CBC News - New Sport Hall of Fame to Honour N.W.T. Athletes

New Sport Hall of Fame to Honour N.W.T. Athletes - Image of Atheletes with CWG Torches
Olympic cross-country skier Sharon Firth, right, is one of 13 people being inducted into the N.W.T. Sport Hall of Fame on Friday. She was one of the torch bearers for the 2007 Canada Winter Games along with Olympian Lucy Steele-Mason of the Yukon, left, and John Taipana of Nunavut, centre. (Chuck Stoody/Canadian Press)

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Fire at the Canada Games Centre, Whitehorse

Yukon Seasons in case, post CWG Centre fire.

On Friday June 24, 2011 the Canada Winter Games Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon experienced a fire which caused extensive smoke and water damage throughout the facility. There are several works of art displayed in the facility, including two of mine: "Yukon Seasons, 2003" and "Yukon Torch, 2007". Conservator Valery Monahan and Yukon Art Collection Curator, Garnet Muething inspected the art for damage. Valery sent the following regarding Yukon Seasons and the Yukon Torch:

"I was up at the Canada Games Centre today with Yukon Government Art Curator, Garnet Muething.  We made a brief tour/ initial assessment of the damage/impact to the public art from YG’s collection.  I thought you should know that your pieces are looking good, when you consider they had a sooty fire put out by overhead sprinklers.
 
Sprinkler heads close to Yukon Seasons
did not activate, because the piece was some distance from the the fire. This means no extreme heat and no water coming from above! The exhibit case did an excellent job of keeping air-born soot away from the sculpture. When Garnet and I looked in, Yukon Seasons looked quite normal:  cream-coloured with all the polished surfaces reflecting light nicely back at us. See pictures attached.
 
We took a look at the Winter Games Yukon Torch as well. This piece is even further from the fire’s location. Airborne soot was really the only potential problem for it, I would say, and the exhibit case appears to have blocked any soot that drifted to that section of the building."


Thanks to all who wrote expressing concern and to Garnet and Val and the staff of the Canada Winter Games Centre for their prompt response.

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Olympic Torch Relay Reminds Of Canada Winter Games Torch Relay

I attended the Olympic Torch Relay when it passed through Nanaimo, B.C. on Halloween night, October 31, 2009. The final runner was a two time gold medal olympian, from Nanaimo.

Winter Olympic Torch Relay, Nanaimo, B.C. - October 31, 2009
I was reminded of the first Canada Winter Games Torch Relay I attended, in 2006. Ramish Ferris, pictured below, was carrying the Yukon Torch during the Deep Creek/Lake Lebarge Torch Relay.

Canada Winter Games Torch Relay - Lake Lebarge, Yukon, 2006
Ramish was carrying the torch prior to his cross-Canada marathon to raise money to help eradicate polio from the developing world.

Over the next few months, I hope to upload images and text from the 2007 Canada Winter Games Torch Relay. There are images from almost all of the communities of Canada's three northern territories: Yukon, NWT and Nunavut.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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2007 Canada Winter Games - Closing Ceremonies

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2007 CWG Closing Ceremonies Slide Show (12 images)



2007 Canada Winter Games, Closing Ceremonies, Passing the Torch to the next host society
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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2007 Canada Winter Games - Cultural Festival

LINK: 2007 CWG Cultural Festival Slide Show (126 images)



2007 Canada Winter Games Cultural Festival, on of the teams pose with the three Northern Torches
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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2007 Canada Winter Games - Opening Ceremonies

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2007 CWG Opening Ceremonies Slide Show (48 images)






(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

Lighting of the 2007 Canada Winter Games Cauldron

CBC Newsworld and CBC Sports Weekend Coverage
(edited to show Torch Relay/Lighting of the Flame)

Text:
CBC Announcer 1
It is Canada's last, great frontier: unspoiled, unlimited potential, the North is brimming with hope. Across the land, from the eastern shore to the prairie heartland and the mighty metropolis, there is the warmth of a winter people to count on. And for the first time, the entire country will live at the frontier and know it beyond its frosty limits. In the Yukon, the youth of the nation is all fired up for the Canada Games.

Three Territories as host, these are a pan northern Canada Games and the torch has travelled a great distance, all the way from the Arctic Circle across the land and sea to get to Whitehorse. It arrives by bob sleigh, by runner, by cross country skier, to the shore of the Yukon River and these Canada Games. Now it will preside over the north for two wonderful weeks.
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Yukon Torch Relay - Whitehorse (Final Leg)

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Whitehorse (Final Leg) Torch Relay Slide Show (49 images)




The Three CWG Northern Torches have arrived in Whitehorse and begin the final leg of the year long, 100,000km+ Torch Relay. We will follow each torch as it makes its way through Whitehorse to the SS Klondike riverboat. The temperatures plummeted to below -40C with the wind chill - note the hardy RCMP officers not wearing overcoats in some of the group shots! :)
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Haines Junction

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Haines Junction Torch Relay Slide Show (84 images)



Speed Skater carries the Yukon Torch in the CWG Relay, Haines Junction, Yukon
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Kluane Lake (Burwash Landing and Destruction Bay)

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Kluane Lake Torch Relay Slide Show (70 images)



Canada Winter Games relay's Yukon Torch on Kluane Lake, Yukon with Burwash Landing Relay participants
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Dawson City

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Dawson City Torch Relay Slide Show (112 images)





2007 Canada Winter Games Relay - Dawson City, Yukon
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Iqaluit Capital City

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Iqaluit Capital City Torch Relay Slide Show (9 images)

Nunavut Torch Relay - Iqaluit Capital City

Mode of Transportation prior to event: The Torch arrived from the community of Cape Dorset by Air Freight.
Torch Carriers:
The Torch route was divided into ten segments with efforts made to utilize members of the community that had a variety of connections to the 2007 Canada Winter Games and/or previous sport and multi-sport games involvement. In certain instances, a segment was carried by two individuals.

Mr. Jim Antoine, former Premier of the Northwest Territories and currently the Pan North Ambassador to the 2007 Canada Winter Games joined the Iqaluit Capital Cities Celebration and offered his remarks regarding the upcoming Games.
The last Torch carriers would light a cauldron with the Host Society logo.

1. Michael Uniuqsaraq (the future) and Ross Bennett (elder) – Michael a ten year old just returned from Ottawa where he represented the City of Iqaluit in the Bell Canada Cup, the nation’s largest hockey tournament. Michael represented the future of sport whilst his grandfather a well-known local sport supporter represented the elders of our city. Together, they encompassed the wide range of ages that the “Games” can provide benefits and involvement for all ages.
2. Mathew Nuqiguak and Rueban Komanapik – both will attend the 2007 Canada Winter Games in the Pan North Visual Arts Program.
3. Wendy Bens – a former Canada Games athlete in the 1997 Canada Summer Games in Brandon, Manitoba. Wendy was team captain on Team NWT’s first time entry in the Women’s Soccer competition. Wendy is still involved in the Iqaluit Soccer scene and is an inspiration to many young girls involved in sport in Iqaluit.
4. Honourable Ed Picco – Minister of Education and one of Iqaluit’s three MLA’s.
5. Denise Hutchings and Stephanie Matthews - Both will attend the 2007 Canada Winter Games, Team Nunavut as part of the Women’s Curling Team. Their representation in the Torch Relay is on behalf of the young athletes of Nunavut and their Coaches that support our athlete and technical development programs.
6. Alamie Pillaqtuak – Was recently named as “Iqaluit’s Youth Volunteer of the Year”. Alamie will attend the 2007 Canada Winter Games as part of the Pan North Youth Ambassador Program.
7. RCMP, Cst. Mark Thompson and Cst. Ed Shorey – The RCMP have been involved in all Canada Games Torch Relay events throughout Nunavut. They have been a partner in this endeavor and have been a community supporter in many sport and recreation initiatives throughout the territory.
8. MLA Hunter Tootoo – The second of Nunavut’s three MLA’s to take part in this event. Hunter and his family can be seen as part of the Nunavut sport scene in many Iqaluit sporting events.
9. Judo Competitors: Eugene Dedderick and Zachary Green - This is the first time entry for Nunavut Judo in the Canada Winter Games. These athletes represented the growth of Nunavut sport and showcased the future as Nunavummiut move towards a bigger role in involvement in competitive sport.
10. Mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik and Premier Paul Okalik – As part of the Capital Cities Celebration it was only fitting that the last leg of this event be carried out by two of Iqaluit’s most prominent residents.

Part 2: Event Description Speakers:
MC – Hannah Uniuqsaraq – Former AWG athlete and currently a strong Nunavut and Iqaluit supporter and advocate for youth sport and physical activity acted as the MC and translator for this event. Hannah is a vibrant and easily identifiable bi-lingual community spokesperson.

Premier Paul Okalik – On behalf of the Government of Nunavut offered his thanks to the Host Society, City and participants that have made the Torch Relay events throughout Nunavut a huge success. He presented each participant in the
Torch Relay with a certificate. In closing he presented the Mayor with a banner recognizing the hosting of a Canada Games Torch Relay event.

MLA Hunter Tootoo – representing Minister Louis Tapardjuk unveiled the 2007 Canada Winter Games Team Nunavut Walk-out Clothing and Team Nunavut pins. Games gear was modeled by Judo athletes; Eugene Dedderick and Zachary Green.

Minister Ed Picco - on behalf of Minister David Simailak presented a pair of sealskin mitts to Stephanie Matthews from the ladies curling team. The mitts were accepted by Stephanie on behalf of all athletes and coaches that will attend the Canada Games.

All spectators were invited to view and have photographs taken with the torch. Hot chocolate, juice and bannock was available for all those that attended the Iqaluit Capital Cities Celebration.

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Yukon Torch Relay - Carcross

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Carcross Torch Relay Slide Show (56 images)





Elder with Yukon Torch in dog sled - 2007 Canada Winter Games relay, Carcross, Yukon
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Sanikiluaq

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Sanikiluaq Torch Relay Slide Show (4 images)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Kwanlin Dun, VANOC

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Kwanlin Dun, VANOC Torch Relay Slide Show (6 images)





Kwanlin Dun First Nation and VANOC Visit, Whitehorse, Yukon - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - Jan 9, 2007
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Ibex Hamlet

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Ibex Hamlet Torch Relay Slide Show (48 images)



Ibex Valley, Yukon - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - December 16, 2006

Mode of Transportation to Community: Vehicle
Distance Transported during Relay: 1/4 mile
Torch Carriers: George Rivard, Odette Rivard, Marten Sealy, Ryley Andrew, Jeneil MacPherson, Keith MacPherson, Jessica Guest

Torch Carriers assembled at the Old Alaska Highway turnoff. The torch was then walked to the Ibex Firehall accompanied by two fire trucks. One of the trucks led the procession and the other brought up the rear. Once at the firehall, short speeches were given by Bob Atkinson, Pam Boyde, Brad Cathers and Barbara Drury. Hot chocolate, tea, coffee, donuts and muffins were provided by the Ibex Hamlet Advisory Council, the event organizers, for the enjoyment of the torch carriers, speakers and guests.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: par véhicule
Distance parcouru: 0,40 km
Porteurs: George Rivard, Odette Rivard, Marten Sealy, Ryley Andrew, Jeneil MacPherson, Keith MacPherson, Jessica Guest.

Les porteurs du flambeau se sont rassemblés à la sortie de l’ancienne route de l’Alaska. Le cortège, escorté par deux camions d’incendie, a ensuite marché jusqu’à la caserne de pompiers d’Ibex. Le premier camion ouvrait la marche alors que le deuxième la fermait. Une fois le groupe arrivé à la caserne, Bob Atkinson, Pam Boyde, Brad Cathers et Barbara Drury ont prononcé quelques mots. Du chocolat chaud, du thé, du café, des beignets et des muffins étaient offerts par le Conseil consultatif du hameau d’Ibex, l’organisateur de cette célébration, pour le plus grand plaisir des porteurs, des conférenciers et des invités.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Gjoa Haven

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Gjoa Haven Torch Relay Slide Show (4 images)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Marsh Lake

LINK: Marsh Lake Torch Relay Slide Show (8 images)

Marsh Lake, Yukon - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - November 18, 2006

Mode of Transportation to Community: People arrived in vehicles
Distance Transported during Relay: 70 km (from Whitehorse)
Torch Carriers: Jo Graham, Vera Schall, Finley Sparling, Char Rentmeister, Elizabeth Sparling, Isaac Pumphrey, Delenn Larsen, Kaleb Champagne, Kendra Graham, Tristan Rentmeister, Daniel Cashaback, Sierra Graham, John Streicker.

This torch event started with everyone gathered at the Marsh Lake Firehall and traveled to the community centre. Rec Director John Streicker carried the torch and each child got to be a flag bearer. A huge bonfire pile set was set up in the parking lot. After commemorative speeches in English and French, the torch was then used to light the bonfire.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: en voiture
Distance parcourue: 70 km (à partir de Whitehorse)
Distance parcourue lors de l’événement: 500 m
Porteurs: Jo Graham, Vera Schall, Finley Sparling, Char Rentmeister, Elizabeth Sparling, Isaac Pumphrey, Delenn Larsen, Kaleb Champagne, Kendra Graham, Tristan Rentmeister, Daniel Cashaback, Sierra Graham et John Streicker.

Le Relais du flambeau a commencé par une rencontre à la caserne de Marsh Lake et par une marche jusqu’au centre communautaire, où le directeur, John Streicker, a pris le relais. Chaque enfant a eu la chance de porter un drapeau, à tour de rôle. Une immense pile de bois a été dressée dans le stationnement pour un feu de joie. Après les discours de circonstance, prononcés en anglais et en français, le feu de joie a été allumé, à l’aide du flambeau.

(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Cape Dorset

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Cape Dorset Torch Relay Slide Show (9 images)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Tagish

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Tagish Torch Relay Slide Show (18 images)



Tagish, Yukon - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - November 3, 2006
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Watson Lake, Upper Liard

LINK: Watson Lake, Upper Liard Torch Relay Slide Show (10 images)



Mode of Transportation to Community: Vehicle
Distance Transported to Community: Whitehorse to Watson Lake: 456 km
Distance Transported during Relay: 5km
Torch Carriers: James Magun Jr., Dakota Hinson, Dayna Dickson, Cody Magun, Devon Brodhagen

The flame from the Canada Winter Games torch was used to light the annual Halloween Bonfire in Wye Lake Park prior to starting the first leg of the relay. The Torch traveled on a portion of the community’s trail system through the park and into various neighborhoods in the community while children went from house to house trick or treating. The relay finished in Wye Lake Park, with a brief message from Mayor Nancy Moore, prior to a fireworks display. The final leg of the Watson Lake Relay was completed by a young torch carrier using a wheelchair. “Great to be given the opportunity to participate in this great event,” said Mayor Nancy Moore of Watson Lake, Yukon.

Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: par véhicule
Distance parcourue à la collectivité: Whitehorse a Watson Lake: 456 km
Distance parcourue dans la collectivité: 5 km
Porteurs: James Magun Jr., Dakota Hinson, Dayna Dickson, Cody Magun et Devon Brodhagen

Avant que ne commence la première étape du Relais du flambeau des Jeux d’hiver du Canada, le flambeau a servi à l’allumage du feu de joie d’Halloween annuel au parc du lac Wye. L’équipe du flambeau a emprunté quelques sentiers de la collectivité sillonnant le parc et le voisinage alors que les enfants faisaient la cueillette de bonbons. Le relais de la collectivité s’est terminé au parc du lac Wye, où la mairesse Nancy Moore a prononcé quelques mots avant les feux d’artifice. Lors de cette dernière étape, le porteur du flambeau était un jeune en fauteuil roulant. « Il est formidable d’avoir l’occasion de participer à une telle manifestation. » a dit la mairesse de Watson Lake (Yukon), Nancy Moore.

(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Rankin Inlet and Youth Olympic Academy

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Rankin Inlet Torch Relay Slide Show (10 images)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Coral Harbour

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Coral Harbour Torch Relay Slide Show (22 images)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Repulse Bay

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Repulse Bay Torch Relay Slide Show (34 images)

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Mode of Transportation to Community: Airplane
Distance Transported: 450 km
Torch Carriers: Community members

After the singing of our national anthem, a slide show of the beginning of the Nunavut Torch Relay event that began in Alert, Nunavut was shown. The torch relay was then run from the school, around the community to the Arctic Circle Inukshuk and continued back to the school, where the relay ended its 3 km trek.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien
Distance parcourue: 450 km
Porteurs: membres de la collectivité

Après avoir chanté l’hymne national, les membres de la collectivité ont visionné un diaporama des premières étapes du relais du flambeau du Nunavut, ayant commencé à Alert., Le relais de Repulse Bay a commencé à l’école et les porteurs ont ensuite sillonné la collectivité jusqu’à l’inukshuk du cercle arctique avant de retourner à l’école. Une distance de 3 km a été parcourue.


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Nunavut Torch Relay - Chesterfield Inlet

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Chesterfield Inlet Torch Relay Slide Show (13 images)

Nunavut Torch Relay - Chesterfield Inlet

Mode of Transportation to Community: Air Freight
Distance Transported: 300 km
Torch Carriers: Local athletes

A torch relay with 4 local athletes ran from the Hamlet Office to the school, a distance of 2km. The next day, a community feast was held on Saturday in honor of the torch relay event.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien
Distance parcourue: 300 km
Porteurs: athlètes locaux.

Quatre athlètes locaux ont participé au relais et ont couru du bureau de hameau à l’école, une distance de 2 km. Le samedi, une fête communautaire a eu lieu pour souligner le Relais du flambeau.


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Nunavut Torch Relay - Baker Lake and Nunavut Torch Challenge - Geographic Centre of Canada

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Baker Lake Torch Relay Slide Show (8 images)

Nunavut Torch Relay - Baker Lake and Nunavut Torch Challenge - Geographic Centre of Canada

Mode of Transportation to Community: Airplane
Distance Transported: 450 km
Torch Carriers: John Ray Mariq, Paula Piryuaq, Shane Niego, April Aupaluktuq , Matthew Arnauyok, Patrick Angoyuak.

The Community event commenced with a gathering at the Qamannituaq Recreation Centre and the torch was carried around the community, gathering community members as it went and concluded with a presentation at the Recreation Centre.
From the Rec Centre, the torch was transported by four wheel Drive and ATV to the 20 foot high commemorative inukshuk on the shore of Baker Lake marking the geographic centre of Canada. A group photo shoot with the torch and its designated carriers perched on top of the Geographic Center Commemorative Inukshuk overlooking the geographic centre of Canada.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien
Distance parcourue: 450 km
Porteurs: John Ray Mariq, Paula Piryuaq, Shane Niego, April Aupaluktuq , Matthew Arnauyok, Patrick Angoyuak.

Un rassemblement au centre de loisirs de Qamannituaq a donné le coup d’envoi à la manifestation. Le flambeau a ensuite été transporté au sein de la collectivité et les résidants se sont joints au relais, qui s’est terminé par une présentation au centre de loisirs.
À partir de cet endroit, le flambeau a été transporté par véhicule à quatre roues motrices et par véhicule tout terrain jusqu’aux berges du lac Baker, où se trouve un inukshuk de 6,1 m, érigé pour souligner le centre géographique du pays. Une photo de groupe a été prise et on peut y apercevoir le flambeau et ses porteurs au sommet de l’inukshuk.


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Nunavut Torch Relay - Whale Cove

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Whale Cove Torch Relay Slide Show (21 images)

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Mode of Transportation to Community: Airplane
Distance Transported: 150 km
Torch Carriers: Community members

Torch relay began at the Hamlet Office and was run around the community over a distance of 2km until it ended at the school. The flame burned for approximately 1 km due to high winds. Mayor Adjuk then presented the torch carriers with certificates of participation.



Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien
Distance parcourue: 150 km
Porteurs: membres de la collectivité

Cette portion du relais a commencé au bureau de hameau, puis l’équipe s’est rendue au sein de la collectivité. Une distance de 2 km a été parcourue et la manifestation a pris fin à l’école. En raison de vents violents, la flamme n’a été allumée que pendant la moitié du relais. Le maire, M. Adjuk, a ensuite remis les certificats de participation aux porteurs.


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Nunavut Torch Relay - Arviat

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Arviat Torch Relay Slide Show (11 images)

Nunavut Torch Relay - Arviat

Mode of Transportation to Community: Air Freight to Rankin Inlet via First Air, then to Arviat via Calm Air
Distance Transported: 1,450 km
Torch Carriers: Community members

Torch relay was run from the Hamlet Office to the Community Hall as distance of approximately 2km. Mayor Elizabeth Copland and RCMP officer David Aglukark presented certificates to the torch bearers after the relay was through.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien de First Air jusqu’à Rankin Inlet, puis fret aérien de Calm Air jusqu’à Arviat
Distance parcourue: 1 450 km
Porteurs: des membres de la collectivité.

Le Relais du flambeau a commencé au bureau de hameau pour ensuite se rendre à la salle communautaire, un trajet d’environ 2 km. La mairesse Elizabeth Copland et un agent de la GRC, David Aglukark, ont remis les certificats aux porteurs du flambeau, une fois le relais terminé.


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Yukon Torch Relay - Pelly Crossing

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Pelly Crossing Torch Relay Slide Show (66 images)



Pelly Crossing, Yukon - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - Cassie Campbell

HOSTING AN OLYMPIAN - Residents of Pelly Crossing, including Chief of the Selkirk First Nation, Darin Issac (far left), were joined by Canadian women's hockey legend Cassie Campbell (far right) as they held their portion of the 2007 Canada Winter Games Torch Relay Tuesday afternoon.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Old Crow

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Old Crow Torch Relay Slide Show (102 images)



Yukon Torch Relay - Horny Pole and Runners - 2007 CWG Games

Mode of Transportation to Community: Airplane
Distance Transported to Community: Whitehorse to Old Crow: 798 km
Torch Carriers: Included: Elders, adults, youth, and children, carrying the torch individually, in pairs and as larger groups.

People gathered in the community hall for a welcome speech and information about the run. A prayer was said by Elder Mary Tizya. The torch was lit and then passed to Elders who passed the torch to each other, until it came to two young women who were dressed in traditional gowns. Together the women held the torch and walked out of the hall, followed by Elders, Yúka the mascot and RCMP Corporal Paul Thalhofer dressed in his red serge. The torch was passed to the first torch carriers: three women and a small child on an ATV. The School Running Club, with their teacher, ran the torch 13 times around the inside of the school gym to signify the 10 provinces and 3 territories. For one leg of the relay, the torch was carried in a river boat from one end of town to the other end on the Porcupine River. When the Torch arrived back at the hall, an Elder and past athlete walked the Torch into the hall. A community supper was served, followed by speeches. Participation certificates were handed out, the names of past and current athletes from Old Crow were called out and Canada Winter Games pins were handed out to everyone who attended. The emcee was Joe Tetlichi and special guests included Deputy Chief Roger Kaye, Elder John Joe Kaye, torch sculptor Shane Wilson and Canada Games Torch Relay coordinator Lindsay Agar.

Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: par avion
Distance parcourue à la collectivité: Whitehorse à Old Crow: 798 km
Porteurs: des aînés, des adultes, des jeunes et des enfants ont porté le flambeau, que ce soit seul, en couple et en groupe.

Les gens se sont rassemblés dans la salle communautaire afin d’écouter un discours de bienvenue et recevoir de l’information concernant le relais. L’aînée Mary Tizya a récitée une prière puis le flambeau a été allumé et transmis a des aînés qui l’ont fait circulé jusqu’à ce qu’il soit passé à deux jeunes filles vêtues de robes traditionnelles. Elles ont tenu le flambeau ensemble et sont sorties de la salle communautaire suivies des ainés, de Yúka la mascotte et du caporal de la GRC, Paul Thalhofer, habillé de sa tunique rouge. À bord d’un VTT, trois femmes et un enfant furent les premiers porteurs du flambeau et ce fut ensuite le tour des membres du club de course de l’école ainsi que du professeur responsable de l’activité. Ces derniers ont fait le tour du gymnase de l’école à la course 13 fois, le flambeau dans les mains, afin de représenter les dix provinces et trois territoires du pays. Le flambeau a ensuite été transporté par bateau sur la rivière Porcupine afin de traverser le village. Il s’agissait d’une des étapes du relais. Les porteurs du flambeau l’ont ramené à la salle communautaire où il a été remis à l’un des aînés, un ancien athlète, pour que ce dernier le transporte à l’intérieur. Un souper communautaire a été servi, suivi de quelques présentations. De plus, des épinglettes des Jeux du Canada et des certificats de participation ont été remis et les animateurs ont fait mention du nom des anciens athlètes de Old Crow. L’animateur de la manifestation était Joe Tetlichi et parmi les invités se trouvaient le sous-chef Roger Kaye, l’aîné John Joe Kaye, le sculpteur du flambeau Shane Wilson et la coordonnatrice du Relais du flambeau Lindsay Agar.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Teslin

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Teslin Torch Relay Slide Show (133 images)



Yukon Torch - Sam Johnson, Teslin, Yukon - 2007 CWG Relay

Mode of Transportation to Community: Vehicle
Distance Transported during Relay: Whitehorse to Teslin: 183 km
Torch Carriers: Community members

The torch arrived at the Heritage Centre via a route through the Village and down the George Johnston Trail. The torch was ceremoniously brought in to the Heritage Centre by Ryan Jules and Jackie Bruce bringing together young and old alike. The day was capped off with a community supper and family dance at the Heritage Centre.

Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: en voiture
Distance parcourue: Whitehorse a Teslin: 183 km
Porteurs: des membres de la collectivité.

Le flambeau est arrivé au Heritage Centre en voiture, après avoir traversé le village et descendu le sentier George Johnston. Il a été apporté solennellement dans le Heritage Centre par Ryan Jules et Jackie Bruce, en guise de célébration des jeunes ainsi que des aînés. La journée s'est terminée par un souper communautaire et une danse familiale au Heritage Centre.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Qikiqtarjuaq (Part of Operation Lancaster, DND)

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Qikiqtarjuaq Torch Relay Slide Show (12 images)

Nunavut Torch Relay - Qikiqtarjuaq (Part of Operation Lancaster, DND)

Mode of Transportation to Community: Air Freight, Canadian Forces Twin Otter
Distance Transported: 361 km
Torch Carriers: Senior Girls Volleyball Team.

The Qikiqtarjuaq Torch Relay event began with RCMP members and the Canadian Rangers bringing the torch forward. The torch bearers were introduced and special guests lit the torch. Speakers at the event included Mayor Lootie Toomasie of Qikiqtarjuaq, Colonel Christine Whitecross, Lieutenant General Dumais, Major General Peters and Commanding Officer Oland of HMCS Goose Bay. The RCMP and Rangers passed the torch to the torch bearers, who started the relay. A community feast and cultural performances with throat singing followed the Torch Relay.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien à bord d’un Twin Otter des Forces canadiennes
Distance parcourue: 361 km
Porteurs: équipe de volleyball féminine de niveau sénior.

Les activités entourant le Relais du flambeau dans la collectivité de Qikiqtarjuaq ont commencé lorsque des agents de la GRC et des Rangers canadiens ont apporté le flambeau. Ses porteurs ont ensuite été présentés et des invités ont allumé le flambeau. Parmi les conférenciers invités se trouvait le maire de Qikiqtarjuaq, Lootie Toomasie, la colonelle Christine Whitecross, le lieutenant-général Dumais, le major général Petras ainsi que le commandant du NCSM Goose Bay, M. Oland. Les agents de la GRC et les Rangers canadiens ont transmis le flambeau aux porteurs qui ont ensuite commencé le relais. Une fête communautaire et des présentations culturelles incluant du chant guttural ont eu lieu à la suite des festivités entourant le Relais du flambeau.


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Nunavut Torch Relay - Clyde River (Part of Operation Lancaster, DND)

LINKS:
Clyde River Torch Relay Slide Show (6 images)

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Mode of Transportation to Community: Air Freight, Canadian Forces Twin Otter
Distance Transported: 406 km
Torch Carriers: Local Athletes.

Colonel Christine Whitecross, Lieutenant General Dumais, Major General Petras and Commanding Officer Oland of HMCS Goose Bay and Peter Paneak, Mayor of Clyde River were on hand to provide an overview of the 2007 Torch Relay and introduce the local athletes taking part in the relay. Members of the RCMP and the Canadian Rangers lit the torch handed it off to the first runner. A community feast and cultural performances, including an Inuit Games demonstration and hip hop dancers, immediately followed the relay.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien à bord d’un Twin Otter des Forces canadiennes
Distance parcourue: 406 km
Porteurs: athlètes locaux.

La colonelle Christine Whitecross, le lieutenant-général Dumais, le major général Petras, le commandant du NCSM Goose Bay, M. Oland, ainsi que le maire de Clyde River étaient présents aux activités entourant le passage du Relais du flambeau 2007 afin de faire un survol du relais et de présenter les athlètes locaux y participant. Des agents de la GRC et des Rangers canadiens ont allumé le flambeau avant de le donner au premier coureur puis une fête communautaire a eu lieu. Parmi les activités présentées, il y a eu une démonstration de jeux inuits ainsi qu’un spectacle de danseurs de hip hop.


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Nunavut Torch Relay - Pond Inlet (Part of Operation Lancaster, DND)

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Pond Inlet Torch Relay Slide Show (5 images)



Nunavut Torch Relay - Pond Inlet (Part of Operation Lancaster, DND)

Mode of Transportation to Community: Navy Frigate, HMCS Montreal
Distance Transported: 1067 km
Torch Carriers: Local Athlete.

After the RCMP and the Ranger Sergeant brought the torch forward, emcee Rachel Ootoova introduced the special guests: the Mayor of Pond Inlet, the Premier of Nunavut, Lieutenant General Marc Dumais and Colonel Christine Whitecross. After an overview of the 2007 Torch Relay the local athletes who carried the torch were introduced. Then the torch was lit and the relay was off and running. A community feast complete with cultural performances by throat singers and square dancers followed the event.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: NCSM Montréal, frégate de la Marine
Distance parcourue: 1067 km
Porteurs: athlètes locaux.

L’agent de la GRC et le sergent Ranger ont apporté le flambeau et l’animatrice Rachel Ootoova a présenté les invités, soit le maire de Pond Inlet, le premier ministre du Nunavut, le lieutenant-général Dumais et la colonelle Christine Whitecross. Les invités ont d’abord fait un survol du Relais du flambeau 2007 avant de présenter les athlètes locaux porteurs du flambeau et d’allumer le flambeau, puis le relais a débuté. Ensuite, une fête communautaire a eu lieu, remplie d’activités telles que du chant guttural et de la danse carrée.


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Yukon Torch Challenge - Ivvavik National Park

LINK: Ivvavik National Park Torch Challenge Slide Show (14 images)

Torch Challenge - Firth River, Ivvavik National Park - 2007 CWG Relay
TORCH CHALLENGE #5 - The Yukon Torch accompanies Ivvavik Park Wardens and two CWG atheletes down the Firth River through Ivvavik National Park.

Mode(s) of Transportation to the Event: Twin Otter, Raft & Helicopter
Distance Transported to Event: Inuvik to Sheep Creek 180km
Torch Carriers: Melinda Gillis, Visitors Services; Ryan Drummond, National Park Warden; Mervin Joe, National Park Warden; Jeffrey Peter, Park Patrol; Lance Nukon, Park Patrol; Noel Cockney, biathlete; Alyssa Carpenter, hockey player.

The Torch Challenge was delayed when bad weather in Inuvik made it impossible to fly the torch to Ivvavik National Park. The lighting of the torch finally took place August 20, 2006 when rafts carrying the torch were launched down the Firth River. The first day of travel took the torch to the Anticline campsite where the carriers rested up in preparation for the Big Bend Rollercoaster rapids – the highlight of the challenge.

The journey stalled at another set of the rapids, the Caribou Fence rapids, where the water was too high and fast. After waiting for the water level to lower, a helicopter finally took the torch back to Sheep Creek, then a twin otter aircraft took the torch back to Inuvik. Although the weather and elements made things difficult, this challenge was still considered a great success. “I think it’s great to see such a nationally significant event being held in the North,” said Jeffrey Peter of Old Crow.



Moyen(s) de transport vers la collectivité: Twin Otter, radeau pneumatique et hélicoptère
Distance parcouru: 180 km (d’Inuvik à Sheep Creek)
Porteurs: Melinda Gillis (service à la clientèle), Ryan Drummond, (garde du parc national), Mervin Joe (garde du parc national), Jeffrey Peter (patrouilleur du parc), Lance Nukon (patrouilleur du parc), Noel Cockney (biathlète), Alyssa Carpenter (joueuse de hockey).

En raison de mauvaises conditions climatiques, le Défi du flambeau a été remis à plus tard puisqu’il était impossible de le transporter par avion jusqu’au parc national Ivvavik. Le flambeau a pu être allumé le 20 août 2006 avant que des radeaux pneumatiques ne l’emportent sur la rivière Firth. Après une journée de navigation, l’équipe s’est arrêtée au site de camping d’Anticline afin de se reposer un peu avant d’affronter les rapides Big Bend Rollercoaster, le point culminant du défi.

L’équipe a dû s’arrêter une fois de plus avant d’atteindre les rapides Caribou Fence, l’eau étant trop haute et tumultueuse. Un hélicoptère a finalement dû aller chercher le flambeau pour le ramener à Sheep Creek; il a ensuite été transporté à bord d’un Twin Otter jusqu’à Inuvik. Malgré les obstacles, ce Défi du flambeau a tout de même été un véritable succès. « Il est merveilleux qu’une manifestation d’importance nationale se déroule dans le Nord » a déclaré Jeffrey Peter, 23 ans, de Old Crow.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Relay - DND Cadet Camp

LINK: DND Cadet Camp Torch Relay Slide Show (42 images)

Department of National Defence Cadet Camp, Whitehorse, Yukon - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - August 15, 2006
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - DND Iqaluit Torch Relay and Commencement of Operation Lancaster

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DND Iqaluit Torch Relay Slide Show (24 images)

Nunavut Torch Relay - DND Iqaluit Torch Relay and Commencement of Operation Lancaster

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Yukon Torch Relay - Yukon River Marathon

LINK: Yukon River Marathon and Torch Relay Slide Show (9 images)

Yukon River Marathon, Whitehorse, Yukon - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - August 6, 2006
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Pangnirtung and Nunavut Torch Challenge - Auyuiituq National Park

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Pangnirtung Torch Relay Slide Show (7 images)

Nunavut Torch Relay - Pangnirtung and Nunavut Torch Challenge - Auyuiituq National Park

Mode of Transportation to Community: Air Freight
Distance Transported: 298 km
Torch Carriers: Park Days participants.

The torch was displayed at the Auyuittuq National Park office during Parks Day in the morning and at the camp in the afternoon. The public were given a chance to have their photo taken with the torch. Billy Etooangat spoke at Parks Day and Manasa Evic, the mayor of Pangnirtung, was a special guest at the event. The torch was passed around by all participants.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien
Distance parcourue: 298 km
Porteurs: participants à la Journée des parcs

Le flambeau a été exposé au bureau du parc national d’Auyuittuq en matinée lors de la Journée des parcs et au campement en après-midi. Le public a donc eu l’occasion d’être pris en photo avec le flambeau. Billy Etooangat a prononcé un discours pour la Journée des parcs et Manasa Evic, le maire de Pangnirtung, était l’invité spécial de cette journée. Tous les participants se sont transmis le flambeau à tour de rôle.


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Nunavut Torch Relay - Arctic Bay

LINKS:
Arctic Bay Torch Relay Slide Show (40 images)

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Mode of Transportation to Community: Air Freight
Distance Transported: 1217 km
Torch Carriers: Thomas Levi, Peter Shooyook, Judas Shappa, Adam Palmer, Sherry MacLean, Alisa Shooyook, Mathew Akikuluk, Enuyaaq Shooyook, Bobby Oqituq et Barry Iqalukjuaq.

On July 1, 2006, the torch was run from Arctic Bay to Victor Bay, a distance of 2.5 km. The run was followed by games and a community barbecue. On July 2nd, a 50yrs. & over hockey tournament was held, followed by another day of games and barbecue outside the arena.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien
Distance parcourue: 1217 km
Porteurs: Thomas Levi, Peter Shooyook, Judas Shappa, Adam Palmer, Sherry MacLean, Alisa Shooyook, Mathew Akikuluk, Enuyaaq Shooyook, Bobby Oqituq et Barry Iqalukjuaq.

Le 1er juillet 2006, le flambeau a parcouru une distance de 2,5 km en voyageant de Arctic Bay jusqu’à Victor Bay. Ce relais a été suivi de différentes activités et d’un barbecue communautaire. Le 2 juillet, un tournoi de hockey pour les gens âgés de 50 ans ou plus s’est déroulé et a été suivi d’activités et d’un second barbecue à l’extérieur de l’aréna.


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Yukon Torch Relay - Faro

LINKS:
Faro Torch Relay Slide Show (28 images)



Faro, Yukon - Lena Brule - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - July 1, 2006

Mode of Transportation to Community: Vehicle
Torch Carriers: Faro community members.

The Faro Torch Relay event happened in the evening, as the final event in the community's Canada Day celebrations. Council member Michelle Vainio was the emcee and guest speakers included Dudley Morgan, of the Canada Winter Games Host Society, and Shane Wilson, the artist who designed and carved the three 2007 Canada Winter Games torches. The torch was passed to all members of the community as they stood in a large circle in front of the visitor's reception centre. Canada Games mascot Yuka was a popular guest at the event.



Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: véhicule
Porteurs: membres de la collectivité de Faro.

Le Relais du flambeau communautaire de Faro s’est déroulé en soirée et était la dernière activité des célébrations de la Fête du Canada de la collectivité. Michelle Vainio, membre du conseil, était l’animatrice de cette manifestation. Dudley Morgan, de la Société hôtesse des Jeux d’hiver du Canada, ainsi que Shane Wilson, l’artiste qui a dessiné et sculpté les trois flambeaux des Jeux d’hiver du Canada 2007, étaient quant à eux présents en tant que conférenciers invités. Les membres de la communauté ont tous porté le flambeau alors qu’ils formaient un cercle devant le centre d’accueil des visiteurs. Yúka, la mascotte des Jeux du Canada a été l’invitée la plus populaire de la soirée.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Ross River

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Ross River Torch Relay Slide Show (66 images)



Ross River, Yukon - The Etzels - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - July 1, 2006

Mode of Transportation to Community: Vehicle
Distance Transported during Relay: Whitehorse to Ross River: 423 km
Torch Carriers: All community members.

The Torch relay came to Ross River on Canada Day with special guests Elvis Presley, Shane Wilson, the artist who designed the torches, Lynn Paterson of YGC Resourses Ltd., and Deputy Chief Gordon Peter. Dudley Morgan, of the 2007 Canada Winter Games Host Society, was the special guest speaker. The torch was carried in the Canada Day parade, then passed from person to person. Each member of the community was able to carry the torch and have their picture taken with it.

Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: véhicule
Distance parcourue: Whitehorse a Ross River: 423 km
Porteurs: tous les membres de la collectivité.

Le Relais du flambeau s’est rendu à Ross River lors de la fête du Canada. Elvis Presley était l’un des invités spéciaux, de même que Shane Wilson, l’artiste qui a conçu les flambeaux, Lynn Paterson de YGC Resources Ltd. ainsi que le Sous-chef Gordon Peter. Dudley Morgan, de la Société hôtesse des Jeux d’hiver du Canada 2007, était le conférencier invité. Le flambeau a été porté lors du défilé de la fête du Canada, passant entre les mains de tous. Chacun des membres de la collectivité a donc eu l’occasion de tenir le flambeau et d’être pris en photo.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Igloolik

LINKS:
Igloolik Torch Relay Slide Show (21 images)

Nunavut Torch Relay - Igloolik

Mode of Transportation to Community: Air Freight
Distance Transported: Iqaluit to Igloolik: 591 km
Youth Torch Bearers: Lynn Quassa, Jimmy Qamukaq, Boyce Ulayuk, Alec Arnatsiaq and Elias Qaunaq.
Ceremonial Torch Bearers: Emily Arnatsiaq, Lydia Qaunaq, Issac Malliki, Julia Amarualik, Joe Immaroitok.

Celestino Uyarak emceed the torch relay event and Joanna Quassa was the special guest speaker. The event included a prayer and lighting of the qulliq. The torch was carried on foot, and after the parade, there was a community barbecue and traditional Inuit games were played at the community hall.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien
Distance parcourue: d’Iqaluit à Igloolik, 591 km
Jeunes porteurs: Lynn Quassa, Jimmy Qamukaq, Boyce Ulayuk, Alec Arnatsiaq et Elias Qaunaq.
Porteurs pour la cérémonie: Emily Arnatsiaq, Lydia Qaunaq, Issac Malliki, Julia Amarualik et Joe Immaroitok.

Le Relais du flambeau communautaire était animé par Celestino Uyarak et Joanna Quassa était la conférencière invitée. La manifestation comportait une prière et l’allumage du qulliq. Les porteurs ont transporté le flambeau à pied. Un barbecue communautaire ainsi que des jeux inuits traditionnels ont eu lieu à la salle des fêtes après le défilé.

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Yukon Torch Relay - Mayo

LINK: Mayo Torch Relay Slide Show (10 images)

Mayo, Yukon - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - June 18, 2006

Mode of Transportation to Community: Vehicle
Distance Transported during Relay: 5 km
Torch Carriers: Ross Barchen, Dusty Fraser, Chelsea Dolan, Jared Leary and Taiya Melancon.

The Mayo Torch relay event was held in conjunction with the Mayo Midnight Marathon. The torch was transported by children over the first 5 km of the race course. Host Society President Piers McDonald was guest speaker, along with Ian Spencer and Sylvie Menelon. Mining company sponsors were present and they presented the village of Mayo with the community souvenir banner. After the event, members of the Host Society and the mining company representatives stayed in Mayo for the night to volunteer at water stations during the marathon.

Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: véhicule
Distance parcourue: 5 km
Porteurs: Ross Barchen, Dusty Fraser, Chelsea Dolan, Jared Leary et Taiya Melancon.

Le Relais du flambeau communautaire de Mayo a été combiné au Marathon de minuit de Mayo. Le flambeau a été porté par des enfants pendant les cinq premiers kilomètres de la course. Le président de la Société hôtesse, M. Piers McDonald, était l’un des conférenciers invités, tout comme Ian Spencer et Sylvie Menelon. Les sociétés minières commanditaires étaient présentes et elles ont remis au village de Mayo une bannière souvenir communautaire. Après la manifestation, les membres de la Société hôtesse ainsi que les représentants des sociétés minières sont restés à Mayo afin de participer au marathon en tant que bénévoles délégués aux postes d'eau.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Relay - Deep Creek, Lake Laberge

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Deep Creek, Lake Laberge Torch Relay Slide Show (24 images)



Deep Creek, Yukon - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - June 10, 2006

Mode of Transportation to Community: Vehicle
Distance Transported during Relay: 1 km
Torch Carriers: Meggin McCaw, Ramesh Ferris, Joyce Young and Rena Marie McCaw.

The torch was carried in a canoe, accompanied by one of the Midnight Sun Bagpipers. It was then transferred to Ramesh Ferris, representing disabled athletes, who carried it on a hand bike. Ferris then passed the torch to community member Joyce Young, who carried the torch on foot and passed it onto two community youth in a horse-drawn carriage. The event ended with a community barbecue where Brian Lendrum recited Robert Service and played music on his guitar. The speaker was Lindsay Agar of the 2007 Canada Winter Games Host Society and special guests included the Midnight Sun Bagpipers, Ramesh Ferris and Brian Lendrum.

Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: véhicule
Distance parcourue: 1 km
Porteurs: Meggin McCaw, Ramesh Ferris, Joyce Young et Rena Marie McCaw.

Les porteurs ont transporté le flambeau en canot, accompagnés par un de les Midnight Sun Bagpipers. Le flambeau a ensuite été transmis à Ramesh Ferris, représentant des athlètes handicapés, qui a porté le flambeau en vélo à main. Le relais s’est poursuivi avec Joyce Young, membre de la communauté, qui a porté le flambeau à pieds avant de le transmettre à deux jeunes de la collectivité qui étaient à bord d’une voiture tirée par des chevaux. Le relais communautaire s'est terminé par un barbecue au cours duquel Brian Lendrum a récité quelques vers de Robert Service et joué de la guitare. Lindsay Agar était la conférencière pour cette manifestation et les Midnight Sun Bagpipers, Ramesh Ferris et Brian Lendrum étaient les invités spéciaux.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Yukon Torch Challenge - Kluane National Park

LINK: Kluane National Park Torch Challenge Slide Show (3 images)

Kluane National Park Torch Challenge, Yukon - May 23, 2006

Mode of Transportation to Challenge: Helicopter and fixed-wing plane
Distance Transported: Unknown
Torch Carriers: Lloyd Freese, Rick Staley, Simon Johnson, Brad White and Andrew Lawrence.

The 2007 Canada Winter Games Torch spent seven days on the upper reaches of the Dusty Glacier, in the south east corner of the St. Elias moutain range within Kluane National Park. The wardens participated in a variety of public safety training exercises such as crevasse rescue, technical climbing, helicopter sling rescue, avalanche awareness and glacier travel. They climbed several glaciated peaks in the area, up to 3,400 meters in elevation, carrying the Canada Winter Games flag. Blue skies, calm winds and mild temperatures helped make the training exercise a great success.

Moyen de transport vers le lieu du défi: hélicoptère et aéronef à voilure fixe
Distance parcourue: inconnue
Porteurs: Lloyd Freese, Rick Staley, Simon Johnson, Brad White et Andrew Lawrence.

L’équipe du Relais du flambeau des Jeux d’hiver du Canada 2007 a passé sept jours sur la partie supérieure du glacier Dusty, situé dans la partie sud-est du massif St-Elias dans le Parc national Kluane. Les gardes de parc ont participé à différents exercices de sécurité publique tels que le sauvetage dans les crevasses glaciaires, de l’escalade de haut niveau, sauvetage à l’élingue en hélicoptère, prise de conscience des dangers des avalanches et escalade glaciaire. Le groupe a escaladé de nombreux sommets glacés, s’élevant jusqu’à 3 400 mètres et situés dans la région, en portant le drapeau des Jeux d’hiver du Canada. Le ciel bleu, un vent calme et une température douce ont aidé à faire de cet exercice un véritable succès.

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(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Nunavut Torch Relay - Grise Fjord

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Grise Fjord Torch Relay Slide Show (28 images)

Nunavut Torch Relay - Grise Fjord

Mode of Transportation to Community: Vehicle
Distance Transported: Resolute Bay to Grise Fiord: 381 km
Torch Carriers: RCMP and students from the Ummiak School

The Canada Winter Games torch was carried through the community of Grise Fiord in a parade with community members. The parade was followed by a reception and photo opportunities with the torch at Ummimak School, where refreshments were enjoyed. Speakers included Marty Kuluguqtuq, SAO Grise Fiord, and Curtis Warner of the Government of Nunavut.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: véhicule
Distance parcourue: de la baie Resolute jusqu’au fiord Grise, 381 km
Porteurs: agents de la GRC et des élèves de l’école Ummimak

Des membres de la collectivité de Fiord Grise ont porté le flambeau des Jeux d’hiver du Canada au cours d’un défilé dans les rues de la collectivité. Une réception a suivi le défilé et la population a eu l’occasion de se faire prendre en photo avec le flambeau à l’école Ummimak. Des rafraîchissements leur ont aussi été offerts. Marty Kuluguqtuq, Haut représentant de l’arctique de Fiord Grise, et Curtis Warner, du gouvernement du Nunavut, étaient deux des conférenciers invités.


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Nunavut Torch Relay - Resolute Bay

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Resolute Bay Torch Relay Slide Show (18 images)

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Mode of Transportation to Community: Air Freight
Distance Transported: Iqaluit to Resolute Bay - 1,572 km
Torch Carriers: Students and Staff of Qarmartalik School, RCMP

The 2007 Canada Winter Games Torch was paraded through the community by students, school staff and community members. The parade was followed by a reception and everyone had photo opportunities with the torch. Refreshments were enjoyed by everyone. Tracey McMillan, the Outreach Coordinator for Qarmartalik School, and Curtis Warner, RDO, Government of Nunavut, spoke at the event.


Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: fret aérien
Distance parcourue: d’Iqaluit à la baie Resolute, 1 572 km
Porteurs: agents de la GRC ainsi que les élèves et le personnel de l’école Qarmartalik

Les élèves et le personnel de l’école ainsi que les membres de la collectivité ont porté le flambeau des Jeux d’hiver du Canada 2007 lors d’un défilé dans les rues de la collectivité. Une réception a suivi le défilé et tous ont eu l’occasion d’être pris en photo avec le flambeau. Des rafraîchissements étaient aussi offerts. Tracey McMillan, animatrice communautaire pour l’école Qarmartalik, et Curtis Warner, du Bureau du directeur régional du gouvernement du Nunavut, étaient les conférenciers invités de cette manifestation.

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Yukon Torch Relay - Carmacks

LINK: Carmacks Torch Relay Slide Show (8 images)

Carmacks, Yukon - 2007 CWG Torch Relay - May 5, 2006

Mode of Transportation to Community: Vehicle
Distance Transported during Relay: 3 km
Torch Carriers: Cindy Charlie, Denise Mitchell, George Skookum and Patsy Cashin.

The Carmacks Torch Relay community event was held in conjunction with the 30th Annual Ridge Run. Youth from schools across Yukon joined members of Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation, the Village of Carmacks and the Canada Winter Games Host Society for the Torch Relay community event. Torch carriers ran a 3 km loop, passing the torch at different intervals along the route. Special guest was Shirlee Frost and speakers included Patsy Cashin, George Skookum and Peter Menzes.

Moyen de transport vers la collectivité: véhicule
Distance parcourue: 3 km
Porteurs: Cindy Charlie, Denise Mitchell, George Skookum et Patsy Cashin.

Le Relais du flambeau communautaire de Carmacks a été combiné à la tenue du 30e Ridge Run annuel. Pour l’occasion, les jeunes des écoles du Yukon se sont joints aux membres de la bande de la Première nation Little Salmon Carmacks, aux habitants du village de Carmacks et à la Société hôtesse des Jeux d’hiver du Canada. Les porteurs du flambeau ont couru 3 km, se transmettant le flambeau à différents intervalles tout au long de la route. L’invitée spéciale de cette manifestation était Shirlee Frost. Patsy Cashin, George Skookum et Peter Menzes étaient présents à titre de conférenciers.
(caribou antler carving, caribou antler sculpture)

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Official Lighting of the Three Northern Torches by the Roly McLenahan Torch, Alert, Nunavut

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Alert Torch Relay Slide Show (18 images)



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After the flame was lit in Ottawa, it traveled to Alert, in Canada’s far north, where it lit three unique torches representing Canada’s three territories. These torches were carried off by three elite athletes from the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut towards their own territory.



Shane's father, Bill Wilson explains to my maternal grandmother, Jessie (Cowan) Brown about the Canada Winter Games Torch Relay, and the role of the three Northern torches he carved. 'Grandma Brown' passed away a few months later in 2006.





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Lighting of the Canada Games 'Roly McLenahan Torch' from the Centennial Flame, Ottawa, Ontario

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Official Lighting Slide Show (16 images)

Lighting of the Canada Games 'Roly McLenahan Torch' from the Centennial Flame, Ottawa, Ontario

The Roly McLenahan Canada Games Torch was lit at an official ceremony on Parliament Hill Ottawa in partnership with the Canada Games Council.

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