Torch run nears Terrace

LOCAL OLYMPIC torch run organizer Carol Fielding and Terrace mayor Dave Pernarowski with the real thing. And official red mittens.

WITH JUST a day left before the Olympic torch comes to Terrace, organizers are preparing the final touches for the community celebration in front of city hall.

Local celebration organizer Carol Fielding is reminding people that the key area, the Eby St. section in front of city and Lakelse Ave. stretching east to McDonald’s, will be closed off beginning at 5 a.m. on Feb. 1.

“We expect that will last until 5 p.m.,” Field said of a full day of events that begins in that location with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m.

The torch run itself begins at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Hwy16 at the Wal-Mart intersection, ending up at the city hall location at 2 p. m. with the lighting of the community cauldron by final runner Dave Jephson.

There will be road closures along the torch route as the torch runners, accompanied by a multi-vehicle torch run convoy, proceed.

Each runner takes his or her torch 300 metres.

Following the celebrations at city hall, the flame is run through Kitsumkalum, then up to the Nass Valley and over to Prince Rupert for an evening event.

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