Fans can watch the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay at the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre on December 10

Côte Saint-Luc, November 18, 2009 – On Thursday, December 10, the City of Côte Saint-Luc will welcome the Olympic flame is carried past viewing stands in front of the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre as part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.

“Côte Saint-Luc is very proud that the Olympic flame will pass through our city and we are inviting residents and non-residents to come out and view the Olympic flame on its journey to Vancouver,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said.

Côte Saint-Luc will set up viewing stands to accommodate students and the public. The city will also offer free hot chocolate, while supplies last. Residents can learn the latest about the event by visiting www.CoteSaintLuc.org and clicking the Olympic Torch Relay button.

The torch relay will arrive in front of the viewing stands at approximately 1:45pm as part of a convoy of vehicles, which will include torchbearer shuttles, media vehicles, relay support vehicles and police cruisers.  Temporary rolling road closures will ensure the safety of the torchbearers and spectators lining the relay route. The crowd will see a new torchbearer carry the flame every 300 metres through the community as it travels on its 45,000-kilometre-long journey across Canada — the longest domestic torch relay in Olympic history.

“Our goal with these celebrations has always been to bring the magic and excitement of the Olympic Spirit home to millions of Canadians no matter where they live and truly make these Canada’s Games,” said John Furlong, Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).

The 106-day Olympic Torch Relay will visit more than 1,030 communities and places of interest in every province and territory. On February 12, 2010, the Olympic Flame will make its way to downtown Vancouver to light the Olympic Cauldron in a magical and awe-inspiring moment before a television audience of three billion people worldwide, signalling the kick off to the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

For more information on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay visit www.vancouver2010.com/torchrelay. Detailed street-level route details will be available on the website approximately two weeks before the Olympic Flame arrives in the community.

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

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