Organizers of the 2010 Vancouver Games yesterday unveiled a portable stage and a cauldron that will be lit in community celebrations in cities and towns during the Olympic torch relay.

Beginning in Victoria on Oct. 30, the torch will visit 1,030 communities during its 106-day journey.

There will be 200 “community celebrations” that will include drummers and acrobats, musicians, artists, and entertainers.

A torchbearer, chosen from each community, will light the community cauldron — a white, curved cauldron about 1.3-metres tall designed to complement the Olympic torch. The relay actually begins Oct. 22, when the Olympic Flame will be lit by the sun’s rays in Olympia, Greece. It will be paraded through Greece and will be flown to Canada on a Canadian Forces aircraft.