Torchlighting Ceremony to Kick-Off Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games

Torchlighting Ceremony to Kick-Off Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games

Author: BC Games Society/Tuesday, April 1, 2014/Categories: 2014 BC Summer Games

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Nanaimo, BC – With just 100 days to go until Nanaimo welcomes up to 3,900 participants from around the province for the 2014 BC Summer Games, organizers and civic dignitaries invite the local community to join us in a spirited celebration as we mark the final countdown to the Opening Ceremony.

The official lighting of the Games Torch will take place on Friday, April 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Maffeo Sutton Park.

Spectators will be treated to a variety of local entertainment, and will get to hear the first official performance of the 2014 Games theme song, composed by J. Douglas Dodd and Nico Rhodes and performed by Mikaili Tombe.

The ceremony will culminate with a group of four Nanaimo athletes, who are all BC Games alumni, taking part in a short torch relay. In true Nanaimo spirit, the torchbearers will arrive onboard the giant bathtub at Bill Mills Pier, and will run relay style to Maffeo Sutton Park. Guests are reminded to bring their smart phones or a flashlight to become part of the “lighting” event.

Approximately 3,200 volunteers will be required when the 2014 BC Games roll into Nanaimo this summer from July 17-20.

The Games will feature approximately 3,900 athletes, coaches and officials from across the province, competing in 19 different sports. It is estimated that the Games will contribute $2.6 million to the local economy.

For more information about this event, please contact Director of Ceremonies, Arlene Blundell at 250-758-5107.
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Media Contact:
Arlene Blundell
Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games
agblund@shaw.ca
(250) 758-5107
www.bcgames.org
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