Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Torch Relay

What an exciting day - cold, but exciting! This morning, I was invited to the Torch Relay flame exchange program that took place at the Parkhill branch of the RBC on Portage Avenue.

The program began at 8 a.m. with presentations from students at Crestview School talking about their experiences when helping out the homeless at the Main Street Project. Check out some of the highlights of the Torch Relay Ceremony that took place outside:

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Immediately following the indoor activity, we all moved outside to watch the Torch relay flame exchange. The students and crowd were very enthusiastic. They chanted and cheered as the runners approached and then left the stage. Browse the attached photos and remember - only 36 days 'til the games begin!

Students and staff from Crestview enjoying the presentations.

Getting ready to head outside and see the Olympic torch.

Passing by our school division's Board Office on Portage Avenue.

Gail Asper was one of the torchbearers this morning.

A new flame is lit.

And the journey continues...