Come out to cheer on the torch on Saturday, December 19, 2009, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. at Southdown and Lakeshore Roads, and wear your red and white Canada gear to support our athletes! The Town of Oakville has been chosen as one of 1,000 Canadian communities to be proud hosts of the Olympic Flame as it passes through on its way to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will begin its 106-day Canadian journey on October 30, 2009. The Flame's pan-Canadian journey will culminate on February 12, 2010, when it arrives in Vancouver for the opening ceremony before a global viewing audience of billions. The full torch relay route and an updated interactive map are available on the Vancouver 2010 website.
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay route will be the longest domestic Torch Relay in Olympic history, stretching over 45,000 kilometres throughout Canada. Once finished, the Olympic Flame will have been welcomed in over 1,000 communities and passed within one hour of more than 90 per cent of the entire Canadian population. The Government of Canada is a proud supporter of the Olympic Torch Relay helping to bring the Olympic Flame to as many Canadians as possible.