Torchlighting Ceremony marks 100 days to the Games
November 17, 2023 – Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games will host the Torchlighting Ceremony on Friday, November 17th. The lighting of the torch represents approximately 100 days to the launch of the Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games.
The torch relay will begin at the west end of the Fraser River Footbridge at 5:15p.m., proceeding across Front Street to Carson Avenue, turning north on Reid Street, east on St. Laurent Avenue and into Spirit Square. The procession will be led by athletes from Quesnel who participated in the Greater Vernon 2022 BC Winter Games (held in 2023). The Torchlighting Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Spirit Square with entertainment, music and speeches. Entertainment will include the Q City Singers singing O! Canada, a cultural performance by the Lhtako Dene dancers and drummers, and more. Hot chocolate and information about the Games will be available on site.
The whole community is encouraged to come to this event, show support for our athletes who will be carrying the torch and the volunteers organizing the Games. Ther Ceremony will be happening the same night as Quesnel Downtown Association’s Moonlight Madness event, making this a great opportunity to take in a once-in-a-lifetime community event and get some early holiday shopping done.
“This is a fantastic collaboration between the Games and the downtown businesses – how great that people will have a chance to support ‘shop local’ while also learning about the 2024 Games. This is an example of how hosting this event takes the whole community working together, maximizing the economic impact of the event while building community spirit,” says Brian Balkwill, President, Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games.
People interested in volunteering for the Games can now register online to volunteer at www.bcwintergames.ca. Those registered before midnight on November 30 will be entered to win a Bose Speaker System. The prize will be drawn at the Volunteer Appreciation Event after the Games. The Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games will be held February 22 – 25, 2024.
Public Relations Chair
Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games