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Thousands Turn Out to See Olympic Torch

January 6, 2010 7:00 AM | News

Over 20,000 people gave the Olympic torch a warm welcome Tuesday night as it entered The Forks to cheers and camera flashes.

The torch made its way into Winnipeg at 4:30 p.m. and started off in Transcona before touring St. Boniface, Downtown, the Manitoba legislature and eventually to the final celebration site of the day.

13-year-old torchbearer Noah Palansky held the flame proudly as he made his way into the grounds to light the cauldron. Noah raised $60,000 for cancer research and says his new goal is to raise $1 million.


View photos below. We’ll have more later today as they stream in.

You still have another chance to see the flame on Thursday, as it begins its final journey at 8 a.m. at Minto Armories before leaving the province.

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