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Tibetan Freedom Torch arrives in Montreal Friday, 16 May

May 13, 2008

Tibetan Freedom Torch arrives in Montreal Friday

(Montreal, Tuesday, 13 May 2008) – The Tibetan Freedom Torch will arrive in Montreal at 11:30 AM on Friday, May 16th, at Parc Kelso in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue where it will embark upon a 55 km relay by bike, runners and walkers to its welcoming ceremony at the Olympic Stadium at 5:30 PM.
 
Event:             Tibetan march and rally
Date:                Friday, 16 May 2008
Time:               5:30 PM
Place:              Olympic Stadium (Sherbrooke and Pie IX)
 
The Montreal leg of the Freedom Torch relay will start at 11:30 AM on Friday, May 16th at Parc Kelso in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. The Torch will travel by bike along the Lachine Canal to the Old Port (2:30 PM) where it will be passed to a series of runners travelling along St. Paul to Beaver Hall and along Rene Levesque to Westmount Park (3:30 PM). The Torch will then be biked via the de Maisonneuve bike path to Berri and finally to Parc Lafontaine (4:30 PM) where it will be passed to a series of walkers who will carry the Torch to the Olympic Stadium for a welcoming ceremony beginning at 5:30 PM.
 
Tibetan Freedom Torch
 
The Tibetan Freedom Torch was lit in Olympia, Greece on 10th of March, 2008, commemorating the 49th anniversary of the Tibet Uprising Day. The Tibetan Freedom Torch represents the hopes and aspirations of the Tibetan people for freedom and justice. It will be carried to more than 20 countries worldwide, reaching Tibet on the eve of the Beijing Games.
 
The Freedom Torch also highlights Tibetan opposition to the Chinese government’s politically motivated plan to carry the Olympic Torch through Tibet and to the top of Mount Everest.
 
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Pour plus d’informations/For more information:
Dermod Travis                                                   
Canada Tibet Committee                                   
514.487.0665 / dermod@tibet.ca
 

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