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Monday, November 23, 2009

Olympic Fever in Greater Saint John

Olympic Fever is expected to hit a fever pitch by this time tomorrow. The torch begins it’s trek through the Province today, coming through Greater Saint John by tomorrow. Things get started with a huge celebration in Sussex during the noon hour. It will then arrive in Hampton just after three o’clock, make it’s way to Quispamsis and then make a short trek down the old Hampton Highway for a stop and ceremony in Rothesay. This is the only community stop between Sussex and Saint John. It will be glowing in the parking lot of the Rothesay Arena between 4-5:00pm o’clock.

The huge ceremony is set for the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal at seven o’clock tomorrow. Things get started at five with a community type fair and then Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club Debbie Cooper will make her way down Water Street to light a make-shift cauldron followed by a fireworks display at eight o’clock over the Harbour. O n Wednesday, the flame will roll into Grand Bay-Westfield for a short ceremony just before ten near the River-Valley Arena.