Today the Olympic Torch started the rally around Canada in preparation for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. Victoria, British Columbia was the starting point and all the community has come together to prepare for this very special day.
We were very fortunate that the Olympic Torch passed by our studio earlier today.
The city placed these cool banners all around and we are lucky to see them every day from our window.
After a long wait and some delay, finally the torch passed by the studio.
Inspired by Canada; Made for Canadians
A little bit of history…
The 2010 Olympic Torch, designed and manufactured by Bombardier in collaboration with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), is a symbol of the 2010 Winter Games, and will carry the Olympic Flame across Canada on its 45,000-kilometre journey. Twelve-thousand torchbearers will hold an Olympic Torch as they move through 1,037 communities across Canada. Over 90 per cent of the Canadian population will have an opportunity to see the beauty of the Olympic Torch and experience the warmth of the Olympic Flame.
Inspiration: Canada’s open land, vast potential and smooth, fluid lines left in the snow and ice from winter sports
Height: 37.125 inches / 94.5 centimetres
Weight: 3.5 pounds / 1.6 kilograms
Materials used: Stainless steel, aluminum and sheet moulding compound
Burn time: At least 12 to 15 minutes
Fuel used: Blend of Propane, Isobutane and Hydrocarbons
“Vancouver 2010 – Official Olympic Site”
“When they hold it in their hands, I want them to be proud.” - Leo Obstbaum, director, Design
For Leo Obstbaum and the design team that developed the 2010 Olympic Torch concept, the project was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.