Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough on June 4

Pan Am flame to visit Algonquin Provincial Park, daytime celebration at the Victoria Centennial Park in Lindsay and evening celebration at Del Crary Park in Peterborough

TORONTO, May 28, 2015 /CNW/ - On Thursday, June 4, Day 6 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit Algonquin Provincial Park, Huntsville, Minden Hills, Lindsay, Omemee and Peterborough. 

The Pan Am flame will start the day in Algonquin Provincial Park on the picturesque Canoe Lake. While in Minden Hills, the flame will take a ride down the rapids at the Minden Wild Water Preserve, the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games canoe/kayak – slalom venue, before making its way by canoe along the Gull River to the community celebration. In the afternoon, the Pan Am flame travels to Lindsay for the day celebration before descending through the Peterborough lift lock and arriving at the evening celebration where the Peterborough community torchbearer, Alec Denys, will light the cauldron.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 (Relay Day 6: Algonquin Park to Peterborough, ON)

Algonquin Provincial Park, Canoe Lake 7 a.m. (ET) (Frank MacDougall Parkway, Nipissing, South Part)
Photo opportunity:

  • Pan Am flame will be transported in a canoe by David Coulas, park superintendent

Minden Wild Water Preserve10 a.m. (ET) (Horseshoe Lake Road, Minden Hills)
Photo opportunity:

  • Pan Am flame will travel by kayak with torchbearer Claudia Van Wijk

Water Street and Bobcaygeon Road Post Office 11:15 a.m. (ET) (2 Water Street, Minden)
Photo opportunity:

  • Pan Am flame will travel by canoe in the Gull River with torchbearer Victor Ettel, who will pass the flame to community torchbearer Susan Shikaze

Victoria Centennial Park1:30 p.m. (ET) (6 Victoria Avenue North, Lindsay)
Day celebration:

  • Canadian hockey legend Ron Ellis will arrive with the Pan Am flame and light the community cauldron
  • Community torchbearer Tim Keenan will depart with Pan Am flame

Peterborough Rowing Club5 p.m. (ET) (3591-3595 Nassau Mills Road, Peterborough)
Photo opportunity:

  • Pan Am flame will travel in a flotilla that will include a row boat with torchbearer David Christopher Leach, a historic boat with torchbearer Jim Watt, a dragon boat with torchbearer Karen Stillman and a voyageur canoe with torchbearer Ron Whetung.  All four vessels will descend through the Peterborough lift lock ending at the Parks Canada Visitor Information Centre

Del Crary Park – (92 George Street North, Peterborough)
Evening celebration:

  • Community torchbearer Alec Denys, Paralympian, archery, will be the final torchbearer who will light the community cauldron at 7 p.m.
  • Crystal Shawanda will perform 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.

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

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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