bwobepy · 2021-01-19

Midland kicking off Olympic celebrations

The Olympic torch won’t arrive in Midland for another eight months, but town officials are already in an Olympic mood.

A celebration May 15 will include a Canadian Olympian, an actual torch from the last Olympic Games, a native “fire keepers” ceremony, interactive displays and live entertainment.

Area residents will also be able to sign a banner wishing Canadian athletes good luck at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at Little Lake Park.

In a double shot of good news, the town will announce at the same time that it has achieved its official designation from Safe Communities Canada.