Ceremony kicks off Games countdown

Community counts down 100 days until Greater Vernon 2012 B.C. Winter Games

  • Nov. 16, 2011 7:00 a.m.

The community is invited to a celebration Friday.

The Greater Vernon 2012 B.C. Winter Games committee will officially kick off the countdown to the Games by lighting a torch in Spirit Square at Vernon city hall at 6:30 p.m.

A block party will kick things off from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The event marks 100 days until the Games begin.

On hand will be local dignitaries, B.C. Games officials and volunteers.

Activities will include a free barbecue, face painting, a bonfire and entertainment.

A table will be set up to allow volunteers to sign up, with lots of choices still available.

About 1,400 athletes along with about 500 coaches and officials from around B.C. will take part in 15 sports at venues in Vernon, Coldstream, Silver Star and Armstrong Feb. 23 to 26.