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2017 Canada Summer Games – Thompson, MB (July 6, 2017) – The spirit of the 2017 Canada Summer Games came to Thompson today as Manitoba’s fourth largest city hosted a leg of the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay. Ten local torchbearers, chosen by a local selection committee, carried the flame through the streets of Thompson, known as “the Hub of the North” and the regional trade and service centre of northern Manitoba.

The Thompson leg of the Manitoba Torch Relay had a youthful air as half the torchbearers carrying the Canada Games’ Roly McLenahan Torch down Thompson Drive are local young people who embody the Canada Games spirit. 

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.

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