It’s here! The Olympic Flame arrived in Canada from Athens this morning aboard a Canadian Forces airbus. The flame, kept burning inside a small miner’s lantern, was placed on the ground in Victoria, BC at 9:01 a.m. today. Later it began its 45,000 km journey during which it will pass through over 1,000 communities across Canada on its “relay of peace and unity”, the longest relay in Olympic history. About 12,000 people will take their turns carrying the Olympic torch until it arrives back in Vancouver’s BC Place stadium on February 12, 2010 for the start of the Olympic Winter Games. The excitement is growing!