Olympic torch will visit Saskatchwan in 2010
Published Wednesday, June 18, 2008 3:09PM PDT
The Government of Saskatchewan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the organizers of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
The MOU will allow Saskatchewan to participate in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, which will pass through communities in the province.
Unlike West Vancouver, where private citizens recently paid $1 million for the district to become an Olympic Venue City, the MOU does not require any financial contribution from the province.
The agreement with VANOC outlines a number of areas of potential collaboration and outlines opportunities to showcase Saskatchewan's cultural and artistic vitality, according to a VANOC press release.
"Saskatchewan is a leader in Canada -- in both economic prowess and ingenuity," said Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in the release.
"I am pleased that Canadians and international visitors will have the opportunity to experience Saskatchewan's art and culture while in Vancouver, and I have no doubt that it will help guide their decision to visit our great province."
The MOU recognizes commitments between VANOC and the provinces to help promote the 2010 Games and aims to inspire Canadians to feel part of the experience.
With Saskatchewan's addition, all provinces and territories have now signed agreements with VANOC.