People all across Saskatchewan waited with excited anticipation for the Olympic torch to arrive. Thousands were planning to be in a city or town that it would be passing through. On each stop across Saskatchewan the torch bearers were greeted with cheers from the huge crowds wearing red and waving Canadian flags. For many it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate.
Teams from Bombardier and VANOC collaborated to create a design inspired by the smooth, fluid lines left in the snow and ice after playing winter sports. The Torch is 94.5 centimetres (37.125 inches) high and weighs 1.6 kilograms (3.6 pounds) and includes the official 2010 game's emblem and motto, plus a maple leaf cut-out that functions as an air intake to ensure the Olympic Flame burns brightly as the torchbearers carry it across Canada.