The tradition of the Final Leg Torch Run is for law enforcement officers representing their community, to act as “Guardians of the Flame” and carry the Special Olympics Torch and "Flame of Hope" to the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Games.
This Torch Run event is called the Final Leg because it represents the culmination of Torch Run events that have occurred previously throughout the province. The Torch Run Final Leg is not only a salute to the athletes who will compete in the Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games, but also an honor for the participating law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes who comprise the Torch Run Final Leg Team.
The Olympic flame symbolizes the light of spirit, knowledge and life. With identical power and majesty, the Special Olympics "Flame of Hope," in the entrusted care of the law enforcement community, symbolizes the courage and celebration of diversity that the Special Olympics movement represents.
To be part of the 2019 Final Leg, contact Lorrie Sitler, manager of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta. Stay tuned for more details on the 2019 Provincial Final Leg.