Vancouver’s Olympic cauldron re-lit, marking games’ 10-year anniversary

Vancouver’s iconic Olympic cauldron is being re-lit Wednesday, to mark the tenth anniversary of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games.

The cauldron’s initial lighting in 2010 was a thrilling moment for many Canadians, as hockey legend Wayne Gretzky sparked the flame that would burn for 17 days.

On Wednesday, a ceremony at Jack Poole Plaza aimed to recapture some of that magic.

Athletes including freestyle skier Jennifer Heil and Mercedes Nicoll will be present for the event, which will also include the singing of the national anthem.

Heil, a three-time Olympian, broke the ice for Canada at the 2010 games, bringing home the country’s first medal — a silver in moguls.

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