Thousands cheer torch relay route from the sidelines
Thousands of people in the Halifax Regional Municipality came outyesterday to catch a glimpse of Olympic history in the making - andthey weren’t disappointed.
Thousands of people in the Halifax Regional Municipality came out yesterday to catch a glimpse of Olympic history in the making - and they weren’t disappointed.
The Olympic Torch Relay wound its way through its entire scheduled route without so much as a leg cramp to slow it down.
“I took the ferry and came over to see it,” said Jewel March, who waited for the flame near the Alderney Gate Public Library in Dartmouth. “I’ll probably never get another opportunity like this. The Olympics really bring the whole world together in a peaceful way.”
A short distance away, a number of students from Dartmouth High School made their way down to Windmill Rd. to watch the torch pass.
“It was pretty cool,” said student Ashley Doyle. “It’s kind of a privilege to have it in our city.”
Susan Hawkins waited for the torch near the Macdonald Bridge, and said she wouldn’t have missed the event for anything.
“I’ve never seen anything like this outside of the television,” said Hawkins, who lives in Dartmouth. “It’s historic.”