronze medals at the recent 2022 Winter Olympics.

O'Dine, 25, brought home the first Olympic medals in Prince George history, won in women's snowboard cross and the mixed team snowboard cross. After congratulatory speeches from Lheidli T'enneh Chief Dolleen Logan, Mayor Lyn Hall, MLAs Shirley Bond and Mike Morris, as well as MP Todd Doherty, her mom Virginia took to the stage to give a heartfelt speech thanking local residents for all of the support over the years, during the good and bad times, leading to Meryeta's Olympic success.

The crowd reserved its loudest cheers for O'Dine, who posed for pictures with her fans after thanking everyone for coming out.

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