Pan Am flame to visit Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans, daytime celebration at the Rideau Canal in Smiths Falls and evening celebration at Fort Henry in Kingston
TORONTO, July 1, 2015 /CNW/ - On Thursday, July 2, Day 33 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit several communities in eastern Ontario including Orléans, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Brockville, Gananoque and Kingston.
The Pan Am flame will visit the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans before travelling west out of Ottawa. In the afternoon, the flame will travel along the Rideau Canal to the day celebration in Smiths Falls at the Parks Canada site. The Smiths Falls community torchbearer, Corey Turnbull, will leave the celebration as the flame continues its journey through Brockville and Gananoque before stopping in Kingston for the evening celebration at Fort Henry, where community torchbearer Michelle Kehoe will light the community cauldron.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 (Relay Day 33: Orleans, ON to Kingston, ON)
Shenkman Arts Centre – 9:20 a.m. (ET) (245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa)
Start of day celebration:
- Community torchbearer Ann Sophia Coros will be the first torchbearer of the day and will depart from this location.
Carleton Place Town Hall – 11:30 a.m. (ET) (175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place)
- Community torchbearer Sydney Catlin will arrive carrying the Pan Am flame.
Rideau Canal – (34 Beckwith Street South, Smiths Falls)
- Community torchbearer Neil Doef will arrive at 12:25 p.m. carrying the Pan Am flame.
- At 1:35 p.m., Natatia Gemmell will carry the Pan Am flame while travelling in a voyageur canoe. This segment will begin from the Rideau Canal Visitor Centre.
Brockville City Hall – (1 King Street West, Brockville)
- Community torchbearer Delcan Colwell will arrive at 3:10 p.m. carrying the Pan Am flame.
Sir John A. MacDonald Statue – 6:20 p.m. (ET) (King Street East and West Street, Kingston)
- Rob Gibson, Olympic medallist in rowing, will carry the Pan Am flame.
Fort Henry – (1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston)
- Community torchbearer Michelle Kehoe will arrive at 7 p.m. carrying the Pan Am flame and 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.
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 33 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/i8C873
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: Melissa Iafrate, Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015, 647.225.4002, [email protected]