Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie on June 1

Pan Am flame to visit Wawa Goose, evening celebration at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion in Sault Ste. Marie

TORONTO, May 27, 2015 /CNW/ - On Monday, June 1, Day 3 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the Pan Am flame will visit the communities of Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie.

The Pan Am flame will begin the day in Wawa at Sir James Dunn Public School with PACHI, the official mascot of the Games, visiting the elementary school students. The first torchbearer of the day will depart from this school to École Saint-Joseph, where several nearby schools will celebrate and share the Pan Am spirit. The Pan Am flame will then be carried to the famous Wawa Goose by Chris Simon, former NHL hockey player. After departing Wawa, Brad Jacobs, Olympic gold medallist, curling, will help welcome the flame to Sault Ste. Marie at the Sault Area Hospital. The relay day will conclude at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion when Jessica Tuomela, Paralympic and Parapan Am medallist, swimming, lights the community cauldron.

Monday, June 1, 2015 (Relay Day 3: Wawa, ON to Sault Ste. Marie, ON)

Sir James Dunn Public School1 p.m. (ET) (36 McKinley Ave, Wawa)
Start of day celebration:

  • PACHI presentation with students
  • Matthew Amos, student, will be the first torchbearer of Day 3

Wawa Goose2:15 p.m. (ET) (Junction of Highway 17 and Highway 101, Wawa)
Photo opportunity:

  • Chris Simon, former NHL hockey player, will carry the Pan Am flame

Sault Area Hospital5:30 p.m. (ET) (750 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie)
Photo opportunity:

  • Flame will arrive at the ceremony carried by Brad Jacobs, Olympic gold medallist, curling
  • Paralympic brothers Billy Joe Marcoux and Mac Marcoux, alpine skiing, will depart with the Pan Am flame from this area

Roberta Bondar Pavilion – (65 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie)
Evening celebration:

  • Singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson will pass the flame to Jessica Tuomela, Paralympic and Parapan Am medallist, swimming, the final torchbearer who will light the community cauldron at 7 p.m.
  • Francesco Yates 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 3 highlight images and videos are available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser: ="https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/7317N6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/gp/133157263@N06/7317N6

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: Eric Dowdall, Intern, Communications and Marketing, TO2015, 647.391.8528, relaymedia@toronto2015.org

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