Akwesasne Torch Relay Route December 19
Akwesasne Torch Relay Route December 19

2023 FISU World University Games Torch Coming to Akwesasne

Dec 12, 2022

AKWESASNE – On Monday, Tsiothóhrha/December 19, 2022; the Akwesasne community will continue its longstanding efforts to promote and celebrate the message of peace and friendship through international competition. Akwesasne has been selected as one of fifteen locations in New York State to host a symbolic torch relay for the Lake Placid 2023 World University Games. Torchbearers will include senior student athletes from the Salmon River Central School District and the Massena Central School District, who have excelled athletically and academically. Members of the community and media are welcomed to cheer them on as they carry the torch from Generations Park to the St. Regis Mohawk School for a brief ceremony.

• Torchbearers - Salmon River Central and Massena Central Senior Student Athletes
• Dr. Stanley Harper, Salmon River Central School Superintendent
• Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council
• Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Organizing Committee Representative
• Faith West, NYS World University Games Commission Chairperson

WHAT: Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Torch Relay

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.; Monday, Tsiothóhrha/December 19, 2022

TORCH RELAY START: Runners begin at 9:45 a.m.
Generations Park
30 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way
Akwesasne, NY 13655

TORCH RELAY END: Route length is .6-miles
St. Regis Mohawk School
385 Church Street
Akwesasne, New York 13655

CONTACT: Please confirm media availability by contacting the Communications Department at (518) 358-2272, or email communications@srmt-nsn.gov.