COMMENTARY · 1st February 2010
The torch is coming to Kitimat today. A once in a lifetime opportunity for Kitimat's youth even in the wake of Eurocan's potential closure.
The Stage Show is at 11:00 am. We at the Kitimat Daily have been told that scheduled are several key speakers including Forestry Minister Pat Bell.
The torch is scheduled to arrive at Riverlodge and leave immediately on the Kitimat neck of the relay. The torch follows the following path:
It leaves Riverlodge, goes all the way down Columbia to Quatsino Blvd, to Lahakas, into the lower City Centre Mall bus loop to Shoppers Drug Mart.
As for Bell, we understand that while the torch is in Kitimat, he will be meeting with KTIDS, Mayor and Council at KVI.
Hope to see you all at the relay.
Won't see me
Comment by Ben Christie on 1st February 2010
I was told that people had been brought in from Langley to carry the torch. We don't have enough here? I won't be there thank you.
Olympic torch Relay
Comment by Yvonne on 1st February 2010
Hmmm . . . Interesting to note that there's no mention that the torch will also be in Kitamaat Village this morning for a well-planned celebration including a blessing of the torch and runner - Jessie Smith.
I hope this omission was just an oversite on the writer's part.