Tri-Cities Celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay…

The 2010 Olympic Torch relay starts bright and early at 6:00 a.m. on February 11, 2010, in Port Moody at the intersection of Ioco Road and April Road, travels on Ioco Road to Knowle Street, and then stops for briefly at City Hall.

Come out to Port Moody City Hall, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and cheer on the 2010 Torchbearers as the flame makes its way through the City.

To minimize traffic interruptions, streets along the route will be closed off a few blocks ahead of the torchbearer and will reopen after the runner passes.

The Torch then travels through Newport Village onto Ungless Way and leaves Port Moody on Guildford Way towards Coquitlam where it is expected to arrive at the Coquitlam City Hall between 6:45 and 7:15 a.m.

Click here for Torch Relay route through Coquitlam; plan for, and expect delays!

Past City Hall it will turn right on Westwood Street, and once the torch reaches the Lougheed Highway it will be picked up and will travel to Port Coquitlam.

Afterwards the torch will be dropped off at Schoolhouse Street and Lucille Star Drive at approximately 8:15 a.m. to complete the route through Maillardville before reaching Mackin Park and the Torch Relay Celebration Site.

The torch will arrive at the official Torch Relay Celebration site in Mackin Park, 1046 Brunette Ave., at approximately 9:00 a.m. as part of a convoy of vehicles, which will include torchbearer shuttles, media vehicles, relay support vehicles and police cruisers.

Around the Celebration site at Mackin Park, King Edward Street will be closed from Seguin Drive to Brunette Avenue from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for the Torch Relay Celebration.

If you’re not an early riser, show your Olympic spirit the evening of February 11 at the Port Moody Recreation Facility!  There will be a Free Family Skate at 4:30-5:30pm with tons of family entertainment, including face painting and temporary tattoos, with light refreshments.

The Chinook SongCatchers from the Four Host Nations will follow the skate at 6 p.m. with a Welcoming Ceremony.  A free Canada versus USA, friendly hockey match between the Minnesota Twin Cities Northern Lights Junior Hockey Team and the Port Moody Black Panthers follows.

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