Toronto to welcome Olympic flame with various celebration activities

15:19, December 12, 2009      

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The program for Toronto's welcoming the 2010 Vancouver Olympic torch relay was announced Friday here, and the city will host the Olympic flame from December 17 to 19.

Toronto's community celebration on welcoming the flame will be held on December 17.

"The night promises to be memorable, showcasing performances by local, national and international dancers, musicians and acrobats," said Patricia Trott, media officer of the city government.

She said that the night will conclude with an amazing fireworks display.

The community celebration is not the only event to welcome the flame. The city will offer entertainment and interactive sporting activities, including buskers, musicians, and a sledge hockey demonstration on December 17.

"All citizens are encouraged to attend the celebration, and come out along the route to cheer the 1,000 torchbearers who will carry the Olympic flame through city streets," said the media officer.

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, supported by the Government of Canada, will make its historic 45,000-kilometer journey across Canada from coast to coast, ending in Vancouver with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron on February 12, 2010.

Source: Xinhua
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