Frequently Asked Questions

What is the significance of the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay?

The relay is a key part of the lead-up to the 2017 Canada Summer Games and will bring the excitement of the Games to communities around Manitoba and Kenora after an official lighting ceremony in Ottawa.

How do I become a torchbearer?

Applications/nominations are now closed.

Can I nominate someone to be a torchbearer?

Applications/nominations are now closed.

What communities were chosen for the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay?

  • Steinbach (June 23)
  • Kenora (June 24)
  • Morden (June 29)
  • Gillam/Fox Lake Cree Nation (July 1)
  • Thompson (July 6)
  • The Pas/Opaskwayak Cree Nation (July 10)
  • Dauphin (July 11)
  • Sagkeeng/Great Falls (July 14)
  • Gimli (July 15)
  • Brandon (July 20)
  • Winnipeg (July 26)

How long is each torchbearer leg of the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay?

Each torchbearer will be required to run/walk/wheel 200-500m.

How were the torchbearers selected?

Each community has a selection committee who will choose torchbearers for that location. Torchbearers will be chosen based on how well they demonstrate the Canada Games spirit and dedication to sport, youth, culture, volunteerism or their community.

How old do you have to be in order to become a torchbearer?

You must be 12 years of age on or by June 1st, 2017.

What will happen once I am selected as a torchbearer in my community?

You will be contacted by a 2017 Canada Summer Games staff member who will give you information on next steps.

Do you have to run the whole leg of the relay?

No. You are welcome to walk, run or wheel your leg of the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay.