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Olympic torch reaches Loretto

Students at Loretto Catholic Elementary School experienced the presence of the Olympic torch last month. The torch that was lit through the relay in Niagara Falls Dec. 20th. The Torch was donated to the city and Niagara Falls Mayor Ted Salci is taking it to various schools in the city as a surprise, allowing kids to hold the torch and pose for pictures with it. Ted Salci believes this will help embrace the Olympic spirit in everyone.

Olympic Torch – Niagara Falls Dec. 20th

torchThe sacred Olympic Flame is lit in an ancient ritual in Olympia, Greece, site of the first Olympic Games. After a short run through Greece, the Olympic Flame arrives in Athens, where it is handed over to a representative from the Host Country.

From there, the Olympic Flame will make a trans-Atlantic flight and arrive in October 30th in Victoria BC, signaling the start of the longest Olympic Torch Relay to take place in a single country. It will make its 106 day journey across Canada, stopping at many towns and cities making it possible for 90% of Canadians to see it.

The torch is due to arrive in Niagara Falls the evening of December 20th, 2009.