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Trey Charlie



Martha Benjamin

Olympic Torch

By: Allan Benjamin


The big day will be November forth
When the Olympic torch comes north
It will come up to Old Crow
Where the torch will glow
Snowshoeing is my traditional sport
I will carry the torch from the airport
I will run with my snowshoes
Because that’s how I cruise
Trey is a student from the school
An’to carry the torch will be so cool
Trey will get to run with the flame
So he will have a famous name
To carry the torch will be Dougie’s dream
An’ he’ll mush it with his dog team
My mom will get to carry the torch
All the way up to the school porch
My mom was a Canadian ski champ
Finally she’ll get to carry the Olympic lamp
The Vuntut Gwitch’in First Nation
Will put on an Olympic celebration
At the airport the Canadian Rangers will salute
Then the jet will fly to the next torch route
The forth of November
Will be a day to remember.
Allan Benjamin



Martha Benjamin and Dougie Charlie

                             Air North

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OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

A big Mahsi Choo goes out to:

Funders:
Yukon Tourism & Culture
Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Sport
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Chief & Council
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in-kind contributions

The Old Crow Olympic Torch Relay Task Force Committee:
Bev Cameron
Peter Marangu
Jeff Morran
Lori Nawrocki
Karen Olito
Reanna Sutton

The Olympic Torch Relay Celebrations Coordinator:
Lorraine Netro

Participants & Volunteers:
Neta Arnold, dancer & model
Allan Benjamin, musician
Bobby Benjamin, media truck driver
Boyd Benjamin, musician
Robert Bruce Jr, MC
Bev Cameron, transportation coordinator
Daryl Charlie, cook
Renee Charlie, cook’s assistant
Dougie Charlie, dog musher
Camisha Charlie-Tizya, dancer & model
Kecia Kassi, dancer & model
Derek Kapuschuk, stage construction
Brandon Kyikavichik, storyteller & dancer
Edna Kyikavichik, dancer & model
Shirley Kakfwi, arts and crafts coordinator
Norman Linklater, driver
David Frost, model
Harold Frost Sr., Driver
Kristen Frost, dancer & model
Marvin Frost Sr., musician
Stephen Frost Sr, model
Howie Macleod, sound technician & musician
Lance Nagwan, Command vehicle driver
Kelly Ollett, model
Michael Peter, photographer
Philip Rispin, dancer
James Roberts, musician
Michelle Kendi-Rispin, model & drummer
Esau Shafer, dancer
Marion Shafer, opening prayer

RCMP:
Aux./Cst J. Fred
C.O. Barry Harvie
Drew Horbachewsky
SSM Al Hubley
Cpl. Harlan Inkster
Karen Olito
Jeff Morran
Sgt. Don Rogers
Insp. A. Seidmann
Cst Garry Sokwaypnace

Canadian Rangers Old Crow Chapter:
Douglas Charlie
Roger Kyikavichik
Brenda Frost
Phillip Rispin
Esau Shafer
Brian Cameron

Chief Gitlitt Zzeh students

Olympic Flame Torchbearers:
Allan Benjamin
Martha Benjamin
Trey Charlie
Erika Tizya-Tramm

Last but not least thank you to all the community members that came out to enjoy this big day, it would not have been as joyful without you
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