Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Toronto on July 7

Pan Am flame will visit Ken Cox Community Centre, daytime celebration at Montgomery's Inn and evening celebration at Albion Arena

TORONTO, July 4, 2015 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, July 7, Day 38 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several Toronto neighbourhoods.

The relay day will begin with a visit to the Ken Cox Community Centre before travelling to Montgomery's Inn for a community celebration. Following the celebration, torchbearers will carry the flame through the streets of Toronto. The relay will continue en route to the Albion Arena for an evening celebration where Mustafa Ahmed, renowned spoken word artist, will light the community cauldron.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (Relay Day 38: Toronto, ON)

Ken Cox Community Centre 11 a.m. (ET) (28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, ON)
Start of day celebration:

  • Aras Janeliunas will be the first torchbearer of the day and will depart this location at 11:30 a.m. carrying the Pan Am flame.

Montgomery's Inn – (4709 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON)
Day celebration:

  • Dylan Moscovitch, Olympic silver medallist, figure skating (pairs), will carry the Pan Am flame at 1:10 p.m. as part of this relay segment.
  • Terry Jeremie will arrive to Montgomery's Inn at 2:25 p.m. carrying the Pan Am flame and will light the community cauldron.

Albion Arena – (1501 Albion Road, Toronto, ON)
Evening celebration:

  • Scott Russell, CBC sports journalist and host, to carry the flame at 6:50 p.m. as part of this relay segment.
  • Perdita Felicien, two-time Olympian and Pan Am multi-medallist in 100-metre hurdles, will pass the flame to Mustafa Ahmed, renowned spoken word artist, who will light the community cauldron at 7 p.m.

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 38 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/Wk42HK.

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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