Great day for torch run despite blustery weather

Torch run travels through Rimbey

Despite the blustery weather outside, the spirit at the first-ever national MNP Canada Games Torch Relay that went through Rimbey on Jan. 23 was buoyant and enthusiastic.

Rimbey Mayor Rick Pankiw, one of the torchbearers, said the event was “absolutely phenomenal.

“I was honoured to join Myron Feser, Donna Hateley, Jason Nixon, Mark Groves and Tracy Brittain

Loyek, as the Roly McLenahan Torch traveled through the Town of Rimbey. It served as an inspiration for us all.”

Pankiw said he was pleased with the crowd that showed up, noting that the inclement weather did nothing to dampened the spirits of everyone who showed up for the event.

Val Browne, who photographed the event for the Review said she enjoyed her role.

It was an amazing feeling to be a small part of the torch relay. The camaraderie and the high spirits was not diminished by the cold and snow.

“The MNP Canada Games Torch Relay is an exciting opportunity to share the spirit of the Canada

Games across the nation,” said Lyn Radford, Board Chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host

Society. “We are proud to partner with MNP to deliver the first-ever national MNP Canada Games

Torch Relay and celebrate sport and culture in communities across the nation from now until the

Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.”

“For MNP, the opportunity to participate in the coast-to-coast Torch Relay is a real honour and a

wonderful way for us, as a ‘Made in Canada’ firm, to celebrate our 60th anniversary,” said Jason

Tuffs, Chief Executive Officer of MNP. “We wish all the athletes, their families, Games organizers,

leadership and volunteers a fun and successful 2019 Canada Winter Games.”

As part of Canada Games tradition, the Roly McLenahan Torch was lit from the Centennial Flame

on Parliament Hill with guest of honour the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and

Sport, on October 4, 2018. From Ottawa, the torch journeys across Canada for the first time in the

52 year history of the Canada Games.

The MNP Canada Games Torch Relay visits almost 50 communities across Canada through a

series of torch relay and community celebration stops before arriving in Red Deer for the opening ceremony of the 2019 Canada Winter Games on Feb. 15.

 

Just Posted

Ponoka man attacked by dogs issues plea to town council

Troubles with bylaw and handling of court case prompts presentation to council

Concerns over town expressed to Ponoka County council

Resident warns county council in collaboration discussions with Town of Ponoka, council notes its own concerns

Bashaw peewee club’s season comes to an abrupt end

Players decide not to go into playoffs without one of their teammates

Ponoka County resident wants $62,000 in lease revenue

County approves revenue to landowner going forward, legal review to look at retroactive funds

Ponoka County receives letter of intent related to livestock operations

The Ponoka Right to Farm Society intends to submit claim through Court of Queens Bench

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

Hee-Won Son takes home gold in 500m Female Short Track Speed Skating

Team Alberta sits in second place overall at the Canada Winter Games

Shots fired in Maskwacis home invasion

Maskwacis RCMP are searching for three suspects in a home invasion (with photos)

CRTC report finds ‘misleading, aggressive’ sales tactics used by telecom industry

Report recommends measures to make a fairer situation for consumers

Crude-by-rail shipments set new record in December despite lower price discounts

Canada exported nearly 354,000 barrels per day of oil, up seven per cent from November

Do you live with your partner? More and more Canadians don’t

Statistics Canada shows fewer couples live together than did a decade ago

Most Read