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Calgary Tower lit in celebration of 2018 Winter Olympics (PHOTOS)

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 20, 2018 9:46 am 220

Don’t call 9-1-1 just yet! If you see fire and smoke billowing from the Calgary skyline’s most eye-catching building, it’s likely due to the burning of an Olympic flame.

Calgary Tower has been celebrating the 2018 Winter Olympics by setting its top alight from 6 to 7 pm on February 9 and 25 (the opening and closing days of the games) as well as anytime that Canada wins a gold medal.

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Given the success of our athletes over in Pyeongchang, South Korea, that flame has been lit at least eight times so far, with more (hopefully) to come.

The Calgary Tower is even hosting a contest for aspiring photographers, with an annual pass to the tower up for grabs.

Instgrammers are encouraged to post their photos of the burning flame and submit to the contest by tagging @calgarytower and hashtagging #olympictoweryyc, with the winner being announced on February 27.

There have been quite a few great submissions so far, and with so many opportunities to capture the flame – thanks to our golden athletes – the fire has been seen in snow, clouds, and starry skies.

Here’s a look at our favourites – though be sure to take a look for yourself the next time Canada wins gold!

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