Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Simcoe and Grey Counties on June 11

Pan Am flame to visit Canadian Forces Base Borden, in addition to a community celebration at Collingwood Town Hall and an evening celebration at Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre

TORONTO, June 4, 2015 /CNW/ - On Thursday, June 11, Day 13 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several Ontario communities, including Innisfil, Stayner, Collingwood, Meaford and Owen Sound.

The Pan Am flame will begin its journey in Innisfil, where it will travel by tugboat, followed by a visit to Alcona Glen Elementary School where PACHI, the official mascot of the Games, will entertain students and teach them his signature dance — the wiggle. The flame will then travel to Canadian Forces Base Borden and to Collingwood Town Hall for a community celebration. Community torchbearer Larisa Yurkiw will carry the Pan Am flame into the evening celebration at Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound to light the community cauldron.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 (Relay Day 13: Innisfil, ON to Owen Sound, ON)

Innisfil Beach Road 9 a.m. (ET) (2 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil)
Photo opportunity:

  • The Pan Am flame will travel by tugboat with torchbearer Rodrick (Rod) Boynton

Alcona Glen Elementary School 9:50 a.m. (ET) (1310 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil)
Photo opportunity:

  • PACHI presentation with students
  • Student Marlon Emanuel Valentine will depart from the school carrying the Pan Am flame

Worthington Park at Canadian Forces Base Borden 11:25 a.m. (ET) (3-9 Gibraltar Road, Borden)
Photo opportunity:

  • Sergeant Harper to arrive carrying the Pan Am flame

 

Collingwood Town Hall1:30 p.m. (ET) (97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood)
Day celebration:

  • Community torchbearer Abby Joost will arrive carrying the Pan Am flame at 1:30 p.m.

Side Launch Way2:40 p.m. (ET) (35 Side Launch Way, Collingwood)
Photo opportunity:

  • Torchbearer Dan Blackwell will carry the Pan Am flame in a watts skiff

Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre7 p.m. (ET) (1900 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound)
Evening celebration:

  • Community torchbearer Larisa Yurkiw will arrive carrying 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.

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 13 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/12dY1g" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/12dY1g

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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