Day 67 of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch relay visited Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park on Monday, January 4, 2010.
A typical sunny and chilly January morning in Northwestern Ontario, certainly did not slow a large crowd of spectators from gathering and lining the route of the relay through the park. Nearly 1,200 area school children arrived on 25 buses as well as family, friends and other Olympic fans to witness this historic event.
Louise Carleton from Thunder Bay carried the Olympic torch along the park’s boardwalk to the bridge above Kakabeka Falls where she passed the Olympic flame to Brad Yeo, also from Thunder Bay. The lighting of Brad’s torch within the park was truly a picture perfect moment with the wintery Kakabeka Falls in the foreground. With cheering school groups singing waves of “Oh Canada”, Brad made a second pass in front of the joyous crowds back towards the park entrance.
Before the Olympic flame left the park, family members and school groups were able to briefly spend some time taking pictures and talking with the torch runners. From Kakabeka Falls, the Olympic flame continues travelling westward towards its Vancouver 2010 Olympic destination.