Posted by: tourismvc | November 17, 2009

Olympic Torch Relay – A Special Moment

Lighting the Torch, Baddeck, NS, Nov. 16, 2009

The Olympic Torch was here in Baddeck on Monday, November 16th for about 30 minutes but it made an incredible impact on the lives of residents in this small village on Cape Breton Island.  They were part of history and so were five torch bearers who ran through this community including former Canadian Olympic athlete Ms. Julia Riyard, who compete in the Canoe/Kayak competitions in the 2000 Olympic Games.

The Olympic Torch Relay visits over 1000 communities in its 106 day journey across Canada.   People were lined up on the streets as well at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck.  They were cheering their torch bearers on and waving their Coca Cola Pennants  and RBC tambourines and thundersticks… Everybody watched in awe when the torchbearer lit the next torchbearer torch and the relay continued.  In just 87 days, the 2010 Olympics Games will begin on February 12th in Vancouver BC.  Below are a few pics of this special moment in the Village of Baddeck :

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