Have Torch, need bearers!

North coast residents will have a couple of opportunities to take in the Olympic torch relay in the winter of 2009 and 2010. The Vancouver organizing committee for the Olympic games has released the torch relay itinerary, a nationwide journey that will get underway on October 30th, 2009 when the Olympic Torch arrives in Victoria and begins its cross country journey.

The first chance will mean a trip over to the Queen Charlottes, as the torch makes the rounds of Haida Gwaii in November of 2009 as Day Five of the torch relay will cross over the Islands stopping in three locations before it heads for Northern Canada. On November 3rd, the torch relay will make daytime stops in Skidegate, Sandspit and Queen Charlotte City before it moves on to Whitehorse and a evening celebration to send it across the nation on a tour across all Provinces and territories leading up to the February start of the Olympic games…

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 5644298237 )-