Passing of the Wooden Spoon to Libby

It will never get the attention of the official Olympic torch relay, but Sunday a generic wooden spoon changed hands near the Olympic Countdown Clock in downtown Vancouver. On the receiving end was New Democratic Party MP Libby Davies, who becomes the 55th participant in the 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay, a low-key handoff that will see Davies stick to a liquid-only diet for a week in order to raise awareness of homelessness as the 2010 Winter Olympics loom large.