Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Halifax on June 7

Pan Am flame to visit Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, daytime celebration at the Canada Games Centre and evening celebration at Grand Parade

TORONTO, May 31, 2015 /CNW/ - On Sunday, June 7, Day 9 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several sites in Halifax, including Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, the Canada Games Centre, Citadel Hill and Grand Parade.

The Pan Am flame will spend the day in Halifax visiting many of the local landmarks and attractions.  Beginning the day at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, the flame will then travel to the Canada Games Centre for a community celebration. The relay day will continue to Grand Parade when community torchbearer Mark de Jonge will light the community cauldron.

Sunday, June 7, 2015 (Relay Day 9: Halifax, NS)

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse8:30 a.m. (AT) (186 Peggy's Point Road, Peggy's Cove)
Photo opportunity:

  • Judy Lugar, world champion sailor, will be the first torchbearer of Day 9


Canada Games Centre10:15 a.m. (AT) (27 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax)
Photo opportunity:

  • Laura Pomeroy, Commonwealth Games medallist, swimming, and Andrew Nicholson, NBA player, will carry the Pan Am flame


Citadel Hill11:45 a.m. (AT) (5425 Sackville Street, Halifax)
Photo opportunity:

  • Noon cannon will sound to begin the torch relay with Tom Murphy, CBC Host, who will carry the Pan Am flame


Harbourwalk 12:25 p.m. (AT) (1215 Marginal Road, Halifax)
Photo opportunity:

  • The Pan Am flame will be exchanged in front the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic


Grand Parade1 p.m. (AT) (1770 Barrington Street, Halifax)
Community celebration:

  • Mark de Jonge, Olympic medallist, kayaking, will carry the Pan Am flame and light the community cauldron


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 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 9 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="" rel="nofollow">

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 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,

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