After a whirlwind experience at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games — including a gold medal win in men’s skeleton — Manitoba boy Jon Montgomery is returning home.
The 31-year-old athlete/car salesman/auctioneer will be the guest of honour at a community celebration in his hometown of Russell, Manitoba on Sunday, March 14 beginning at 1:30 p.m. A parade and barbeque has been planned, and numerous dignitaries are also expected to attend. Speaking of the barbeque … organizers say 25 buffet stations will be available! Mmmm.
Winnipeg fans will get a chance to meet the gold medallist on Friday afternoon when he lands at James Richardson International Airport. Montgomery will be arriving at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Air Canada Flight 263 at Gate A.