The Olympic Torch relay originated in ancient Olympia, Greece on October 23, 2009 where traditional ceremonies were held before the torch was handed over to Olympic officals. From there, the Torch travelled to Victoria, BC where it began its 106 day journey by land, water, and air. It will visit more than 1000 communities in our glorious country! Below is a schedule of where the torch is going:
October 30, 2009 - Day 1
Begins in Victoria, BC with Janeece Edroff, 15 lighting the cauldron.
Many celebrations were held throughout the day in Victoria including a welcome ceremony by the First Nations.
October 31, 2009 - Day 2
The torch travelled between Duncan and Nanaimo in BC by mountain bike and sea plane.
November 1, 2009 - Day 3
The torch left Nanaimo and travelled to Tofino.
November 2, 2009 - Day 4
Qualicam Beach to Campbell River
November 3, 2009 - Day 5
Sandspit to Quanlin Dunn
November 4, 2009 - Day 6
Dawson City to Inuvik, NWT
November 5, 2009 - Day 7
Dettach to Kugluktuk, NWT
November 6, 2009 - Day 8
Grande Prairie to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta
November 7, 2009 - Day 9
LaRonge, Saskatchewan to Thompson, Manitoba
November 8, 2009 - Day 10
Churchill, Manitoba to CFC Alert, NWT
November 9, 2009 - Day 11
Ausuittuq (Grise Fiord), Quasittuq (Resolute Bay), Iqaluit
November 10, 2009 - Day 12
Kuujjauq to Sept-Iles, Quebec
November 11, 2009 - Day 13
Labrador City, NFLD to Happy Valley, Goose Bay
Thank you to all of the Canadian Olympic athletes for making the Vancouver 2010 Olympics so memorable!