MEDIA ADVISORY - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Orillia, Muskoka Region and Parry Sound on June 9

Daytime celebration at Muskoka Wharf and evening celebration at Charles W. Stockey Centre

TORONTO, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, June 9, day 11 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several Ontario communities, including Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Parry Sound.

The Pan Am flame will begin the day at the OPP Headquarters in Orillia, before visiting a few schools in the community. The flame will then travel to the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst for a community celebration that will be followed with a stop at the Bethune Memorial House, a National Historic Site of Canada. The flame will then travel in a rowing scull at the Muskoka Rowing Club before being transported by an ATV in travel Parry Sound. The relay day will conclude at Charles W. Stockey Centre where community torchbearer Scott Copland will light the community cauldron.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (Relay Day 11: Orillia, ON to Parry Sound, ON)

OPP Headquarters10 a.m. (ET) (777 Memorial Avenue, Orillia)
Start of day celebration:

  • Torchbearer Pete Tucker, selected by the OPP, will depart carrying the Pan Am flame

Muskoka Wharf1 p.m. (ET) (821 Bay Street, Gravenhurst)
Day celebration:

  • Community torchbearer Cara McLeod will carry the Pan Am flame and light the community cauldron

Bethune Memorial House 1:10 p.m. (ET) (235 John St N, Gravenhurst)
Photo opportunity:

  • Susan Keast, selected through TO2015's public torchbearer contest, to carry the Pan Am flame at this Parks Canada National Historic Site of Canada

Muskoka Rowing Club 2:45 p.m. (ET) (271 Ecclestone Drive, Bracebridge)
Photo opportunity:

  • Sarah Feaver, a member of the Muskoka Rowing Club, will transport the Pan Am flame in a rowing scull

Park to Park Trail 5:40 p.m. (ET) (1 Horseshoe Lake Road, Seguin)
Photo opportunity:

  • Community torchbearer, Andrew Ryeland, will transport the Pan Am flame on a quad bike

Charles W. Stockey Centre 6:55 p.m. (ET) (2 Bay Street, Parry Sound)
Evening Celebration:

  • Community torchbearer Scott Copland will arrive with the Pan Am flame and light the community cauldron
  • 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 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 11 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 Torch Relay

For further information: Melissa Iafrate, Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015, 647.225.4002,

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