Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

October 14, 2014 14:09 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Officially Launch 2015 Canada Winter Games Torch Relay on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the ceremonial lighting of the torch for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. On this occasion, he will make a special announcement linked to the importance of sport in Canada.

The lighting will take place at the Centennial Flame, on Parliament Hill, where His Excellency will be joined by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport); Her Worship Shari Green, Mayor of Prince George; Tom Quinn, Chair of the Canada Games Council; Brett Robinson, Executive Chair of the Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society; Chief Dominic Frederick of Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and athletes.

The torch relay is a significant element of the Canada Games, and has united communities across the nation for the past 47 years. It will officially start in November and will travel to three communities in northern British Columbia before arriving in Prince George for the opening ceremony of the Games.

About the Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games

From February 13 to March 1, 2015, Prince George and northern British Columbia will play host to 2 400 athletes from over 800 communities, 1 000 coaches and officials, up to 4 500 volunteers, and thousands of visitors for this celebration of youth, sport, culture and community. For more information, visit

Media wishing to cover this event must confirm their attendance
with the Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society.

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