TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Celebrates in Orillia and in Muskoka and Parry Sound Districts

Pan Am flame visits a National Historic Site of Canada, travels by water and ATV, and ends the day with an evening celebration at the Charles W. Stockey Centre in Parry Sound

TORONTO, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Visiting Orillia and the districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound, the Pan Am flame went off-roading and travelled by flotilla during Day 11 of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG.

After beginning the day in Orillia, where the torch was carried by professional beach volleyball player Christian Redmann, the Pan Am flame arrived at a daytime celebration at Muskoka Wharf in the hands of community torchbearer Cara McLeod. From the wharf, the flame travelled to Bethune Memorial House in Gravenhurst, a Parks Canada National Historic Site of Canada, where Susan Keast had the honour of carrying the flame.

In the afternoon, crowds gathered in Bracebridge to watch and cheer as torchbearer Sarah Feaver carried the flame in a rowing scull along the Muskoka River before community torchbearer Sandy Bos delivered it to the community celebration and lit the community cauldron in Bracebridge Bay Park.

In Parry Sound, torchbearer Andrew Ryeland transported the flame by quad bike, and the community gathered at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts for a celebration that also featured live performances by artists such as the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra. Community torchbearer Scott Copland lit the community cauldron.

The Pan Am flame continues its journey tomorrow in Parry Sound before travelling to Waubaushene, Victoria Harbour, Port McNicoll, Midland, Penetanguishene, Oro-Medonte and Barrie.

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 11 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/B8FWG0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/B8FWG0

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: Melissa Iafrate, Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015, 647.225.4002, relaymedia@toronto2015.org

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