Olympic Flame Crosses Into Ontario
The Vancouver 2010 flame crosses into the Canadian province of Ontario on Day 43 of the Olympic torch relay.
Yesterday highlights include the torch reaching Quebec’s largest city, Montreal, and taking a ride on BIXI, the city’s bicycle sharing system. The featured highlight of Day 42 was the Olympic Flame’s visit to Canada’s Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. 1948 figure skating Olympian Barbara Ann Scott carried the torch from the Prime Ministers’ corridor through the historic Canada doors into the House of Commons chambers. VANOC Chief Executive Officer John Furlong joined the members of Parliament to welcome the flame.
The flame continues its journey through Masson-Angers and Buckingham.
The torch reaches its final destination of the day in the town of Gaineau where weightlifting Olympian Pierre St-Jean will carry the Olympic Torch and a welcome celebration is planned at Place de la Cite and will include unique performances from Aboriginal singing to slam poetry.