Edmonton reps in Scotland for Commonwealth bid process

Dr. Andrew Pipe, President of Commonwealth Games Canada is seen carrying a torch. (Supplied)

Dr. Andrew Pipe, President of Commonwealth Games Canada is seen carrying a torch. (Supplied)

Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:46 PM ET

It’s a brilliant bit of business.

When the doors open at the end of the first day of the two-day Commonwealth Games Federation Assembly here Monday, the delegates will walk out of the room at Glasgow 2014 and immediately be engulfed and embraced by Edmonton 2022.

“What’s planned for Edmonton in the first flush is very appropriately timed and subtle,” said Dr. Andrew Pipe, president of Commonwealth Games Canada.

“Perfectly timed and perfectly sited would be the way I would describe it.

“They’re going to be met right there. They’ll be walking right out the door and into it in the foyer. The entire area outside the doors will be an Edmonton reception.

“It’ll be a very informal opportunity for people to meet and greet.

“I think it’s very important. It’s the old ‘You only get one chance to make a first impression’ thing. I think it will be a perfect opportunity to start ‘friend raising,’ if I can use that term.”


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