Pan Am flame to visit Gatineau City Hall and Rideau Hall — evening celebration on Sparks Street
TORONTO, June 27, 2015 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, June 30, Day 31 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit Gatineau and Ottawa.
The Pan Am flame will start the day in Gatineau at city hall before crossing the Alexandra Bridge into Ottawa and arriving at Rideau Hall. The Pan Am flame will then travel along Colonel By Drive via an inline roller skater, by boat and on a bike before arriving at city hall and the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame. The community celebration will take place on Sparks Street, where the cauldron will be lit by Karelle Edwards.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (Relay Day 31: Gatineau, QC to Ottawa, ON)
Gatineau City Hall – 9 a.m. (ET) (25 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC)
- Community torchbearer and volleyball player on Team Canada, Nicholas Hoag, will depart carrying the Pan Am flame.
Rideau Hall – 10:15 a.m. (ET) (1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON)
- Governor General David Johnston will welcome the flame to the Rideau Hall grounds at the Fountain of Hope.
Rideau Canal Path/Daly Avenue – 11 a.m. (ET)
- Vincent De Haître, Olympic speed skater, will inline roller skate along Colonel By Drive while carrying the Pan Am flame
Ottawa Rowing Club – 11:30 a.m. (ET) (10 Lady Grey Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N)
- Paul Amesbury, 2007 Pan Am Games gold medallist in rowing will carry the Pan Am flame
Dows Lake Pavilion – 12:30 a.m. (ET) (1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa, ON)
- Joey Desjardins will ride a hand bike while carrying the Pan Am flame
Ottawa City Hall/Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame – 2:40 p.m. (ET) (340 Albert Street Ottawa, ON)
- Herve Lord, Paraylympic multi-medallist in sledge hockey will arrive carrying the Pan Am flame
Sparks Street – (93 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON)
- Community torchbearer and Karelle Edwards, national team member in athletics, will arrive at 3 p.m. carrying the Pan Am flame and will light the community cauldron
- Franceso Yates will perfrom 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.
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 31 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/sz67L0
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: Vanessa St. Louis, Host/communications assistant, TO2015, 416.697.7410, [email protected]