Posted by: Karine's | December 21, 2009

Olympic Torch stops by Karine’s

With glowing hearts, the Olympic Torch stopped by Karine’s recently, as part of it’s Canada-wide journey. The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay began in Victoria, British Columbia on October 30, 2009 and will conclude at the Opening Ceremony signaling the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games on February 12, 2010.

The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay inspires and engages Canadians from coast to coast to coast as it travels along the path of northern lights — the route the Olympic Flame will illuminate as it travels towards the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. For more details, visit the Olympic Torch Relay website.

Thank you to our friend who made the extra effort to bring us the torch directly!

The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in brief:
  • Over 100 days in length.
  • Over 1,000 communities and places of interest where torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame.
  • Nearly 200 celebrations hosted by communities in every province and territory.
  • Approximately 90 per cent of Canada’s population will be within a one-hour drive of experiencing the Olympic Flame.
  • Over 45,000 kilometres will be travelled.
  • Extensive tour of the North including a planned visit to Alert, Nunavut, the northernmost permanently inhabited community in the world.
  • 12,000 people will have the honour of being an Olympic Torchbearer and will help carry the flame to Vancouver, a majority of whom will be selected through public programs.


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