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Torch ceremony to mark 100-day countdown to Salmon Arm 55 BC Games

Event to take place at Marine Peace Park
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The torch was lit on May 13 in Jubilee Park to begin the 100-day countdown to the 55+ BC Games last year in Abbotsford. A similar ceremony will take place June 7 at Marine Peace Park to begin the countdown to the Salmon Arm 55+ BC Games. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

A celebration is planned for the start of the 100-day countdown to the Salmon Arm 55+ BC Games.

As is tradition with the Games, a torch lighting ceremony will take place roughly 100 days in advance of the Games scheduled to take place Sept. 10 to 14.

The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 7 at Salmon Arm’s Marine Peace Park.

The occasion will include talks by local dignitaries, music from the Salmon Arm Community Band, with Andrea Bajova singing O Canada and dance demonstrations by Just for Kicks.

Torchbearers selected for the event include Salmon Arm’s Ralph Owens and Lois Angle.

The June 7 event is free and all are welcome to join in the celebration. For more information, visit 55plusbcgames.org.

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Lachlan Labere

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