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Tracy 10-01-2009 11:21 AM

Shania & Olympic Torch: Photos, VIdeos & Stories!
 
Hey everyone,

Be sure to check out the news we have posted on the STC website!!

We're so excited!!

Tracy 10-01-2009 11:43 AM

It appears that our news site is acting up so here is the article that I posted.

The City of Timmins is very excited that the Olympic Torch will pass through our community on January 1st 2010 as it makes it's way to the Olympic games in Vancouver. Today, in a press conference, the final leg runner for the Timmins portion of the route was announced at the Shania Twain Centre!!

We are extremely pleased to announce that Shania Twain will carry the torch here in Timmins. Here is a quote from Shania.

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It's an immense honour for me to have been given the opportunity to be an Olypmic Torch bearer of the 2010 winter Olympics being held in my birth country of Canada in Vancouver, as it takes its journey through
my home town of Timmins. It is certain to be one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I am proud to have been presented this unique opportunity and privilege and look forward to sharing the pride with my hometown and fellow Canadians as we are all proud of our country's chance to host the upcoming winter games.

I have a tremendous respect for the hard work, dedication and talent of the world's greatest athletes and will humbly carry and pass on the Olympic torch with a special pride for my country's Olympians. I am grateful for this special gift of participation in carrying the flame that represents such an incredible spirit of sportsmanship and excellence and wish ALL the athletes of the 2010 Winter Olympics courage, strength and triumph during the games.

I'm sending my sincerest, best wishes to each and every one of you as you take this remarkable Olympic journey.

Love,

Shania

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Festivities will take place between 6pm and 8pm on January 1, 2010.

We will post more information as we receive it.

amanda122 10-01-2009 11:51 AM

Thanks Tracy, that's wonderful news.

Jud 10-01-2009 01:32 PM

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Shania to carry Olympic torch through Timmins!
Shania's got a new flame
Posted By Len Gillis
Updated 22 mins ago

Shania Twain is coming back to Timmins this winter... and she'll be carrying the Olympic Torch. The news was announced this morning by Timmins Mayor Tom Laughren and the local committee overseeing the fact that part of the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will be coming through Timmins on January 1, 2010.

It will be 100 years to the day that Noah Timmins arrived to inspect the gold mine claims staked in his name.

The Timmins leg of the Olympic torch relay will begin in Porcupine and carry on westward through the city. The highlight of the day will be a community celebration that takes part on the evening of New Year's Day at Fred Salvador Field beside the Hollinger Park.

Today’s announcement was made at the Shania Twain Centre.

I think people are going to be pretty excited with this announcement,” said Mayor Tom Laughren before a group of local reporters.

“The Timmins Olympic community celebration committee is elated to announce that the final leg torch runner … will be Miss Shania Twain,” said the mayor.

“Since her rise to fame, Shania has been a tireless ambassador for our community. She has taken every opportunity to expound the virtues of her hometown,” he added.

“With her generous participation, she will not only focus a wealth of attention on Timmins, but on the Olympic Torch relay and the Vancouver games as well,” he continued.

“And I know the committee, VANOC, is elated with Timmins being able to make this announcement,” Laughren concluded.

Timmins city officials said they were delighted that the country music singing sensation had agreed to come back home to take part in the event.

Twain, who is in touch with the manager of the Shania Twain Centre on a frequent basis, also released a statement.

"It is an immense honour for me to have been given the opportunity to be an Olympic Torch bearer of the 2010 Winter Olympics being held in my birth country of Canada in Vancouver, as it takes its journey through my home town of Timmins," said Twain in a prepared statement.

“It is certain to be one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I am proud to have been presented this unique opportunity and privilege and look forward to sharing the pride with my hometown and fellow Canadians as we are all proud of our country's chance to host the upcoming winter games,” Twain statement continued.

“I have a tremendous respect for the hard work, dedication and talent of the world's greatest athletes and will humbly carry and pass on the Olympic torch with a special pride for my country's Olympians. I am grateful for this special gift of participation in carrying the flame that represents such an incredible spirit of sportsmanship and excellence and wish ALL the athletes of the 2010 Winter Olympics courage, strength and triumph during the games,” Twain continued.

“I'm sending my sincerest, best wishes to each and every one of you as you take this remarkable Olympic journey. Love, Shania”

“The torch will wind its way westbound through our community to our Olympic flame celebration at the Hollinger Park,” said Timmins Police torch run organizer Al Richardson.

Richardson says the celebration will begin at 6:00 pm (gates opening at 4:30 pm). The extravaganza will feature displays and entertainment from RBC and Coca-Cola along with local performers, dancers and singers who will entertain in advance of, and in proud anticipation of, the Torch arrival.

Halfway through the two-hour celebration program, Shania will carry the Olympic Torch on its final 300 metres to the stage where she will light the 1.3-metre high celebration cauldron, in a move similar to the dramatic highlight of what will occur during the Opening Ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

The celebration will end at 8:00 pm, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.

http://www.timminstimes.com/Article....aspx?e=1777757

amanda122 10-01-2009 03:19 PM

The news is now up on her official site.

Steve F 10-01-2009 04:41 PM

Pretty Cool. :dancing


Steve

amanda122 10-01-2009 05:43 PM

Shania Twain to carry Olympic torch through hometown of Timmins, Ont.
(CP)


TIMMINS, Ont. — Shania Twain will carry the Olympic torch through her northern Ontario hometown of Timmins.

The pop-country superstar says the honour "is certain to be one of the most memorable experiences of my life."

Twain says on her website that she will carry the flame through the city on Jan. 1, 2010 as part of the Olympic Torch Relay.

The high-profile appearance comes as Twain prepares for a career comeback after her much-publicized break-up with music producer Robert (Mutt) Lange last year.

She's also set to appear on "American Idol" as a guest judge on the reality singing competition.

Twain said in a release that she is honoured to be a torch bearer for the 2010 Winter Olympics, which run Feb. 12 to 28 in Vancouver.

"I am proud to have been presented this unique opportunity and privilege and look forward to sharing the pride with my hometown and fellow Canadians as we are all proud of our country's chance to host the upcoming Winter Games," Twain said.

"I have a tremendous respect for the hard work, dedication and talent of the world's greatest athletes and will humbly carry and pass on the Olympic torch with a special pride for my country's Olympians. I am grateful for this special gift of participation in carrying the flame that represents such an incredible spirit of sportsmanship and excellence and wish all the athletes of the 2010 Winter Olympics courage, strength and triumph during the Games."

The torch will visit over 1,000 communities and will be carried by 12,000 people on a 45,000-kilometre journey.

Copyright © 2009 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ca...3bUq4uxQFmXvQ9Q

cbspock 10-01-2009 07:46 PM

Dax did this a while ago...



-Chris

byrdman 10-01-2009 10:31 PM

great news! :)

Al

amanda122 10-02-2009 01:22 PM

Shania Twain Has An Olympic Plan
By Tom Roland

Shania Twain photo courtesy of UMG Nashville.
Oct. 2, 2009 — The Winter Olympics take place in Vancouver next year, and in the big run-up to the event, Shania Twain will carry the Olympic torch when it arrives in her hometown on New Year’s Day.

Shania has agreed to take the torch for 300 meters in Timmins, Ontario, Sun Media reported. She’ll use the flame to light a cauldron on stage at a ceremony in a local park that evening.

Her participation is “an immense honor,” she said in a statement. “It is certain to be one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I am proud to have been presented this unique opportunity and privilege and look forward to sharing the pride with my hometown and fellow Canadians as we are all proud of our country’s chance to host the upcoming winter games.”

Shania continues country’s Olympic legacy. Billy Ray Cyrus carried the torch in Nashville during 1996 before the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, the Dixie Chicks and LeAnn Rimes performed in the opening ceremonies before the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah, and Jo Dee Messina was a correspondent for Westwood One during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2009/10/...n-olympic-plan/

Vivashania 10-02-2009 03:08 PM

Groovy news! And Dax was ahead of the curve on this one!

amanda122 10-02-2009 04:13 PM

Entertainment Buzz

Fri, October 2, 2009

TWAIN TO HAUL OLYMPIC TORCH

Shania Twain will carry the Olympic torch through her northern Ontario hometown of Timmins. The pop-country superstar says the honour "is certain to be one of the most memorable experiences of my life." Twain says on her website that she will carry the flame through the city on Jan. 1, 2010 as part of the Olympic Torch Relay.

http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Today/En...44431-sun.html

Steve F 10-02-2009 06:49 PM

Dax always thinks ahead when it comes to Shania. :)


Steve

FV 10-02-2009 07:31 PM

Fantastic news indeed! :giggy:

cbspock 10-02-2009 08:35 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve F
Dax always thinks ahead when it comes to Shania. :)


Steve



Dax, the official Shania cartoonist. ;)


-Chris


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