Four members of the Ottawa Senators organization will serve as torchbearers during the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay as it passes through Gatineau and Ottawa.
Centre Mike Fisher leads the Senators torchbearers with his opportunity on Friday, Dec. 11. At approximately 6:50 p.m., Fisher will be handed the torch from the Preservation Centre along Boulevard du Carrefour to the intersection of Boulevard de la Cité. A community celebration will be underway as the Olympic Flame arrives at Place de la Cité at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, at approximately 12:10 p.m., general manager Bryan Murray will carry the torch as the relay crosses the Alexandra Bridge to St. Patrick Street between the Samuel-de-Champlain Monument and Sussex Drive.
Bill Courchaine, the Senators director of sales and corporate partnerships, will take the Olympic Flame along Palladium Drive up to Scotiabank Place at 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.
Senators president Cyril Leeder is the last of the team’s representatives to take part in the honour. On Monday, Dec. 14, around 7 a.m., Leeder will take the torch on King Edward Avenue near Laurier Avenue East and go south up to Osgood Street.
Each of the torchbearers will carry the Olympic flame for a distance of approximately 300 metres.
The torch relay began its schedule across Canada on Oct. 30 in Victoria and concludes at the opening ceremony, signalling the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games on Feb. 12. The Olympic flame will travel by land, air and water during its 106-day journey as it visits more than 1,000 communities across Canada. The torch arrives in Gatineau on Day 43, Friday, Dec. 11.