How To Carry The Olympic Torch


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VANOC sent this guide around to Olympic Torch Relay celebration communities to help people find out how they can carry the Olympic Flame.

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How To Carry The Olympic Torch

  1. 1. Torchbearer Programs April 2009
  2. 2. Become a Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torchbearer • Multiple ways to enter via RBC and Coca-Cola • All Canadians can get involved in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a torchbearer • The Coca-Cola and RBC programs are easy to enter, inclusive and accessible • Torchbearers can run/walk with the Olympic torch • Enter at both and now to increase your chances of selection!
  3. 3. Coca-Cola Programs Platform: Live Olympic on the Coke Side of Life Deadlines: iCoke National: May 24, 2009 Sogo Active: May 31, 2009 Monthly Retail Programs: August 2009 PROGRAM How to Enter Contest Details Criteria for Entry Sogo Active Random/ based on Commit to increasing physical increasing activity activity level (Ages 13 – 19) level iCoke National Round 1: Random Great stories focused on active Round 2: Merit living and the environment Monthly Customer Round 1: Random Great stories focused on active Programs (click on monthly customer Round 2: Merit living and the environment program) Teams: Combination of - Qualified Sogo Active Community 1. Sogo Active Entry now closed. merit-based contest Hosts 2. Environmental and and targeted Active teams Entry details coming soon. invitations - Great team stories focused on 3. Olympic teams Nomination only. Selection active living and the environment in conjunction with VANOC. - Nomination only
  4. 4. RBC Programs Platform: Create a better Canada “RBC’s Carry a Torch for Canada” Deadline : July 15, 2009 PROGRAM Entry Process Contest Criteria for Entry Pledge for Random Encourage Canadians to Canada Online and mail-in demonstrate their love for Canada by making a personal pledge to create a better Canada Teams Community, school Merit-based Varies by program program, local hockey and targeted Active community contributors leaders, armed forces invitations
  5. 5. Aboriginal Programs Platform: Unprecedented Aboriginal participation Deadline : End of May 2009 PROGRAM How to Enter Contest Aboriginal Route Nominated by community that the Selection based on merit Community Torchbearers Olympic Torch Relay passes through Aboriginal Language AFN Merit based according to linguistic Youth Torchbearers ITK group (43 First Nations, seven MNC Inuit and 21 Métis) Aboriginal Sports Heroes Aboriginal Sport Circle Nomination based on merit, mentorship and inspirational contribution Urban Community National Association of Friendship Nominated based on merit, Heroes Centers mentorship and inspirational contribution
  6. 6. “A moment of time to light the path of tomorrow…The joy of this moment will last a lifetime.” – Athens 2004 Olympic Torchbearer Sign up today at: Find out more at: