Congratulations Akwesasne – Olympic Flame Attendant – Torchbearer for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

Congratulations Akwesasne – Olympic Flame Attendant – Torchbearer for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay



PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FOR AKWESASNE YOUTH FLAME ATTENDANT, 
COMMUNITY TORCHBEARER AND HONORARY ELDER FIRE KEEPER 
FOR VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY
AKWESASNE – The Akwesasne Olympic Torch Relay Organizing Committee will be joined by the 
Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club in announcing three Akwesasne community members selected to take part 
in the 2010 Winter Olympic Torch Relay. A Community Torchbearer, Honorary Elder Fire Keeper, and an 
Aboriginal Youth Flame Attendant will be announced at 4:00pm on Monday, October 26th at the Akwesasne 
Boys & Girls Club. 

An Akwesasne youth was selected to be one of two Aboriginal youths that will travel 
to Greece next week and bring the Olympic Flame to Canada. 
 WHO:                    Aboriginal Youth Flame Attendant, Community Torchbearer and Honorary Elder Fire Keeper
 		Akwesasne Olympic Torch Relay Organizing Committee Coordinator
		Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club Administrators and Membership
		invited Akwesasne leaders and community members
 WHAT:                  Media Availability & Photo Opportunity
WHEN:                  4:00pm, Monday, October 26th
WHERE:               Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club

		Rooseveltown, New York (Akwesasne)
 WHY:       The selection of Akwesasne community members is part of VANOC’s partnership with 
the Four Host First Nations to increase the level of Aboriginal participation in the upcoming 2010 Winter 
Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Mohawk community of Akwesasne was selected as one of 119 
First Nation communities that will take part in the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. 

For information contact:
Tim Thompson, Chairperson
Akwesasne Olympic Torch Relay Organizing Committee
Tel: (613) 575-2250 (ext. 2140)   

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