Shania Twain To Carry Olympic Torch Through Her Hometown
October 2, 2009 at 9:05 AM (PT)
MERCURY/NASHVILLE artist SHANIA TWAIN will carry the Olympic Torch through her hometown of TIMMONS, ONTARIO on JANUARY 1st, 2010, as part of the 2010 OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY.
"I have a tremendous respect for the hard work, dedication and talent of the world's greatest athletes and will humbly carry and pass on the Olympic Torch with a special pride for my country's Olympians. I am grateful for this special gift of participation in carrying the flame that represents such an incredible spirit of sportsmanship and excellence and wish all the athletes of the 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS courage,strength and triumph during the games," TWAIN said in a released statement.
The torch will be carried by over 12,000 people on a 28,000-mile journey. The TIMMONS leg of the journey will be commemorated with a celebration where TWAIN will carry the Olympic Torch on its final 300 metres to the stage and light the 1.3-metre high celebration cauldron.
For more on SHANIA TWAIN, see www.shaniatwain.com.