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Behind the scenes of lighting the Calgary Tower

Every day Team Canada gets the gold, the Calgary Tower lights its cauldron - but who is behind the symbolic flame and what does it mean for them to set the cauldron alight?

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The CBC's Mike Symington goes behind the scenes to find out what it takes to light the flame on the Calgary Tower. 2:10

Every day Team Canada gets the gold, the Calgary Tower lights its cauldron to celebrate the country's victory.

But lighting the flame isn't as easy as just flicking a switch.

CBC videojournalist Mike Symington went behind the scenes and explains what goes into setting the cauldron alight.

  • Watch the video above for a behind-the-scenes look.