Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Heads to Winnipeg on June 22

Pan Am flame to visit Winnipeg City Hall and previous Pan Am Games venue, Pan Am Pool and daytime celebration at The Forks

TORONTO, June 20, 2015 /CNW/ - On Monday, June 22, Day 23 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will make its way to Manitoba to visit the city of Winnipeg.

The relay day will begin with a celebration at Winnipeg City Hall before making its way to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights where 14-year-old cyclist Rebecca Man will ride with the Pan Am flame. Next, at The Forks, a Parks Canada National Historic Site, Jon Montgomery, Olympic gold medallist in skeleton, will arrive carrying the Pan Am flame and will light the community cauldron.  The flames final destination of the day will be a visit to the Pan Am Pool with Cameron MacDonald, national team member, para-swimming.

Monday, June 22, 2015 (Relay Day 23: Winnipeg, MB)

Winnipeg City Hall11:35 a.m. (CT) (151 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

Photo opportunity:

  • Delfin Tan will depart from city hall carrying the Pan Am flame and will it pass it to Deborah Muir, past coach of Canada's synchronized swimming team

Canadian Museum for Human Rights 12:05 a.m. (CT) (85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg)

Photo opportunity:

  • Flame will be carried on a bicycle by torchbearer Rebecca Man

The Forks – (1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Day celebration:

  • Flame will arrive at 12:30 p.m. carried by Jon Montgomery, television host and Olympic gold medallist, skeleton racing.

Pan Am Pool4 p.m. (CT) (25 Poseidon Bay, Winnipeg)

Photo opportunity:

  • Torchbearer Cameron MacDonald, Team Canada para-swimming athlete, will carry the flame.

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 23 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/7883BE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/7883BE

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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