Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Nipissing, Parry Sound and Muskoka Districts on June 3

 Pan Am flame to visit Canadian Forces Base North Bay and will travel by water and train before evening celebration in Huntsville's River Mill Park

TORONTO, May 27, 2015 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, June 3, Day 5 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several communities in Northern Ontario, including Greater Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls, North Bay, Powassan, South River, Sundridge and Huntsville.

The relay day will kick off at Churchill Public School where PACHI, the official mascot of the Games, will entertain students and teach them his signature dance — the wiggle. The Pan Am flame will then visit the Armed Forces Day celebration at North Bay's Waterfront, stopping in Powassan, South River and Sundridge before making its way to Huntsville, where the flame will travel by water and steam train. The relay day will conclude at River Mill Park when community torchbearer Pierre Mikhail lights the community cauldron.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (Relay Day 5: Greater Sudbury, ON to Huntsville, ON)

Churchill Public School8:45 a.m. (ET) (1722 Fielding Street, Sudbury)

Start of day celebration:

  • PACHI presentation with students
  • Maheen Awadia, student, will be the first torchbearer of Day 5

North Bay Waterfront – (Memorial Drive, North Bay)

Day celebration:

  • Community torchbearer Sarah Gouthro will arrive with Pan Am flame and light the community cauldron at 12:30 p.m.
  • Torchbearer Shelby de Bernardi will depart with Pan Am flame

Muskoka River 5:55 p.m. (ET) (7 John Street, Huntsville)

Photo opportunity:

  • Community torchbearer Jane Wolfe will swim with the Pan Am flame

Canada Summit Centre 6:40 p.m. (ET) (20 Park Drive, Huntsville)

Photo opportunity:

  • The flame will travel by steam train with torchbearer Brandon Just
  • Dara Howell, Olympic medallist, freestyle skiing, will also carry the flame at this location

River Mill Park – (10 King Street, Huntsville)

Evening celebration:

  • Community torchbearer Pierre Mikhail will be the final torchbearer who will light the community cauldron at 7 p.m.
  • Gypsy Kumbia 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 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 5 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/71U728" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/71U728.

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: Lindsay Hamilton, Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015, 416.697.1318, relaymedia@toronto2015.org

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