Candidates can be nominated for one of the 71 language youth torchbearers positions (43 First Nations, 7 Inuit and 21 MÃ©tis). If candidates are involved in sport as well as their community, they may be nominated as one of 20 hero torchbearers, representing Aboriginal heroes in sport as well as urban community heroes who are mentors and inspirational figures. Aboriginal communities on the torch relay route will each select a community torchbearer. Torchbearers must be aged 13 or older to be eligible.
Further information is available on the official Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games website.