Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in London, Oxford County, Stratford and Waterloo Region on June 18

Pan Am flame to visit Wilfrid Laurier University, daytime celebration at Woodstock District Community Complex and evening celebration at Kitchener City Hall

TORONTO, June 17, 2015 /CNW/ - On Thursday, June 18, Day 19 of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit London, Ingersoll, Woodstock, Tavistock, Stratford, Waterloo and Kitchener.

The Pan Am flame will begin the day in London at Lord Roberts French Immersion Public School with a visit from PACHI, the official mascot of the Games. While still in London, the flame will visit the Western Fair. The flame will then make a brief stop at the Woodstock General Hospital before making its way to the day celebration at the Woodstock District Community Complex. The flame will travel on an antique fire truck in Tavistock before the relay day concludes at Kitchener City Hall with Mandy Bujold, Pan Am gold medallist in boxing, lighting the community cauldron.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 (Relay Day 19: London, ON to Kitchener, ON)

Western Fair10 a.m. (ET) (865 Florence Street, London)
Photo opportunity:

  • Flame will be carried on a Clydesdale horse into the Western Fair by torchbearer Taylor Stewart

Woodstock District Community Complex12:15 p.m. (ET) (381 Finkle Street, Woodstock) Day celebration:

  • Flame will be carried into the day celebration by community torchbearer Brayden Hofman
  • Janet Briggs, another Woodstock community torchbearer, will carry the flame out of the celebration on a cow float

East-Zorra – Tavistock Township Fire Station 32:30 p.m. (ET) (230-380 County Road 24, Tavistock)
Photo opportunity:

  • Flame will be carried on an antique fire truck by community torchbearer Ed Pellow

Wilfrid Laurier University5:25 p.m. (ET) (216 King Street North, Waterloo)
Photo opportunity:

  • Emily Brown, Wilfrid Laurier alumni and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) champion in soccer, will carry the flame

Kitchener City Hall – (220 King Street West, Kitchener)
Evening celebration:

  • Flame will arrive at 7 p.m. carried by Mandy Bujold, community torchbearer and Canadian champion in boxing, who will 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 19 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: Melissa Iafrate, Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015, 647.225.4002,

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