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Olympic Torch Visits Collingwood (Posted On: Saturday, August 08, 2009)

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Mayor Chris Carrier and former Canadian Olympian Kimberly Orr recognize Collingwood resident Susan Carter as a 2010 Olympic Torchbearer.

Collingwood Resident Susan Carter has been selected by RBC as a 2010 Olympic Torchbearer and she was introduced on August 7th by Collingwood Mayor Chris Carrier and formerOlympian, Kimberly Orr.

“ I am excited and honoured to be part of something so extraordinary as the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay and I want to thank RBC for this opportunity,” Said Susan Carter.

Carter is a mother of two and is now retired.  As a former dental administrator, Carter spent two years providing dental healthcare to families in Nunavut.  She is an active supporter of food drives and hunger related causes in Collingwood.

“We are pleased to announce Susan Carter as a 2010 Olympic Torchbearer and to recognize that her commitment will help build a lasting legacy for Collingwood and for Canada,” said Steve Nixon, RBC Regional Vice President, Barrie-Muskoka.  “Susan is an inspiration to us all and demonstrates how each of us can make a difference.  To be part of the Olympic Torch Relay is a unique and exciting opportunity and RBC is proud to offer Canadians a chance to participate in the Olympic celebrations and share in the Olympic Spirit.”

Residents of Collingwood are encouraged to come and cheer on the torchbearers as they make their way across Canada in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.  The Olympic Flame will arrive in Collingwood on December 29th.

Approximately 12,000 Canadians will carry the flame across the country with millions more cheering and supporting them.  The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will begin its journey to Vancouver on October 30th, 2009, when the flame arrives in Victoria following a traditional lighting ceremony in Greece.  The Olympic Flame will then travel from coast to coast to coast through every province and territory in Canada – spanning 45,000 kilometers and over 1,000 communities over the course of 106 days.  It will end up at B.C. Place on February 12, 2010 with the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron, Signaling the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Content supplied by RBC
Lauren Raley, Communications Advisor, RBC
Lauren.raley@rbc.com

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