Red Deer's Olympic Torch Relay

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WITH GLOWING HEARTS an invitation to be a part of the journey

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…after 22 years, the Olympic Flame returns to Red Deer …history repeats itself

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Vancouver Olympic Committee 2010 (VANOC) asked The City of Red Deer to host one of nearly 200 Torch Relay community celebrations. On Day 78 of a 106-day journey across Canada, the Torch will arrive in Red Deer We have about 40 volunteers planning an event to celebrate: the Torch / Olympics / Olympians our vibrant culture our community spirit and pride It’s an opportunity to showcase our community on the national stage be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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Mark your calendars… January 15, 2010 It’s a four-hour event (the Relay and community celebration) Everyone is invited It’s FREE be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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The torch route in Red Deer (~6.5 kilometres): In compliance with VANOC: specifics of the route cannot be disclosed until closer to the event date We expect: the route to be lined with citizens – cheering on the torchbearers students to be involved in various capacities our citizens---young and old---to be involved / attend be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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DAY 78… from Camrose to Red Deer

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The community celebration: We envision an eclectic winter village atmosphere at the Westerner grounds we expect in excess of 10,000 people will attend We plan to make the event as green as possible: ‘car pool’ admittance – more than 3 passengers / vehicle ‘park-n-ride’ minimal waste be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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Event sponsors: RBC and Coca Cola – national sponsors Their local affiliates are on board: Doug McLean, Regional Vice President, RBC Red Deer Chris Kisinger, Red Deer Bottling be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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Community stakeholders onboard include: The City of Red Deer Westerner Park Red Deer College Red Deer Public and Catholic School Boards – all Grade 8 students in Red Deer Public have submitted their names to be a torchbearer We continue to seek others! So far… be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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To make this a memorable and historic event, we need YOU We need volunteers: about 500 in total - from security to route management and event helpers We need school administration support to: get the students excited; involve them in activities create healthy school-to-school competitions / activities promote throughout the countdown to help keep the momentum be a part of ‘keeping it green’

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School kits available including activities with the olympic mascots visit: www.vancouver2010.com/edu

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Canadian Olympic School Program available to: Inspire your students Inspire your teaching Inspire yourself …bring the Olympic Torch Relay to life in your classroom

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“We have a vision of creating an eclectic winter village atmosphere. It’s a free event and everyone is invited.” – Lyn Radford, Olympic Torch Relay Red Deer Task Force Chair

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