Martha Stewart, Andre Agassi and Quincy Jones
Vancouver, BC, March 5, 2008
March 09, 2008
Tennis superstar Andre Agassi blasts Whistler highway as "shocker" after driving it
By BILL TIELEMAN, 24 HOURS
Former tennis superstar Andre Agassi showed his grand slam style while visiting Vancouver last week, calling the Sea-to-Sky highway to Whistler and the 2010 Olympics "a shocker" after driving it.
Agassi spoke to a crowd of nearly 5,000 at GM Place for "The Power Within" event along with style diva Martha Stewart, music producer Quincy Jones and other speakers.
But don't count on him driving to the winter Olympics despite B.C.'s $600-million highway improvement project.
"I like everything up here but one thing," Agassi said Wednesday about Vancouver. "We drove to Whistler yesterday and - what's up with your highways? That's a shocker! And it was that way a year ago."
Earlier at the event Toronto comedian and emcee James Cunningham also joked about the Whistler highway, calling it "so relaxing" to drive with "a sheer drop off to the sea on one side and guys packing dynamite into rock on the other."
Posted by Bill Tieleman
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