TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Celebrates in Grey, Simcoe and Dufferin Counties on June 12

Pan Am flame visited the Pan Am Cross-Country Centre, Riverdale Park in Alliston and Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre in Orangeville

TORONTO, June 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Olympic champions, Pan Am champions and horses carried the flame on June 12, Day 14 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, as the Pan Am flame visited several Ontario communities, including Owen Sound, Markdale, Flesherton, Shelburne, Alliston, Beeton, Mono and Orangeville.

The relay day began in Owen Sound at Alexandra Community School where PACHI, the official mascot of the Games, taught students his signature dance — the wiggle. One of the school's students, Allycia Tutt, was the first torchbearer of the day.

Travelling through Markdale, Flesherton and Shelburne, the flame visited Bayview Public School, Beavercrest Public School, Macphail Memorial Elementary School, Grey Highlands Secondary School and Hyland Heights Elementary School. It then visited Alliston for the day celebration in Riverdale Park, arriving with community torchbearer Jack Tiernay. The flame then passed through Beeton before visiting Mono and the Pan Am Cross-Country Centre, the official TORONTO 2015 venue for cross-country equestrian events. Fittingly, the flame completed a leg of the relay with the help of horse power and Olympic and Pan Am equestrian athlete Jessica Phoenix.

The flame also rode horseback through the streets of Mono with torchbearer Ross Millar before heading to the Mono Community Centre for a community celebration in the late afternoon.

The relay day concluded in Orangeville with a community celebration at the Tony Rose Memorial Centre. Brian Price, Olympic multi-medallist in rowing, was the final torchbearer and arrived with the Pan Am flame.

The Pan Am flame will continue its journey tomorrow when it visits several Caledon communities, including Palgrave, Bolton, Inglewood, Belfountain, Alton and Caledon East.

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 14 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL. into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/324i52" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/324i52.

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.

About the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games ticket program
Great tickets to the Pan Am Games are still available, but gold-medal sessions are selling quickly! The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games ticket program is designed to be affordable and accessible for everyone by offering:

Integrated tickets: Every event ticket will allow the holder to access transit on the day of the event.

Affordable pricing: Tickets start at just $20, with 75 per cent of tickets priced $45 and under.

Half-price tickets for persons under 16 years of age, or 65 and over: Tickets will be offered at a 50 per cent discount — some will start at $10. The number of discounted tickets is limited, so buy early.

Tickets for Parapan Am sporting events will range from $20 to $35 for adults, with a youth (under 16) and senior (65+) discount from $10 to $12.50 available, depending on the event. The number of discounted tickets is limited, so don't delay.

Easy options for buying: Tickets can be purchased online at TORONTO2015.org/tickets or at 1.855.726.2015 and internationally at 1.949.333.4824.

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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