Torchbearers for the 2019 Canada Winter Games are coming to Ponoka.
Set for Thursday, Feb. 7, nine Ponoka representatives will be part of the relay.
The 5.9 kilometre route has been set and residents are invited to take in the exciting event. The run starts at the Ponoka Stampede grounds at 11:30 a.m. with the runners finishing up at the Stagecoach Saloon about an hour later.
“The public is invited to join us at a formal ceremony and celebration afterwards at the Stagecoach Saloon at 12:30 p.m.,” states a press release from the Town of Ponoka.
“The torch relay will pass through downtown Ponoka along 50 Street before winding its way past Ponoka Secondary Campus, Ponoka Elementary School and St. Augustine School as it circles back to the Stampede grounds.”
Meet the nine torchbearers:
• Mayor Rick Bonnett
• Jayden Crane
• Calvin David
• Chad Harden
• Nolan Lee
• Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr
• Maddison Pearman
• Shawna Pearman
• Tegan Poitras
• Kaeleigh Boston
Profiles of the torchbearers are posted online at www.canadagames.ca/2019/torchbearers.
Ponoka is the final stop on the national torch relay before the torch arrives in Red Deer for the opening of the 2019.
Stay tuned for more details about the Feb. 7 Torch Relay stop in Ponoka in the days ahead!