Shania Twain Carries Olympic Torch in Hometown

Shania Twain carries Olympic torch in hometown

Shania Twain braved the incredible cold as she carried the Olympic torch through her hometown of Timmins, Ontario on Friday night.

Twain, 44, wore a white torchbearer's uniform while fans cheered her on in the bitter -16 degree weather.

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"There is a lot of excitement surrounding the voyage of the Olympic flame as it makes its way through our beautiful country," the excited Twain said. "I am proud to be a small part of the flame's journey to its final destination at the games in Vancouver"

"I will never forget this honor and cherish the privilege," she said.

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics begin Feb. 12.