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Letters: Richmond's Evan Dunfee is a world-class example to all

Richmond News reader is proud to call Olympian Evan Dunfee a fellow Richmondite
Evan Dunfee (right) at the closing ceremony for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Dear Editor,

Re: “Richmond Olympian rails at idea of athletes jumping vaccine queue,” News, Jan. 14.

During these COVID-19 times, it is becoming very clear who are the heroes and who are the “zeros.” 

The distinction is never more obvious than when reading your article about Olympic athlete Evan Dunfee and then watching the news reports about the $10 million dollar a year ex-casino boss who travelled up north with his wife to jump the queue to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

Evan’s rejection of the suggestion that Olympic athletes get COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of others so that they can compete in this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, demonstrates that he is not only a world class athlete — he is a world class person. 

Evan — I hope you get to compete this summer in the Tokyo Olympics. You have worked long and hard for this opportunity. Thanks for being an inspiration to young athletes, and a COVID-19 role model to adults.

Ken Hamaguchi