January 2010 SaskSecrets

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Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Torch Arrives in Saskatchewan

During its long journey preceding the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, the Torch will make its way from B.C., to the east coast of Canada and back again. Along the way, nearly 200 communities across Canada will have the opportunity to gather and participate in Torch Relay community celebrations. 

While not all the names of torch bearers have been announced yet, we do know that famed French figure skater Philippe Candeloro was selected to carry the torch near Wanuskewin (just outside of Saskatoon) on Monday, January 11. Philippe is a two-time bronze medal winner at the 1994 and 1998 Olympics, known for his charismatic performances and intricate footwork.

During its trip back to Vancouver, the Torch will pass through 38 Saskatchewan communities, but will only make stops in:

Yorkton – January 9, 2010 (Daytime celebrations)
Regina – January 9, 2010 (Evening celebrations)
Moose Jaw – January 10, 2010 (Daytime celebrations)
Swift Current – January 10, 2010 (Evening celebrations)
Saskatoon – January 11, 2010 (Daytime celebrations)
Prince Albert – January 11, 2010 (Evening celebrations)
North Battleford – January 12, 2010 (Daytime celebrations)
Lloydminster – January 12, 2010 (Evening celebrations)

Click here to view photos of the Torch Relay through Saskatchewan.

The Vancouver 2010 website offers an interactive map documenting the relay, as well as information about the communities that will host the torch in January. For more information on the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Torch Relay, visit www.vancouver2010.com

Stay up to date on the activities surrounding the torch run and Vancouver 2010 Winter Games at www.saskpavilion.ca

Photo Credit - ©VANOC/COVAN