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Former Lightning Bug Sets Olympic Torch Ablaze

When the Olympic Torch travelled through Churchill, Manitoba in early November, it was an opportunity to reward one local student for his voluntary service to the community. Dylan Burton was part of the Olympic Torch Relay on November 8th.

A role model for local youth, Burton was employed by Parks Canada last summer to assist with the Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site wall stabilisation project. Burton’s commendable work ethic and comic wit quickly made him a valued member of the team as they carried out sensitive repair to the historic structure. From representing Manitoba Hydro as Louie the Lightning Bug to standing in for Santa, Burton enjoys supporting his community and his contributions have been acknowledged by other local and international organizations. Recently, Parks Canada sponsored Burton’s attendance at the Polar Bear International Ambassador Camp.

All the Parks Canada staff at Wapusk NP join in congratulating Dylan on this once-in-a-lifetime honour. Well done!

Parks Canada summer student Dylan Burton carries the torch in Churchill, Manitoba Parks Canada summer student Dylan Burton carries the torch in Churchill, Manitoba
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