Blackfalds welcomes Canada Winter Games Torch Relay

Canada Games run Feb. 15th to March 3rd

Blackfalds is gearing up to welcome the Canada Winter Games as the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay arrives in Town on Tuesday, January 29, now on its final leg prior to the games in Red Deer from February 15 to March 3.

We encourage you to join us, with the runners, to celebrate the spirit of the games together.

  • What: MNP Canada Games Torch Relay
  • Where: Abbey Centre, 4500 Womacks Rd
  • When: January 29, 2019 Torch Relay – 3:30 pm Ceremony – 4:30 pm
  • Who: Six Local runners will carry the Torch through Town MNP and Canada Winter Games Dignitaries Waskasoo, the Games Mascot

For the first time in the Canada Games’ 52 year history, the torch will make its way across Canada stopping in nearly 50 communities along the way. The torch relay embodies the Canada Games’ motto of Unity through Sport as Canadians from coast to coast have engaged in torch relay activities in their communities.

Prior to its run through Alberta, the Torch Relay has visited over 20 communities across the nation. The spirit of the torch relay is being shared with Albertans and Canadians to celebrate the significant accomplishments of the torchbearers who are outstanding leaders in youth, sport and community development.

Blackfalds MNP Canada Games Torchbearers are: Heather Buelow, Byron Hackett, Chris Overacker, Robert Thompson, Rachel Weppler and Richard Poole.

Each torchbearer will run between around 200 m to 1 km and the torch is designed to be able to weigh enough to still be lifted by children and youth.

For the complete MNP Canada Games Torch Relay schedule and information of torchbearers, please visit www.canadagames.ca/2019/mnptorchrelay.

For further details visit the Town website at blackfalds.com.

-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds

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