(submitted by the Dryden Olympic Torch Relay Task Force)
On January 4, 2010, the eyes of the world will turn to Dryden as the Olympic Flame arrives in our community as part of the Vancouver Olympic Torch Relay, presented by Coca-Cola and RBC and supported by the Government of Canada.
The torch relay will arrive in early afternoon as part of a convoy of vehicles, as it travels on its 45,000-kilometre-long journey across Canada – the longest domestic torch relay in Olympic history.
To celebrate the arrival of the flame, the City of Dryden is planning a Community Celebration at Van Horne Landing (at the south end of Van Horne Avenue), near the Ice Road which crosses Wabigoon Lake.
The Community Celebration will take place from 2 PM until 4 PM on Monday, January 4th and will feature a variety of great entertainment by local performers. Our outdoor celebration will allow people from throughout the region to enjoy the wonder of winter. Step through time, enjoy the snow and ice, and cheer on the Olympic Flame. If you do get a little chilly, enjoy warm refreshments and a warm-up tent.
Mr. Schmidt’s Grade 12 Physics class travelled to the Vermilion Bay Fire Hall this week to see some of the physics principles they are studying come to life in the rescue sytems used by the fire department.
Students were treated to demonstrations of the “Jaws of Life”, vehicle lifting airbags and water pumping systems.