Olympic Torch Passed to New Torchbearer at Beaty

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Canada winning the bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Reflecting on the tremendous Canadian spirit that has swiped across the city during the Games, it brings back memory of the Olympic Torch passing through the Point Grey campus and outside the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

On February 11, 2010, the eve of the Opening Ceremony, the Olympic Torch came through UBC. The Torch was carried North along Main Mall, then turned East on University Boulevard. The Flame was transferred to a new torchbearer in front of the Museum’s Djavad Mowafaghian Atrium (a time before the blue whale skeleton was hung in there!). Despite the rain, eager onlookers lined up on either side of the road and waited patiently with umbrellas in hand to witness and cheer for this historical moment:

With glowing hearts, the Museum is proud to be part of the Torch relay route and applauds everyone who has participated in the Games or welcomed the world to the beautiful and exciting city we called home.