Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Celebrates in Milton, Oakville and Brampton on June 23

Pan Am flame to visit Milton Sports Centre and iFLY Toronto in Oakville, and an evening celebration at Gage Park in Brampton

TORONTO, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, June 23, Day 24 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit the communities of Milton, Oakville and Brampton.

The relay day will begin at the Milton Sports Centre, where Olympic freestyle skier Travis Gerrits will arrive carrying the Pan Am flame to light the community cauldron. During the afternoon, the Pan Am flame will travel via bicycle on two occasions when Olympic cyclists Steve Bauer and Joseph Veloce both carry the flame. The Pan Am flame will then travel down Sixteen Mile Creek on a war canoe, courtesy of the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville, before visiting Centennial Square for a performance by singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark. The day will conclude in Brampton at Gage Park where Kate van Buskirk, Commonwealth Games medallist, distance runner, will light the community cauldron at the evening celebration.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (Relay Day 24: Milton, ON to Brampton, ON)

Milton Sports Centre12:30 p.m. (ET) (605 Santa Maria Boulevard, Milton)
Day celebration:

  • Travis Gerrits, Olympian, freestyle skiing, will be the final torchbearer before the celebration
  • Steve Bauer, Olympic medallist, cycling, will depart from the day celebration with the flame via bicycle  

CIBC in Derry Heights Plaza 2:45 p.m. (ET) (520 Bronte Street South, Milton)
Photo opportunity:

  • Joseph Veloce, Olympian, cycling, will be riding with the Pan Am flame

Burloak Canoe Club4:20 p.m. (ET) (160 Water Street, Oakville)
Photo opportunity:

  • Pan Am flame will be carried by Camille Looper in war canoe down Sixteen Mile Creek

iFLY Toronto 5:45 p.m. (ET) (2007 Winston Park Drive, Oakville)
Photo opportunity:

  • Taylor Isaac, selected by iFLY Toronto, will carry the Pan Am flame at this indoor skydiving facility

Gage Park – (ET) (45 Main Street North, Brampton)
Evening celebration:

  • Kate van Buskirk, Commonwealth Games medallist, distance runner, will be the final torchbearer of the day and will light the community cauldron at 7 p.m.

The Pan Am Games Torch Relay is a 41-day journey that will share the Pan Am spirit in more than 130 communities. The torch relay is one of the most exciting events as it sets the stage leading up to the Games.  There will be more than 3,000 torchbearers and 180 community celebrations taking place.

Media Materials
The following torch relay items are available at TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay: relay route map, full list of communities and dates, daily highlight summaries and media vehicle registration information.

All torch relay media advisories and news releases are available on CNW. Day 24 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/9Qr5j5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/9Qr5j5

The torch relay can also be followed on Twitter.

About the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay  
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, is supported by community partner CIBC, signature supporters Star Media Group and Metroland Media, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Porter Airlines, and funding parties the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario. The torch relay will invite Canadians to celebrate and share the Pan Am spirit throughout its 41-day journey towards Toronto, the Host City of the Games.

The torch relay starts May 30, 2015, and concludes July 10, 2015, with the dramatic lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony in downtown Toronto.

The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.

To learn more about the torch relay and when the Pan Am flame will visit a community near you, visit TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay or download the official TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games app, presented by CIBC.

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Melissa Iafrate, Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015, 647.225.4002, relaymedia@toronto2015.org

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