PHOTO: Via Blair Crawford/Twitter
UPDATE: The City of Ottawa is hosting a reception for Erica Wiebe at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Thursday, August 25 at 7:00pm. All residents are welcome.
Amazing turnout today at the Ottawa Airport to welcome our Olympic champion Erica Wiebe home!
Wiebe won a gold medal last week in women’s 75kg wrestling.
She was greeted not just by hometown fans, but also by Mayor Jim Watson, Stittsville councillor Shad Qadri and Kanata North councillor Marianne Wilkinson.
Just landed in Ottawa! More nervous now than I was before the Olympic final!!!
— Erica Wiebe (@ericawiebe) August 23, 2016
— Sacred Heart H.S. (@SacredHeartHS) August 23, 2016
— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) August 23, 2016
Gold medalist Erica Wiebe just arrived at Ottawa international Airport! pic.twitter.com/5nT3VlTVgL
— Juliana Giraldo (@gjulianag) August 23, 2016
— Andrew Foote (@amkfoote) August 23, 2016
— Blair Crawford (@GetBAC) August 23, 2016
— WrestlingCanadaLutte (@WrestlingCanada) August 23, 2016
— Ottawa Airport (@FlyYOW) August 23, 2016
— Ricky Stretch (@rickystretch) August 23, 2016
— Omar Sachedina (@omarsachedina) August 23, 2016
Wiebe also had plenty of greetings in her hometown…
— Ms. C. Quinn (@MsCQuinn) August 23, 2016
Mayor Jim Watson said a welcoming party would be held at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Details are scarce, but he did say an announcement would be made to honour Wiebe.