“It was quite exciting for Portage-Lisgar to be part of the Torch’s journey,” Bergen said during the ceremony. “Portage la Prairie was one of only 48 stops the torch will make across Canada. I am so proud of everything this riding stands for and it is always an honour when (a) city like Portage (is) recognized nationally.”
The relay began in Ottawa on Oct. 4 and will conclude on Feb. 15, 2019, in Red Deer, AB for the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Canada Games.
48 communities will be visited through the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay, with 26 torch relay stops and 22 celebration stops being hosted across Canada.