2019 Canada Winter Games Announce Red Deer Torchbearers

Tuesday, 15th January 2019

Sixteen inspiring Albertans were named today as torchbearers in the Red Deer leg of the national MNP Canada Games Torch Relay. During a press conference this morning, the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society unveiled the first round of Red Deer torchbearer names.

“Congratulations to these outstanding leaders in sport, youth and community who are making an impact across our city and our region,” said Lyn Radford, 2019 Canada Winter Games Board Chair. “The Red Deer leg of the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay serves as the official welcome to the nation to our community and provides us the opportunity to thank these incredible torchbearers for their amazing accomplishments and contributions.”

“MNP congratulates the incredible 2019 Canada Winter Games torchbearers who have lit up the nation with the spirit of the Games throughout the relay so far, and we welcome the Red Deer torchbearers to an already inspiring roster of deserving Canadians,” said Jason Tuffs, Chief Executive Officer of MNP. “As a truly Canadian firm with team members and offices in urban and rural communities from coast-to-coast, we are honoured to play a key role in this historic event. We will be cheering you all along the way and can’t wait for the final leg in Red Deer on February 15, 2019.”

Over 900 torchbearer nominations were received and reviewed by the 2019 Canada Winter Games between May 14 and June 30, 2018.

The MNP Canada Games Torch Relay officially started in Ottawa from the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill on October 4, 2018. Before arriving in Red Deer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Games on February 15, 2019, the relay visits almost 50 communities across Canada through a series of torch relay and community celebration stops.  

The final torchbearers of the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay are revealed at the Opening Ceremony on February 15.

For more details on the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay, please visit https://www.canadagames.ca/2019/mnp-canada-games-torch-relay. For torchbearer profiles, please visit https://www.canadagames.ca/2019/torchbearers.