Nov. 17, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The route and associated events in New Brunswick for the Olympic torch relay of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games has been announced.
The torch will arrive in Port Elgin from Prince Edward Island on Monday, Nov. 23. It will travel 1,400 km by land, and will be within a one-hour drive of 92 per cent of the province's population, passing through 58 communities, 10 of which have been preparing for the last year to host celebration events.
"I would like to take this opportunity to encourage all New Brunswickers to take part in the celebration events held in New Brunswick during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic torch relay, and to line the route as the flame makes its way through our province," said Hédard Albert, minister of wellness, culture and sport. "It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Olympic flame this close."
The relay is a national, 106-day event, five of which will be spent in New Brunswick, and will involve 630 torchbearers.
The 10 communities hosting a celebration include:
More information on the relay, street level routes, and exact times for celebration events may be found on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games website.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a list of the New Brunswick communities through which the Olympic torch relay will pass. MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Joubert, communications, Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport, 506-457-6445.
The New Brunswick communities through which the Olympic torch relay will pass