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2017 Canada Summer Games – (Morden, MB) June 29, 2017 – The Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay came to the heart of the Pembina Valley today, as Niibin the 2017 Canada Summer Games mascot brought the excitement of the Games to Morden. The community gathered to recognize the achievements of 11 torchbearers who represent the spirit of the Canada Games, including a Special Olympian, Canada Games alumni, community volunteers and local residents who are passionate about sport and youth.

The Morden relay began at 10:30 a.m. at the Junction of Highway 3 and Road 27 West. Eleven torchbearers, who were chosen by a local selection committee, carried the Canada Games’ Roly McLenahan torch down Highway 3 to the local Manitoba Hydro office where a community celebration was held.

Morden Torchbearers*

Krista Hildebrand
Glenn Lussier
Liz Hildebrand
Michael Olotu-Jacob
Hailey Hunter
Chris Dick
Valerie Delorme
Dale Ready
Julie Kalinowski
Mack Walske
Karen Doel

The Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay carries the excitement of the Games throughout Manitoba. The torch was lit in Ottawa on June 6, 2017 for the official lighting ceremony. On June 21, Indigenous Elders and Grandmothers infused the Torch Relay with the spirit of the Sacred Fire, while honouring the land and waters the 2017 Canada Summer Games will be held upon.  Between June 23 and July 26, the Roly McLenahan Torch will travel to 10 communities around the province, as well as to Kenora, Ontario. 

*Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information regarding the torchbearers including the correct spelling of their name. Events and participants are subject to change.  We regret any error that may have found its way into the list or any other communication material.

For more information about the 2017 Canada Summer Games: Call our bilingual information service 233-ALLO at 204-233-2556. Service is available 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until August 15, 2017.

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Monique LaCoste
Media Relations Consultant
2017 Canada Summer Games
Office: 204-594-5683
Mobile: 204-451-1202
mlacoste@2017canadagames.ca