Over 200 torchbearers selected for 2017 Canada Summer Games
2017 Canada Summer Games – Community leaders and local sports leaders selected from across Manitoba and Kenora
(WINNIPEG, May 12, 2017) – A group of Winnipeggers received a red-carpet welcome this morning as the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society and Co-Hosts announced the torchbearers for the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay leading up to the Games. Applicants selected for the Winnipeg leg of the Relay were greeted by dignitaries at a ceremony held at Manitoba Hydro Place where they received a special commemorative pin and were treated to a red-carpet pancake breakfast.
““We were overwhelmed by the response to our call for torchbearers,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society. “Over 650 applicants from every corner of Manitoba, as well as Kenora, described how they embody the Canada Games spirit. Each one of them has an inspiring story to tell.”
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