Eleanor Garrett (BS '54, MEd '55)
Eleanor Garrett, along with her husband Charles, son Vaughan, and Garrett Metal Detector employee Bob Podhrasky, were chosen to help carry the Olympic flame to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, held in Vancouver in February 2010. The torch that each of them carried on its journey through Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, was lit in Greece at the site of the ancient Olympic Games. The torch was then carried by runners to Athens where it was placed in a miner’s lantern and sent to Canada by plane. After its arrival it was carried across Canada by foot, bike, and boat. The flame’s journey ended with the traditional opening ceremony for the Olympic Games. Garrett Metal Detectors have furnished security devices for use at Olympic Games all over the world since 1984.