The Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games Torch Relay will travel to eight rural communities within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo showcasing the culture, pride and spirit of the Games. The torch will end its journey at Legacy Dodge Baseball Stadium during the Opening Ceremonies presented by Bouchier on January 29, 2023.
There will be a series of events and community celebrations during each Torch Relay stop.
The Torch RelayDates and Locations
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - Fort Chipewyan & Fort Fitzgerald
January 16, 2023 - Conklin & Janvier
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - Fort McKay
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - Anzac
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - Saprae Creek
Saturday. January 28, 2023 - Fort McMurray
Torchbearer nominations are now closed.
Selected runners from Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray, Fort Fitzgerald, Conklin, Janvier, Fort McKay, Anzac and Saprae Creek will be announced shortly.
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We are excited to announce Trevor Snook as the winning artist of our torch wrap design contest held in February 2021!
The design had to reflect traveling and connections, the interconnectedness of the communities in the Wood Buffalo region and celebrate everyone’s time to shine.
Meet the artist
Trevor Snook is a gifted artist from the Flat Bay area in Newfoundland. While he usually paints with oil on canvas or hardboard, Trevor explores a variety of mediums such as antler sheds, helmets and even motorcycles.
Drawing on his Mi’kmaq (First Nation) heritage, he also creates culturally based crafts and tools, such as animal calls and snowshoes.
His broad creativity and resourcefulness comes as no surprise to friends and family. Many say that he gets his creative side from his grandfather, Anthony White, who was a well-known carpenter and spruce root basket maker.