Feb 5, 2010

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will pass by Langara College along West 49th Avenue on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 4:05 PM. Langara College Human Kinetics student, Evan Eichler, will carry the torch and represent the College in the relay. The community is invited to participate in this once-in–a-lifetime opportunity and cheer on Eichler. 

"It is a privilege and honour for Langara College to be given the opportunity to be part of history as the Olympic Flame passes through our community held by our torchbearer", said Langara College President, Dr. David Ross. Langara College is proud to support the legacy of the 2010 Winter Games as a member of the Vancouver 2010 Community Contributor Program.

Eichler, former student-elect member of the College Board of Governors, was nominated as Langara College’s torchbearer for his outstanding service as an active student in the Langara community.

 “I felt like I made the NHL! I never even knew something like this could happen, but it was like I’ve been working towards this all my life!” said Eichler.

Originally from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Eichler is a full-time student and works at Twist Conditioning as a strength-conditioning coach training NHL players. He has always been interested in physical fitness and is looking for a career where he can help others reach their goals. His future plans include completing his degree and becoming a Physical Education teacher.

Langara College, located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, provides University-transfer, Career, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 19,000 students annually. The College’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students to choose their own educational path. The College offers three bachelor’s degrees as well as a comprehensive variety of diplomas, certificates, and citations.

Media contact:
Dr. Ian Humphreys
Director, Communications & Marketing Services
Langara College