The 50th Canada Games are taking place in Winnipeg this summer, and the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay will be making its way through Thompson on July 6th.
Late last week, Manitoba Hydro unveiled the ten Thompsonites who will be carrying the Roly McLenehan Torch when it comes through town.
Conroy Halcrow, Megan Szabo, Caroline Winship, Madison Humby, Taylor Kristjanson, Tyson Mosiondz, Eve Spence, Jennifer Montgomery, Sandra Ross-Hitch and 102.9 CHTM's Stuart Walter were all selected as torch bearers for their dedication to the community and local sport.
The torch will travel here in Thompson on a route that will see it go from the Manitoba Hydro office on Station Road to MacLean Park.
The torch will be lit in Ottawa, with the relay starting in Steinbach on June 23rd. The torch will then make its way through Kenora and Morden, Gillam and Fox Lake Cree Nation, Thompson, The Pas/OCN, Dauphin, Brandon, Sagkeeng First Nation and Great Falls before arriving in Winnipeg two days before the games begin.
The games will start in Winnipeg on July 28th.
(Photo courtesy of Ian Graham, Thompson Citizen)