Armstrong nation to gather at Commodore
Red, White and huge.
That’s one way to describe Kamloops shot putter Dylan Armstrong, who will have the backing of an entire city on Friday, Aug. 3, when he goes for gold at the Oympic Summer Games in London.
Dino Bernardo and Chris Monteleone, co-owners of The Commodore Grand Café and Lounge, are inviting Armstrong supporters to their establishment for the event.
Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the Westsyde secondary graduate is expected to take centre stage at about 12:30 p.m.
“I’ve known Dylan for a long time and I think that everyone in Kamloops should be proud of his accomplishments,” Bernardo said.
“We just wanted to get everyone together in one place.”
The viewing party will double as a fundraiser for the Kamloops Track and Field Club and the Kamloops Broncos of the B.C. Football Conference.
“What better way to celebrate a local guy who’s proud of being from Kamloops?” Bernardo said.
“He’s our boy.”