Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Markham on June 27

Pan Am flame will visit Angus Glen Golf Club and CIBC Taste of Asia, and evening celebration at Markham Civic Centre

TORONTO, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - On Saturday, June 27, Day 28 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit Markham, Ontario, including Unionville and Thornhill.

To begin the day, torchbearers will carry the flame through the streets of Markham to the Angus Glen Golf Club for a daytime celebration. The flame will then make its way through Unionville to the Markville Shopping Centre, before heading to the Pacific Mall to join in the fun at the CIBC Taste of Asia. In the late afternoon, torchbearers will carry the flame through Thornhill and will make a stop at the Thornhill Community Centre. The relay day will conclude at the Markham Civic Centre when Gillian Apps, a three-time Olymipc gold medallist, ice hockey, will light the community cauldron.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 (Relay Day 28: Markham, ON)

Angus Glen Golf Club 12:20 p.m. (ET) (10080 Kennedy Road, Markham)
Photo opportunity:

  • Torchbearer Cailey Stollery will carry the Pan Am flame in a golf cart
  • Second photo opportunity to follow at venue with torchbearer Lindsay Knowlton, three-year member of the Canadian women's golf team

Markville Shopping Centre2:15 p.m. (ET) (5000 Highway 7 East, Markham)
Community celebration:

  • Torchbearer Grace Kwan to depart the celebration carrying the Pan Am flame

CIBC Taste of Asia, Pacific Mall 4:25 p.m. (ET) (4300 Steeles Avenue East, Markham)
Photo opportunity:

  • Community torchbearer Daniel Chan to arrive carrying the Pan Am flame

Markham Fire & Emergency Services Fire Truck4:45 p.m. (ET) (Northeast corner of Don Mills Road and Steeles Avenue, Markham)
Photo opportunity:

  • Community torchbearer Daniel Ng to carry the Pan Am flame on board a fire truck

Thornhill Community Centre 5:20 p.m. (ET) (7755 Bayview Avenue, Markham)
Community celebration:

  • Torchbearer Des Patton to arrive carrying the Pan Am flame

Markham Civic Centre – (101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham)
Evening celebration:

  • Gillian Apps, Olympic ice hockey player, will arrive at 7 p.m. carrying the Pan Am flame and will light the community cauldron
  • Conjunto Lacalú will perform at the celebration

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 28 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/38G2Vr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/38G2Vr

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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