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Fort St. John Olympic Torch Relay event info


Below is all the information you could ever need about the Olympic Torch Relay event in Fort St. John, BC on Sunday January 31st, 2010.

Quick Facts on Olympic Torch Relay 

Date:              Sunday, January 31, 2010 

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Time:              Celebration Start 5:00 pm – Centennial Park 

              Torch Relay Start time 5:30 pm – Heritage Manor on 107th Avenue 

The Torch Route           

• Starts at 5:45 in front of Heritage Manor on 107th Avenue 

• It turns south on 100th Street 

• It turns west on 100th Avenue 

• It turns south on 108th Street 

• It turns east on 97 Avenue – torch will be carried by Jamie Lee around the 

outdoor oval next to Bert Bowes Jr. Secondary School, we have special 

activities for those who come watch this unique leg of the Torch Relay.  

This will happen at approximately 6:05pm 

• Continues east on 97th Avenue 

• Turns south on 100th Street 

• Turns into Centennial Park where Ross H MacLean, the final torchbearer, 

will light the cauldron at approximately 6:30 pm 


For a map of the Route, click here.  If you can’t watch the torch relay in person, you can also watch it online at www.energeticcity.ca 

Route Activation Activities 

• Look for the 7 foot Olympic Torch Relay signs (one for each locations 

torchbearers pass the flame to the next torchbearer) along the route 

• There will be specially planned activities going on at each location 

• We will be giving away free noise makers, Canada flags, Olympic Torch 

Relay flags, hot chocolate on the route

The Community Celebration 

• Wear Red to show your support for our athletes 

• Pre-celebration activities begin at 4:30 pm in Centennial Park – crafts and 

games for the kids, including the ice slide compliments of the High on Ice 


• Official Celebration gets underway at 5:00 pm 

• Many local and internationally recognized performers 

• Enjoy free hot chocolate and Olympic cookies made by the North Peace 

Secondary School culinary program and distributed by the Kinsmen 

• Sign a community card to wish Fort St. John’s own speed skater Denny 

Morrison and skeleton competitor Michelle Kelly good luck at the 

Vancouver 2010 Olympics 

• Torch Relay Sponsors Coca Cola and RBC will have special feature 

interactive booths setup 

• Warm-up next to the oversized bonfire 

• Enjoy the unveiling of 3 pieces of art work commissioned specifically for 

this event: an Ice Sculpture by carver Dave Diehl;  a story written by the 

Fort St. John Writers Circle; and a permanent sculpture to be unveiled by 

Mayor Lantz during the celebration 

Transportation and Parking 

• Parking is going to be an issue at all the local facilities 

• Park at Safeway and ride the new public transit bus which is fully 

wheelchair accessible 

• Bus runs 4:30 – 7:30

Olympic Torch Relay Event List 

5:00pm – Introductions by VANOC (Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee): 

·         Welcome 

·         Provincial Video 

·         Official Introduction 

City Of Fort St John Presents: 

·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group 

·       Fort St John Ecole Central Ribbon Dancers: Ms Hannis’ Grade 5/6 & 

  Madam Marjo’s Grade 2 class 

·         Dreamers & Land-Doig River Drummers 

·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group 

Presenting Partner Entertainment Coca-Cola 

Presenting Partner Entertainment RBC: 

City Of Fort St John Presents: 

·         Dayna Manning 


·         Ross H MacLean will light the Cauldron 

·         Christopher Baumeister will sing our National Anthem 

VANOC Presents: 

·         Interview with Ross H MacLean 

·         Question to Federal,/Provincial/Local Dignitaries 

·         Video 

·         Cette Flamme North Peace Community Choir 

City Of Fort St John Presents: 

·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group 

·         Fire Dancers: The Move Dance Studio 

 VANOC wraps up the show 

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