2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games Torch Relay
Frequently Asked Questions
1.What is the 2016 Saskatchewan Games Torch Relay?
The Torch Relay is a ceremonial event in which the flame that will burn in the Games cauldron throughout the duration of the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games is carried throughout the city by various torch bearers. The Torch Relay will follow a route that travels throughout the city so that locals can see the flame. The relay will end with the games cauldron being lit at opening ceremonies where the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games will be officially opened.
2.What is a Torch Bearer?
A Torch bearer is someone who is selected to carry the ceremonial lit torch for a section of the Torch Relay route.
3.What age are the Torch Bearers?
Between 6 – 18 years old.
4.What is the significance of the torch relay?
The Torch Relay is a way for the host community to get involved. The goal is to increase public awareness and participation in the games. The lighting of the Games torch is very symbolic in that it officially signifies the opening of a multi-sport games, uniting all Districts in the province.
5.When is the Torch Relay?
The torch will leave from in front of the Court House on Sunday, July 24th at 5:00pm and arrive to the Opening Ceremonies at Affinity Place before 7:00pm.
6.How is SaskEnergy involved?
SaskEnergy has been a supporter of the Saskatchewan Games program for over 20 years! In 2009 they committed to a major sponsorship agreement with the Saskatchewan Games Council and since that time, SaskEnergy has been proud to Champion the Volunteers and be the official sponsor of the Torch Relay. For more information on SaskEnergy’s commitment to the Games visit: http://www.saskenergy.com/community/SEintheCommunity/gamescouncil.asp
7. What is the route the torch will travel?
Below is the route that the Torch Relay will follow: