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Canada Games torch to pass through Northeast

The torch that will kick off the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George will soon make its way through the Peace. Thursday morning, the torch will pass through Pouce Coupe, with events scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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The Canada Games Roly McLenahan Torch was lit on Parliament Hill Oct. 16. MP Bob Zimmer took part in the event. The torch passes through Dawson Creek on Nov. 20 and Fort St. John on Nov. 22.

The torch that will kick off the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George will soon make its way through the Peace.

Thursday morning, the torch will pass through Pouce Coupe, with events scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Runners will then carry the torch to Dawson Creek, where the mayor and council will host events at city hall and the Encana Events Centre from 1 to 3 p.m.

Fort St. John will host a community torch celebration on Saturday, Nov. 22, with a torch relay down 100th street at noon. Additional torch-related events, including band and DJ performances will be held at Centennial Park.

Torchbearers will make stops in Hudson's Hope and Tumbler Ridge on Sunday and Monday,
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Among the torch bearers in the northeast are Raistlin Van Spronsen, Neil Evans, Christina Wards, Shaely Wilbur, Leah Gifford and Jay Morrison.

The Canada Winter Games are a high-level amateur winter sports event where athletes represent their home provinces. The games feature 19 events.

The games run Feb. 13 to March 1 in Prince George.

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