Celebration Communities

The 10-day inspirational journey of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay will begin on March 3, 2010 in Ottawa, visiting several Canadian Celebration Sites along its route. Canadians will have the opportunity to gather and participate in the 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay when it visits their communities.

For the first time in its history, the Paralympic Torch Relay will be run in a non-linear way, with the Paralympic Flame being carried in and around each community while the celebrations take place.

The following communities are opening up their events to friends, relatives and neighbours from surrounding areas to enjoy the experience, celebrate the possible and admire the achievements of Paralympians and others with amazing stories of courage and perseverance.

Ottawa, Ontario — Lighting Ceremony on March 3, 2010

Quebec City, Quebec — March 4, 2010

Toronto, Ontario — Home of the first Paralympic Games in Canada — March 5, 2010

Esquimalt/Victoria, British Columbia — March 6, 2010

Squamish, British Columbia — March 7, 2010

Whistler, British Columbia — Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games — March 8, 2010

Lytton, British Columbia — March 9, 2010

Hope, British Columbia — March 9, 2010

Vancouver, British Columbia — Celebration to be held near the Vancouver Paralympic Centre, home to wheelchair curling competitions — March 10, 2010

Maple Ridge, British Columbia — March 10, 2010

Vancouver (UBC), British Columbia — Celebration to be held near UBC Thunderbird Arena, home to ice sledge hockey competitions — March 11, 2010

Vancouver (downtown), British Columbia — A 24-hour event will start around Robson Square in downtown Vancouver as the Paralympic Flame is continuously carried and passed between torchbearers — March 11, 2010

Vancouver (downtown), British Columbia — The 24-hour event continues and concludes around Robson Square, prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games at BC Place — March 12, 2010

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