Fort St. John Olympic Torch Relay event info

first_img• Turns south on 100th Street • Turns into Centennial Park where Ross H MacLean, the final torchbearer, will light the cauldron at approximately 6:30 pm  • Look for the 7 foot Olympic Torch Relay signs (one for each locations torchbearers pass the flame to the next torchbearer) along the route • There will be specially planned activities going on at each location • We will be giving away free noise makers, Canada flags, Olympic Torch Relay flags, hot chocolate on the routeThe Community Celebration • Wear Red to show your support for our athletes • Pre-celebration activities begin at 4:30 pm in Centennial Park – crafts and games for the kids, including the ice slide compliments of the High on Ice Festival • Official Celebration gets underway at 5:00 pm • Many local and internationally recognized performers • Enjoy free hot chocolate and Olympic cookies made by the North Peace Secondary School culinary program and distributed by the Kinsmen • Sign a community card to wish Fort St. John’s own speed skater Denny Morrison and skeleton competitor Michelle Kelly good luck at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics • Torch Relay Sponsors Coca Cola and RBC will have special feature interactive booths setup • Warm-up next to the oversized bonfire • Enjoy the unveiling of 3 pieces of art work commissioned specifically for this event: an Ice Sculpture by carver Dave Diehl;  a story written by the Fort St. John Writers Circle; and a permanent sculpture to be unveiled by Mayor Lantz during the celebration Transportation and Parking • Parking is going to be an issue at all the local facilities • Park at Safeway and ride the new public transit bus which is fully wheelchair accessible • Bus runs 4:30 – 7:30Olympic Torch Relay Event List 5:00pm – Introductions by VANOC (Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee): ·         Welcome ·         Provincial Video ·         Official Introduction City Of Fort St John Presents: ·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group ·       Fort St John Ecole Central Ribbon Dancers: Ms Hannis’ Grade 5/6 &   Madam Marjo’s Grade 2 class ·         Dreamers & Land-Doig River Drummers ·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group Presenting Partner Entertainment Coca-Cola Presenting Partner Entertainment RBC: City Of Fort St John Presents: ·         Dayna Manning 6:30pm ·         Ross H MacLean will light the Cauldron ·         Christopher Baumeister will sing our National Anthem VANOC Presents: ·         Interview with Ross H MacLean ·         Question to Federal,/Provincial/Local Dignitaries ·         Video ·         Cette Flamme North Peace Community Choir City Of Fort St John Presents: ·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group ·         Fire Dancers: The Move Dance Studio  VANOC wraps up the show • Starts at 5:45 in front of Heritage Manor on 107th Avenue • It turns south on 100th Street • It turns west on 100th Avenue • It turns south on 108th Street Advertisement For a map of the Route, click here.  If you can’t watch the torch relay in person, you can also watch it online at Route Activation Activities Advertisementcenter_img • It turns east on 97 Avenue – torch will be carried by Jamie Lee around the outdoor oval next to Bert Bowes Jr. Secondary School, we have special activities for those who come watch this unique leg of the Torch Relay.  This will happen at approximately 6:05pm • Continues east on 97th Avenue Advertisement Below is all the information you could ever need about the Olympic Torch Relay event in Fort St. John, BC on Sunday January 31st, 2010.Quick Facts on Olympic Torch Relay Date:              Sunday, January 31, 2010 – Advertisement -Time:              Celebration Start 5:00 pm – Centennial Park               Torch Relay Start time 5:30 pm – Heritage Manor on 107th Avenue The Torch Route           Advertisementlast_img read more

KCCA FC keen on demolishing Township Rollers

first_imgKCCA FC head coach, Mike Mutebi is confident his side will get the job done on SaturdayCAF Champions LeagueKCCA FC vs Township RollersMandela National Stadium, NambooleSaturday, 18-08-2018Suspended custodian Charles Lukwago is the only absentee as Kampala Capital City Authority FC take on Botswana’s Township Rollers in a Caf Champions League fixture Saturday afternoon.Lukwago received his marching orders as KCCA fell 0-1 to Tunisian giants Esperance on MatchDay four. He is to be replaced by Tom Ikara who featured in the club’s last build up game against Aziz Darmani Dove All Stars on Thursday.KCCA coach Mike Hillary Mutebi told a packed pre-match briefing yesterday that he is fully confident in Ikara’s abilities as the young keeper has grown in stature since starting the reverse fixture in Gaborone.Mutebi also confirmed that Gift Ali and Jackson Nunda who missed the Esperance tie are available for selection.“We are going to play to win as we still have the mathematical chance of qualifying, said Mutebi at the press-briefing.“If Al Ahly draw or lose at Esperance tonight, they go onto 7 or 8 points.If we win, we progress to six points, which means we would go into our final game in Egypt with something to play for.The former Maroons, SC Villa and Cranes tactician said mistakes which cost the side in defeats to the Tunisians have been corrected in training.“We expect to beat Township Rollers if players follow instructions, continued the Kasasiro Boys’ head coach.“The players football intelligence has improved. We didn’t get into the group stages to be passengers. We aren’t tourists, he added.In addition, Mutebi vowed to play in the KCCA way.“We are going to play on the front foot, attacking football with purpose.“Our identity is what has brought us this far…We shall not ask our players to kick opponents as if it’s rugby.“Our players are technicians who use the ball well, Mutebi emphasised.Team captain Timothy Awany said the team from Lugogo has a full house with all players fit and raring to go.“We are going to concentrate for ninety minutes to get the three points, said Awanyi.“We need this victory to boost our confidence ahead of the clash with Al Ahly.Township Rollers assistant coach Thabo Motang, who is filling in for absent head coach Nikola Kovazovic, told the press gathering they are counting on former KCCA midfielder Ivan Ntege to use his inside knowledge of the Ugandan club to help them plot their downfall.KCCA lost 1-0 in the first game against Township Rollers.The team from Kampala is currently bottom of Group A of the Caf Champions League after registering one win in four outings.Twice African club champions Esperance lead the way with 10 points, three more than the continent’s team of the century, Egypt’s Al Ahly.Kick off for the game at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, is 4pm East African TimeComments Tags: Caf Champions league 2018KCCA FCtoptownship rollerslast_img read more

Business as usual for marine mammal deterrence

first_imgSea lions nap on a buoy in Frederick sound. (Nora Saks, KFSK – Petersburg)In Southeast Alaska, populations of some marine mammals, like humpback whales and Stellar sea lions, are on the rise. Some subgroups of these species have recently been removed from the Endangered Species list, leaving many commercial fisherman wondering what this means for them.Listen nowBut it’s still business as usual when it comes to dealing with protected marine mammals in Southeast waters.On June 7, NOAA Fisheries representatives held a virtual “community roundtable” in Petersburg to update fishermen and the public on marine mammal policies and clear up confusion.Aleria Jensen is the Deputy of Alaska’s Protected Resources Division for the agency. She was visiting via Google Hangout.“One of the questions I know has been on people’s minds is the pretty monumental change that happened last year for humpback whale,” Jensen said.Three different groups of humpbacks migrate to coastal Alaska. Last September, one was delisted, one was reclassified as threatened, and one, from the Western North Pacific, remains endangered. It’s a similar story with Stellar sea lions. Two populations can be found in the area. One is endangered, and one isn’t.Since it’s impossible to tell these genetically distinct populations apart by sight, Jensen said they all have to be treated the same and afforded full protection under the Endangered Species Act.“So for you it’s essentially, that means business as usual,” Jensen said. “That’s really the status quo of how we’ve been operating. Nothing is changing. In terms of a vessel’s behavior around a whale.”Sea lions can steal salmon from commercial nets or become a harbor nuisance, while whales can get tangled in nets and crab gear. There are devices like noisemakers, visual repellents, and exclusion barriers on the market intended to keep these animals away.But there’s currently no list of agency approved or prohibited deterrence methods to guide fishermen.Which means there isn’t a clear answer to the million dollar question of whether or not fishermen can use deterrents to protect their gear and catch, or which ones. It’s a situation which seemed to frustrate NOAA Fisheries staff as much as fishermen.“We want to be able to help you avoid violations,” Jensen said. “We want a win-win. Nobody wants whales and gear in the same place. We have really looked to our national program to provide that guidance, and it certainly has been long in coming.”A draft list is in the works, and should come out sometime next year. Even when the list is finalized, likely in 2019, it will only address the impact of each deterrent on marine mammals, not its effectiveness.And, while the Marine Mammal Protection Act allows fishermen to use deterrents to protect their property as long as no animals are hurt, the Endangered Species Act does not contain the same explicit exemption.While NOAA officials wait for better standards and clearer regulations, Jensen said that right now, they need the fishing industry’s help to come up with creative solutions.“It’s really fundamentally such a challenging issue. How do we protect gear, catch, and how do we account for human safety, and not use something that has that injurious or negative effect to marine mammals?” Jensen asked the crowd.NOAA Fisheries plans to hold listening sessions to gather more input from commercial fisherman, and a few stuck around to chat after the meeting.Julianne Curry is on the board of the Petersburg Marine Mammal Center, and a long time seiner.“People will keep fishing. People will keep boating. People will keep coming to Alaska on cruises. And we’re just gonna have to cautiously figure out how to operate in this world where marine mammal populations are exploding to levels we’ve never seen in generations,” Curry said.Gillnetter Max Worhatch said he hasn’t seen very many humpbacks so far this year, but when he does, he tries to stay away.“I’ve got an aluminum boat, so I just take a stick and beat on the boat when they get close to the boat,” Worhatch said. “Humpbacks don’t use echolocation, they just use their ears and their eyes, so it kind of makes them aware. I’ve had minimal incidents with whales. So, it seems like it works for me.”For now, NOAA Fisheries representatives recommend avoiding marine mammals as much as possible, and not doing anything that could cause more interactions, like dumping fish waste near boats.last_img read more