Saturday, December 12, 2009

Olympic Torch Relay comes to Ottawa

re⋅lay –noun
[n. ree-ley]
1. a series of persons relieving one another or taking turns

Today the Olympic Torch officially arrives in Capital City and will be in the region until Monday, December 14th. There will be a bunch of festivities and dignitaries at City Hall this afternoon, including a performance by the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Pipes and Drums.

But the fun will really start this evening on Parliament Hill, with performances by Gregory Charles and Tom Cochrane. The arrival of the Olympic Torch will also launch the illumination ceremony of the 25th edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada.

Hot chocolate and BeaverTails® will be offered from 5 pm to 8 pm (while quantities last).

I’ll leave you with the only Tom Cochrane song that I know (care of David Letterman):

For more information on today’s events please see the following:

Ottawa City Hall
Parliament Hill.
2010 Olympic Torch Route

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