Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Montreal on June 28

Pan Am flame to visit the Olympic Cauldron, home of the 1976 Olympic Games; day celebration at Parc La Fontaine

TORONTO, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - On Sunday, June 28, Day 29 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several sites in Montreal, including the Olympic Cauldron, Maurice Richard Arena, Mont-Royal Belvedere, Montreal City Hall and Parc La Fontaine.

The Pan Am flame will spend the day in Montreal visiting many of the city's iconic sports venues. The flame will start the day with a visit to the  Montreal 1976 Olympic Cauldron before visiting the Maurice Richard Arena. Canadian Olympic freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau will carry the flame towards the day celebration site at Parc La Fontaine. The flame will then proceed to Mont-Royal Belvedere and be carried by Benoît Huot, Paralympic and Parapan Am multi-medallist. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015 (Relay Day 29: Montreal, QC)

Olympic Cauldron 9 a.m. (ET) (Pie-IX / Sherbrooke, Montreal, QC)
Photo opportunity:

  • Canadian Paralympic swimmer Philippe Gagnon will be the first torchbearer of Day 29.

Maurice Richard Arena 10 a.m. (ET) (4875-4905 Avenue Pierre-de Coubertin, Montreal, QC)Photo opportunity:

  • Canadian short track speed skaters Marianne St-Gelais and Charles Hamelin will carry the flame.

Montreal City Hall – (275 Rue Notre-Dame Est, Montreal, QC)
Photo opportunity:

  • Marcel Aubut, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee, will depart from this location at 10:45 a.m. carrying the Pan Am flame.

Parc La Fontaine – (3933 Avenue du Parc la Fontaine, Montréal, QC H2L 0C7, Canada)
Day celebration

  • Canadian Olympic freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau will arrive at 11:30 a.m. carrying the Pan Am flame and will light the community cauldron.

Mont-Royal Belvedere 1:30 p.m. (ET) (1576 Voie Camillien Houde, Montreal, QC)

Photo opportunity:

  • Benoît Huot, Paralympic and Parapan Am multi-medallist, swimming, will carry the Pan Am 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 29 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/4j4E8Q" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/4j4E8Q

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: Vanessa St. Louis, Host / communications assistant, TO2015, 416.697.7410, relaymedia@toronto2015.org; Marie-Annick L'Allier, Media Relations, TO2015, 514.983.8236, relaymedia@toronto2015.org

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