Summer games looking for torch bearers for video montage

Published on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 10:53

The 2024 Manitoba Summer Games powered by Manitoba Hydro hospitality committee is looking for torch bearers for the torch relay which will begin in June.
Games co-ordinator Bryan Mintenko said they are looking for people who meet the required criteria, which includes former athletes who competed in the 2004 games and are from Dauphin or surrounding area; former games athletes in any year who represented the Parkland from Dauphin or surrounding area; or a celebrity from Dauphin or surrounding area who achieved a significant level of performance.
“What we’ll do is we’ll do a video montage of the people carrying the torch at each of the venues. So there’s about seven different venues. So we’re going to have two or three torch bearers per venue,” he said.
Then during the games itself, they will make a live video of someone of their choosing to light the cauldron to open the games.
“So a good 15 to 20 people. If there is a good amount of interest, we don’t want to turn people away. We’ll be doing these videos, so we can always edit it. And have a few people running per venue,” Mintenko said.
“It depends really on how much interest we get. We’re hoping to locate people who have formerly been involved in the games and connect it to the history of the games and the legacy of previous events that we’ve hosted here.”
The application deadline is May 31. Anyone interested can email Mintenko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., stating how they meet the criteria.

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