Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Sarnia, Chatham-Kent, Essex County and Windsor on June 16

Pan Am flame to start the day at Sarnia City Hall, daytime celebration at Tecumseh Park in Chatham-Kent and evening celebration at Windsor City Hall

TORONTO, June 12, 2015 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, June 16, Day 17 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit Sarnia, Aamjiwnaang First Nations, Wallaceburg, Chatham-Kent, Tecumseh and Windsor.

The Pan Am flame will begin the day at Sarnia City Hall, then will head down to the Sarnia Athletics Southwest Track.  From there, the flame will make its way to an afternoon celebration at Tecumseh Park where it will arrive via dragon boat.  The relay day will conclude at Windsor City Hall with Olympian and Pan Am gold medallist Mary Spencer lighting the community cauldron.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (Relay Day 17: Sarnia, ON to Windsor, ON)

Sarnia City Hall9 a.m. (ET) (255 Christina Street North, Sarnia)

Photo opportunity:

  • Wes Harding, local author and motivational speaker, will be the first torchbearer of the day

Sarnia Athletics Southwest Track10:05 a.m. (ET) (281 East Street North, Sarnia)

Photo opportunity:

  • Flame will travel in the lift bucket of a local fire truck, carried by Joel Skinner, head coach of the Sarnia Athletics Southwest Track and Field Club

Tecumseh Park – (50 William Street North, Chatham-Kent)

Day celebration:

  • Maddie Lavoie will carry the flame on a dragon boat along the Thames River
  • Flame will be carried into day celebration by community torchbearer Juli Elders at 2 p.m.

Windsor City Hall – (350 City Hall Square West, Windsor)

Evening celebration:

  • Flame will arrive at 7 p.m. carried by Mary Spencer, Olympian and Pan Am Games gold medallist, boxing

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 17 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/iHhF60" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/iHhF60.

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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