Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Peel and York Region on June 24

Pan Am flame will visit Brampton Lawn Bowling Club, day celebration at Vaughan City Hall and evening celebration at Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park

TORONTO, June 20, 2015 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, June 24, Day 25 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several communities, including Brampton, Kleinburg, Woodbridge, Maple, Thornhill and Richmond Hill.

The relay will start the day with a visit to the Brampton Lawn Bowling Club before travelling through Kleinburg, Woodbridge and Maple. After a daytime celebration at Vaughan City Hall, the relay will continue through Thornhill and Richmond Hill before arriving at the Richvale Athletic Park for a community celebration. The relay day will culminate at Richmond Hill's Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park when Elvis Stojko, three-time world champion and two-time Olympic silver medallist, skating, lights the community cauldron.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 (Relay Day 25: Brampton, ON to Richmond Hill, ON)

Brampton Lawn Bowling Club 10 a.m. (ET) (8910 McLaughlin Road, Brampton)
Start of day celebration:

  • Torchbearer Alanis Ortiz Espinoza to depart celebration carrying Pan Am flame

Vaughan City Hall – (2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan)
Day celebration:

  • Pan Am flame to arrive at 1:30 p.m. carried by Andi Petrillo, on-air host for the NHL, Olympic Games and FIFA
  • Torchbearer Elora Tanna to depart celebration carrying Pan Am flame

Canada's Wonderland 3:15 p.m. (ET) (9580 Jane Street, Vaughan)
Photo opportunity:

  • Pan Am flame to be carried on Canada's tallest and fastest roller coaster

Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park – (1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill)
Evening celebration:

  • Pan Am flame will arrive at 7 p.m. carried by Elvis Stojko, three-time world champion and two-time Olympic silver medallist in skating, who 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 25 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/T0yb5P" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/T0yb5P.

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: Lindsay Hamilton, Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015, 416.697.1318, relaymedia@toronto2015.org

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