Olympian Taylor Henrich had a (surprise) virtual visit to Calgary this month

Feb 14 2018, 5:27 am

Team Canada’s ski jumper competing in Pyeongchang, Taylor Henrich, gave Calgarians a surprise virtual visit earlier this month.

The superstar athlete broke records as the first Canadian woman to win a World Cup ski jumping medal. And to show our athletes the level of support that they have at home, Canadian Tire arranged a surprise visit through their Red Door.

The Red Door is a life-sized, physical door that enables a real-time, live-stream interaction between families, friends, and fans of Team Canada with Olympians and Paralympians in PyeongChang – across a distance of thousands of kilometers.

On February 13, Henrich’s family, friends, and supporters came together at the CF Chinook Centre Brighter Lounge for a special meeting through the Red Door. Chandra Crawford, Olympic cross-country skiing Gold Medalist, founder of Fast and Female, and one of Taylor Henrich’s role models also took part in the surprise.

Taylor Henrich/Canadian Tire Red Door

These programs are part of Canadian Tire’s We All Play for Canada Olympic campaign, encouraging Canadians to show their support for our athletes – because no matter who we are or where we come from, Canadians play for something greater than themselves: #WeAllPlayForCanada.

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