Immediately after the torch lighting for Winterfest, Tumbler Ridge had another patriotic moment. A Spirit of BC-2010 flag was raised and flies just beneath the Canadian Flag at Town Hall.
This flag arrived just in time for the opening ceremonies and it was fitting to have both Mayor Iles and MLA Blair Lekstrom on hand for this event. Town councillors were in attendance, as were town staff.
Kim Isaac said, ?All across the province this past weekend there were numerous activities and most of the communities took part in a general flag raising (of the 2010 flag) at 12 noon on Saturday.? but it was decided that since Tumbler Ridge was having the opening ceremonies for Winterfest, that would be an appropriate time to raise the flag to coincide with the torch lighting. This flag commemorates the five years leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympics.