REPORTING · 19th March 2010
The last remnants of the BC 2010 Winter Games are being loaded onto trucks. Today the torch was taken down from the front of Terrace City Hall, unceremoniously tipped onto its side, fake flames removed and strapped onto a cart.
Although it seems like it is all over it is not for the organizers and accountants. Rod Cox is busy paying all the last bills, collecting all the last monies, adding, subtracting and basically covering all the final details. Once this is done he will send the paperwork off to be audited for BC Games.
When all is said and done Terrace will enjoy one more ceremony, the Legacy fund. This is something the Committee will discuss and determine where and to what, the profits of hosting the Games in Terrace will go. There is no final tally yet, Cox is still crunching numbers, but he expects there will be something in hand to meet a need or two in the community.
For now we get to see the final reminder of this great event leave town.
Note the signatures on the bottom of the torch. Peter Weeber stated they may have started a tradition. When the torch was laid on its side, signatures of those who manufactured it were spotted. Grabbing a sharpe, Weeber, Brian Downie and Michelle Taylor signed on behalf of the first community to use this new torch built by Rio Tinto Alcan for the BC Games. Terraces lives on.