Olympic Spirit

January 19, 2010

As the Olympic flame winds its way across the country, many Canadians are fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of history in their community. Last week it was Beaumont’s turn to host the celebration of pride in our nation. It was just like Canada Day, apart from the freezing temperatures and snow on the ground. Children and adults were dressed in red and white, waving flags and singing ‘Oh Canada’ in anticipation of the arrival of the Olympic flame.

An excited crowd awaits the arrival of the torch.

The Olympic torch relay began its lengthy 45,000-kilometre journey across Canada on October 30 at Mile Zero of the Trans-Canada Highway in Victoria, B.C. Now it is almost on the final leg of the journey as the games are almost upon us. Here below is a picture of the path the torch has taken through Alberta, of the 12,000 torchbearers running across Canada, about 1,000 have been selected from our province.

The path of the torch through Alberta.

Here is a YouTube video that I hoped would capture the spirit and enthusiasm of everyone in Beaumont.

Mayor of Beaumont, Camille Berube introduces the Olympic Torch

Holding the flame aloft

Olympic Torch Relay, Beaumont AB

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