The Vancouver Olympic cauldron will be relighted to mark the start of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Symbolic lighting will take place on Tuesday and the Cauldron will be lit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A special ceremony will be held to honor the start of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and celebrate Team Canada’s achievements at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The ceremony will be free and will include members of Team Canada including Alannah Yip (sport climbing), Evan Dunfee (athletics, walking), Lisa Roman (rowing), Maxwell Lattimer (rowing) and Madison Mailey (rowing).
In addition to the cauldron lighting, BC Place will also light up with a special “maple leaf lighting” to mark the start of the Games.
“The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the pinnacle of sport,” said the Honorable Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, in a statement. “On behalf of Prime Minister John Horgan and all of our government, we wish the best of luck to all of Team Canada traveling to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and, in particular, athletes with connections. with British Columbia. “
“You are truly an inspiration to all of us, and we look forward to cheering you on as you make your mark and go for gold. “