Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Toronto on July 6

Pan Am flame will visit Ontario Place West Channel, daytime celebration at Ontario Science Centre and evening celebration at Humber College

TORONTO, July 4, 2015 /CNW/ - On Monday, July 6, Day 37 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several neighbourhoods in Toronto.

The flame will first visit S.H. Armstrong Community Centre and then travel through the streets of Toronto to the Ontario Science Centre for a community celebration. In the afternoon, torchbearers will carry the flame to Ontario Place West Channel, where it will be carried by world champion Whitney McClintock in an alternative mode of transportation: waterski. The relay day will conclude at Humber College's Lakeshore campus when Natalie Spooner, Olympic gold medallist in ice hockey, lights the community cauldron.

Monday, July 6, 2015 (Relay Day 37: Toronto, ON)

S.H. Armstrong Community Centre 10 a.m. (ET) (56 Woodfield Road, Toronto, ON)
Start of day celebration:

  • Adelle Dubczak will be the first torchbearer of the day and will pass the flame on to Patrick Chan, three-time world champion and two-time Olympic silver medallist in figure skating.

Regent Park Aquatic Centre – 11:05 a.m. (ET) (640 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON)
Photo opportunity:

  • Rahul Bhardwaj, president and chief executive officer of the Toronto Foundation and chair of TO2015's IGNITE program, will carry the Pan Am flame at 11 a.m. as part of the relay segment leading into this location.
  • Sureya Ibrahim, Regent Park resident, will arrive carrying the Pan Am flame.

Thorncliffe Public Library – (48 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto, ON)
Photo opportunity:

  • Steven Gorgievski will arrive at 12:50 p.m. and will pass the Pan Am flame to Jaime Deane who will depart this location carrying the flame.

Ontario Science Centre – (770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON)
Day celebration:

  • Jamaal Magloire, former NBA player for the Toronto Raptors, will arrive carrying the Pan Am flame at 1:30 p.m. and will light the community cauldron.
  • Marissa Papaconstantinou will depart the celebration at 2:30 p.m. carrying the Pan Am flame.

Ontario Place West Channel 2:50 p.m. (ET) (Marilyn Bell Park, 851 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON)
Photo opportunity:

  • Whitney McClintock, Pan Am multi-medallist and world champion, waterski, will carry the Pan Am flame while waterskiing.

Humber College, Lakeshore campus – (3199 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON)
Evening celebration:

  • Jason Burnett, Olympic silver medallist in trampoline, will carry the Pan Am flame at 6:40 p.m. as part of the relay segment leading into the evening celebration.
  • Natalie Spooner, Olympic gold medallist in ice hockey, will arrive at 7 p.m. carrying the Pan Am flame and will light the community cauldron.
  • Quique Escamilla 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 37 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/081v3f.

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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