Government of Canada

Government of Canada

November 21, 2008 12:30 ET

Minister of State Lunn Takes Part in Announcement of Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Torch Relay

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2008) - The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), joined by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games the official route of the Olympic Winter Games Torch Relay.

"These are Canada's Games, and the Torch Relay will help showcase Canada to the world as it makes its way to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games," said Minister of State Lunn. "The Relay will visit the capitals of all 13 provinces and territories as it travels from Victoria to the North Pole to St. John's and back."

"Through the Olympic Torch Relay, the Government of Canada is supporting citizen and community participation, as well as the inclusion of Aboriginal, ethnocultural and official-language communities," said Minister Moore. "Celebrations all along the national route will demonstrate Canada's diversity by highlighting Canadian excellence, creativity, and talent."

The Olympic Torch Relay will begin November 19, 2009, in Victoria and arrive at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver on February 12.

For more information on the Government of Canada's contribution to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, visit www.Canada2010.gc.ca.

This news release is also available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of State (Sport)
    Sean O'Leary
    819-934-1122
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155