Torch Footage from St. John’s

Strange that I’m putting this up after it’s come through Kingston.  But footage from YouTube of the Torch when it hit Newfoundland.

First up from RetroWinnipeg reports from NTV News the day before it came to St. John’s.  Included is Toni Marie anchoring at noon, Glen Carter at 5:30pm and Fred Hutton & Lynn Burry at 6pm.  Later you’ll see Toni chat with Seamus O’Regan from Canada AM as he was also a torchbearer in the area.

NTV News – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Newfoundland (November 12, 2009)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mzz2chBucs

Now this is what we call a WINDY day.  Toni at Cabot Tower with the torch before her run as a speech was wrapping up.  Bit of a laugh as you can hear 2 guys saying “we love you” as she starts the walk.  I told you she’s popular.

Toni Marie Wiseman at Cabot Tower Olympic Torch Relay 2010 St. John’s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6urmopPsMw

I missed seeing this next clip before, not sure how.  The flame with all that wind, did go out for a few seconds.  Which does happen along the way.  You won’t see that on the news though. So a chance to see how it really is.

“This is just after the ceremony was held at the top of Signal Hill at Cabot Tower, as Toni Marie Wiseman started walking down the hill at the very top, the torch with all the wind went out for a few seconds and was relit again – here. It was very windy at the top and impossible to avoid, but as Toni Marie moved her way down the hill, the wind was calmer. ”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JHIqiBtwsw

Another one I missed before, probably because there wasn’t a description on the video.  But the file says “Toni with Horses” so it’s easy to figure out.  With the high winds they had extra people around her and even police on horseback.  Large crowd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z665k9i7Ck

Apparently the handoff is called “the kissing of the torches” as you have your torch light up the next one.  Luckily it worked even in this extreme weather.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaXeUIsRJcc

Move on to NTV News again with reports from that Friday’s news.

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Newfoundland (November 13, 2009, Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGrKMbRtbYI

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Newfoundland (November 13, 2009, Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpXVKFS56vQ

Finally Sunday’s news with Toni Marie and Larry Jay as the relay left the province.  And you get to see her torch at the end on the set.  It’s now residing at her parents’ house as a gift.  Quite nice of her.

NTV News – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Newfoundland (November 15, 2009)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnFfbE1UC9o

I typed Kingston and Torch into YouTube and only got 3 results.  Part of that is we got lucky with someone from Winnipeg grabbing the NTV clips from satellite.  Manitoba and Newfoundland aren’t two places thought of being together very often. 🙂

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