MNP Canada Games Torch Relay in Lacombe
Lacombe, Alberta (January 21, 2019) – Lacombe and area residents are invited to join the celebration and cheer on local torchbearers on Saturday, February 2, 2019, as the 2019 MNP Canada Games Torch Relay stops in Lacombe.
Join MNP as they host an exciting community event with games, activities and giveaways. Come meet Waskasoo, the 2019 Canada Winter Games mascot! Cheer on local torchbearers as they carry the torch on its last legs of a national journey that began at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and visits 48 communities across Canada before arriving in Red Deer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Games.
Our torchbearers will carry the torch on a 4.64 km loop around Cranna Lake (see map below), beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. The relay will pass through the historic downtown, up along Woodland Drive before winding its down 58 St, past AFSC and Lacombe Composite High School along 56 Ave, then returning down 53 St for a special ceremony at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.
This is a family event and all are welcome. The festivities officially kick off at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages, activities and more from some of local businesses such as Tim Horton’s, ATB, Red Deer Orthodontics and the Co-operators.
The seven torchbearers chosen to carry the 2019 MNP Winter Games Torch through Lacombe are:
- MP Blaine Calkins
- Mayor Grant Creasey
- Reid Wilson
- Larry Michielsen
- Patricia Nelson
- Mackenzie Van Damme
- Tyler Graham
Torchbearer profiles are available at www.canadagames.ca/2019/torchbearers.
The MNP Canada Games Torch Relay is a significant element of the Canada Games, and has united communities across the nation for the past 51 years.