Pan Am flame to visit Henry Street High School in Whitby, daytime celebration at the Brooklin Community Centre and evening celebration at Couchiching Beach Park in Orillia
TORONTO, June 1, 2015 /CNW/ - On Monday, June 8, Day 10 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several communities in Region of Durham, including Whitby, Brooklin, Port Perry, Uxbridge and Beaverton before arriving in Orillia.
The Pan Am flame will start the day at Henry Street High School with PACHI, the official mascot of the Games. The flame will then travel to the Brooklin Community Centre and Library for a community celebration. In the afternoon, the Pan Am flame will travel to Uxbridge City Hall before riding in a Tudhope car in Orillia. Day 10 will conclude in Orillia at Couchiching Beach Park where community torchbearer Walter Henry will light the community cauldron.
Monday, June 8, 2015 (Relay Day 10: Whitby, ON to Orillia, ON)
Henry Street High School– 9:15 a.m. (ET) (558-574 Henry Street, Whitby)
Start of day celebration:
- Torchbearer Kyle Owens, student, will be the first torchbearer of Day 10
Brooklin Community Centre and Library – (2-8 Vipond Road, Whitby)
- Kiana Bonnick, community torchbearer and T02015 Youth Advisory Council member, will arrive carrying the Pan Am flame at 11:45 a.m.
- Community torchbearer Amanda Murray will depart from this location with the Pan Am flame
Uxbridge City Hall – 2:30 p.m. (ET) (9-11 Poplar Street, Uxbridge)
- Community torchbearer Darryl Picov will arrive with the Pan Am flame
Leacock Museum – 6 p.m. (ET) (425 Leacock Lane, Orillia)
- The Pan Am flame will travel in a Tudhope car with torchbearer Stephen Graham
Couchiching Beach Park – (173 Jarvis Street, Orillia)
- Community torchbearer Walter Henry will arrive with the Pan Am flame and light the community cauldron at 7 p.m.
- Crystal Shawanda 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.
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 10 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/41A7b1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/41A7b1.
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, email@example.com