The Roly McLenahan Canada Games Torch. (Photo:

Canada Torch stopping in Stettler

Stettler one of about 50 communities selected in Canada

Stettler is one of about 50 communities the Canada Games Roly McLenahan Torch is stopping for a celebration stop.

The Torch Relay kicked off in Ottawa after the torch was lit by the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill.

Canada Games have been going for 52 years and this is the first time the torch is going across Canada and stopping in select communities.

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The 2019 27th Canada Winter Games are set for Feb. 15 to March 3 in Red Deer. There will be more than 150 events in 19 sports, as well as art and cultural festival. About 3,600 athletes are expected to participate in the games and the games organizers expect about 100,000 spectators.

In 1985 the Canada Games Torch was renamed Roly McLenahan Torch after the late McLenahan, an original member of the Canada Games Council.

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The torch celebration is in Stettler on Jan. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Stettler Recreation Centre.

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