As the torch makes its way around BC and soon enters the Lower Mainland, the excitement is intensifying. Sure there are the naysayers who think somehow they are better than the Olympics to justify their childish acts to get their point across instead of…well getting off their butts and trying to make a REAL difference. Don’t worry when you finally decide to grow up, you’ll look back and have a laugh, trust me.
Anyways, now that I got that off my chest, there are several ways to keep up-to-date on the happenings and the events planned around the Olympic Torch relay:
Complete Schedule and Route
Athletes carrying torch
Here is a detailed description when the torch touches down in the Lower Mainland:
February 8th, 2010
Mission, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows,Fort Langley and Aldergrove get ready to celebrate as you will be the first in Metro Vancouver to witness the torch. Then that very day the Olympic torch will head on through Langley into Cloverdale and then finally touch down in Surrey where there is a celebration at Holland Park at 5:30pm in the heart of Whalley (see map).
February 9th, 2010
Peace Arch ,White Rock, Surrey, North Delta, New Westminster, Tsawwassen then onto Ladner and finally in Richmond where another celebration will take place at Minoru Park aka Richmond Ozone at 7pm (see map).
February 10th, 2010
The torch then bypasses Vancouver and heads on over to Bowen Island, Horseshoe Bay, North Vancouver (celebration at Lonsdale Quay at 9:30 am, see map), Squamish and finally to West Vancouver for a celebration with the uber rich at the West Vancouver Community Centre Spirit Square at 7pm (see map).
February 11th, 2010
West Vancouver, Belcarra, Anmore, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam (Celebration at Mackin Park at 8:00am, see map), Burnaby, UBC,Vancouver (Celebration at LiveCity Yaletown from 5pm)
February 12th, 2010
The culmination of the torch relay as it touches down in downtown Vancouver at BC Place Stadium. Let the games begin!
Make sure you don’t miss the torch in your community I know I’ll be there.
Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider, PNG