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)
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
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. ”
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.
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.
Move on to NTV News again with reports from that Friday’s news.
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Newfoundland (November 13, 2009, Part 1)
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Newfoundland (November 13, 2009, Part 2)
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)
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. 🙂
Some Christmas music and a Curling song from R.J. Lautenschlager.
Songs from Teresa Ennis’ latest CD “Stars” and go back to 2004 with The Irish Descendants as they’re coming to Kingston in March.
Start off with a chat with two Olympic torchbearers from the Kingston area, Laurie Walker and Rev. Gerry Moore. Then with Kirsten Mihailides from the Coca-Cola side of the Torch organizers.
Couple of songs from Kenny Butler then tracks from Ian Foster’s ECMA nominated instrumental album. Almost 30 minutes worth of that.
Kingston is not just a town where the Olympic Torch is coming through, but one of the places chosen to have a community celebration. So the relay stops here overnight. Which means you have a chance on Monday night and Tuesday morning to see it.
As I write it I’m getting things lined up for a couple of interviews involving the torch run for Friday’s show. After I’ve already shoveled three times this morning. School buses canceled all over town and just miserable weather outdoors.
Here is a rundown of the stop in Kingston and the things going on. Got this from the City of Kingston website. Might have some more details on the weekend.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
5:30 p.m. Limestone Choristers
6:00 p.m. Introduction by the Vancouver Olympic Torch Relay Committee
Aboriginal Community Welcome by the Katarakwi dancers
Musical performances by Le Clan D’estin and Tea for the Voyage
7:00 p.m Vancouver Olympic Committee prepares crowd to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay to Market Square
Torch Arrives in Kingston
Entertainment provided by Olympic Torch Relay sponsors Coca Cola and the Royal Bank of Canada continues until 8 p.m.
Well wishers encouraged to line relay route in Kingston.
En route to Springer Market Square, the Olympic Torch will travel in Kingston from:
* The Parade Square in Fort Henry (starting about 6:20 p.m.) toward the La Salle Causeway. It is expected to pass the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College at approximately 6:30 p.m.
* Along Ontario Street over to West Street.
* Up to King Street to pass in front of the City Park statue of Sir John A. Macdonald.
* Loops back toward Springer Market Square along King Street aiming to arrive in the Square at 7 p.m.
The Olympic Torch Relay leaves Kingston on Tuesday, Dec. 15 along this route:
* Tours Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (the sailing venue for the 1976 Montreal Olympics) by boat starting at 6:43 a.m.
* After landing near the foot of Yonge Street, the Relay jogs along Logan Street and then up Mowat Avenue to King Street.
* The Relay turns up Portsmouth Avenue and continues along it all the way to Princess Street. It is expected to pass the Ongwanada Resource Centre at about 7:14 a.m.
* The Relay will turn up Princess Street heading toward the Ambassador Hotel – its final stop in Kingston – where it is expected to arrive at 7:39 a.m.
Think I forgot to give the links to some video of Toni Marie’s torch run. I’ll put that up on the weekend as well. Such strong winds they had some mounties on horses blocking the gusts from possibly putting out the flame. Never happened though. 🙂
Back to Queen’s football on Saturday with the playoff game against McMaster. So a taped show on Friday. Still figuring out what the show will be on Friday. Worked six nights in a row so that messed up my plan to tape it earlier.
No prediction yet for the game on Saturday. I’ll have to come up with one but this one is up in the air. They did play earlier in the season but this is a rare case where that really doesn’t help figure things out. Queen’s won 8-7 but more to the story.
Brannagan was knocked out of that game and the backup was put in. However on the McMaster side they had some changes as well. Ryan Fantham was the QB earlier in the season but Kyle Quinlan has taken over since then and led them to that road victory last week in Ottawa.
Leaning towards Queen’s but the Marauders been playing quite well as of late and I don’t think Queen’s being at home affects anything.
On the Olympic front, congratulations to Toni Marie Wiseman on being chosen to be one of the torch bearers. She mentioned it on her Facebook page last night. The torchbearer uniform just came in the mail and she gave some details on her part of the relay.
“My leg is from Cabot Tower to the Queen’s Battery sign. 4:30pm November 13. Yep FRIDAY the 13th.”
I don’t believe in bad luck on that day, but if you do that’s not the best date to be carrying the Olympic torch in front of people. ha ha. So if you know anyone in St. John’s you can pass the word along that they can see the relay next week.
“I wonder if anyone will be there to cheer me on? Gosh, I never thought of that. Am I suppose to ask people to come? Eeeeks.”
I’m sure they’ll be people there to see her. I mentioned how she worried a bit about our phone interview for the show this past summer. So imagine how she might be for this? At least it’s happening quickly.