The Olympic Torch Run started it’s trek across Canada in Victoria with a lot of ceremony but luckily very short speeches in front of the Legislature.
Olympic medalists Simon Whitfield and Catriona Lemay-Doan light the first torch
Premier Gordon Campbell signals success as VANOC CEO John Furlong lights a cauldron with the Olympic flame brought over from Greece
Esquimalt Chief Andy Thomas holds up the Olympic flame inside a lantern at the start of the ceremony
School children watch as athletes leave with the torch