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Canada Winter Games torch making stop in Vernon

The 2019 Canada Winter Games torch relay in Victoria on Nov. 21, 2018 is pictured in this submitted photo. The Torch Relay will be making a stop in Vernon on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.
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November 28, 2018 - 10:14 AM

VERNON - A special torch is headed Vernon's way next week.

The Canada Games Roly McLenahan Torch, which is making its way across the country for the first time in the 51-year history of the Canada Winter Games, is stopping in Vernon on Tuesday, Dec. 4, according to a media release.

The Torch Relay started in Ottawa where it was lit by the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill and will be making a stop in about 50 communities including Vernon. The torch is scheduled to be in Kelowna on Friday, Nov. 30.

Mayor Victor Cumming and local MP Mel Arnold will be carrying the torch from City Hall to the Vernon Recreation Centre at 4 p.m.

The torch relay will be followed by family-friendly activities at the Rec Centre including indoor games including HockeyShot, a photo booth with Waskasoo the mascot, games, prizes, hot chocolate, snacks, caricatures and outdoor skating.

The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be held in Red Deer from Feb. 15 to March 3.

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