by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jan 26 2010
Grand Forks greeted the Olympic Torch on Sunday, Jan. 24 in style. About 1,000 people gathered to see the torch as it came through town and to enjoy the entertainment, borscht and hot chocolate. Jock MacKay proudly brought the torch to the stage as his path was lined with people taking pictures of the procession.
Celebrations kicked off at 2:00 p.m. in City Park with Mayor Brian Taylor giving an opening welcome. Entertainers including the Doukhobor choir, Grand Forks Choral Society, Perley Handbell choir, the Sopranos, Boundary Metis Assoociation and the Boundary All Nations Council, Granby Dance Studio Irish and folkloric dancers, and Les Folles Jambettes cancan dancers. The USCC ladies auxiliary provided borscht for all at the Seniors Hall where everyone could warm up as they waited for the torch.
MacKay was just one of the many torchbearers across the region. Other community members Cathy Manson, Dana Esson, Tracy Noseworthy, and two-time Olympian Mark Johnson took a turn as the flame passed through Christina Lake and Grand Forks.
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