Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Orangeville and Caledon on June 13

Pan Am flame to visit the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park — daytime celebration at the Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness, and evening celebration at the Caledon Community Complex

TORONTO, June 6, 2015 /CNW/ - On Saturday, June 13, Day 15 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit Orangeville and several communities in Peel Region including Palgrave, Bolton, Inglewood, Belfountain, Alton and Caledon.

The Pan Am flame will start the day at the Orangeville Farmer's Market before heading to the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park where it will be carried by Jacqueline Brooks, Olympic dressage rider. The flame will also participate in celebrations that will feature flamenco dancers in Bolton and a drum line at Belfountain Public School. In the evening, the Pan Am flame will arrive at Caledon Day for the evening celebration where NHL hockey player, Peter Holland, will light the cauldron.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 (Relay Day 15: Peel Region, ON)

Orangeville Farmer's Market 10:30 a.m. (ET) (87 Broadway, Orangeville, ON)
Photo opportunity:

  • Torchbearer Irwin Cortez will depart from this location as the first torchbearer of Day 15

OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park 11:25 a.m. (ET) (200 Pine Avenue, Caledon, ON)
Photo opportunity:

  • Jacqueline Brooks, Olympic dressage rider, and Beth Underhill, show jumper, to exchange the Pan Am flame

Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness – (14111 Hwy 50, Bolton, ON)
Day Celebration:

  • Flamenco dancers will perform
  • Community torchbearer Heather Whittier will arrive to the celebration at 12:10 p.m. carrying the Pan Am flame

Lloyd Wilson Centennial Arena 2:30 p.m. (ET) (15551 McLaughlin Road, Inglewood, ON)
Photo opportunity:

  • Community torchbearer Ethan Mumford to carry the Pan Am flame out of the Inglewood Day parade

Belfountain Public School 3:25 p.m. (ET) (17247 Shaws Creek Road, Belfountain, ON)
Photo opportunity:

  • Community torchbearer, Meaghan Zaremba, will arrive to the celebration carrying the Pan Am flame
  • Harold Braithwaite Secondary School drum line to entertain families

Alton Village Square 3:55 p.m. (ET) (7 Victoria Street, Alton, ON)
Photo opportunity:

  • Community torchbearer Jeremy Grant to arrive carrying the Pan Am flame
  • Orangeville Sweet Adeline's barbershop chorus to entertain families

Caledon Community Complex – (6215 Old Church Road, Caledon, ON)
Evening celebration: Caledon Day

  • Peter Holland, Toronto Maple Leafs centreman and hometown hero, to arrive carrying the Pan am flame at 5:55 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 15 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/39R63h" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/39R63h

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: Jill MacCannell, Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015, 416.996.4076, relaymedia@toronto2015.org

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