During a press conference this morning at Lock 3 of the Welland Canal, CSL announced an exciting new partnership with the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games and its Torch Relay program to support Canada’s next generation of athletes.
Held every two years, the Canada Games are the largest amateur multi-sport event in the country that bring together 5,000 young athletes who represent the best in sport from every province and territory.
More importantly, the Games celebrate collaboration, inclusion, integrity, responsibility and determination – values that CSLers share and that embody the CSL spirit to strive for excellence and always do the right thing — as individuals, as a company and as members of our communities.
The Torch Relay – A Celebration of Our Waterways, Our Seafarers and Our Industry
Uniquely this year, the Games will also underscore the historical, social and economic significance of the Niagara region’s waterways, including the role of shipping and seafarers. In a historical first for the Canada Games, a leg of the Torch Relay will take a unique path as the torch will be carried by water on a CSL ship.
The torch’s journey will begin with a lighting ceremony in Ottawa in July, and will then head to Montreal, where it will embark on a CSL ship destined for the Niagara Region via the St. Lawrence Seaway. Following its trek on water, the torch will then disembark at the Welland Canal, make its way through the Niagara region and then complete its journey at the 2022 Canada Games Opening Ceremony on August 6.
It is truly an honour for CSL to have the first ever torch bearing vessel in the history of the Canada Games, bringing energy and excitement along our waterways.