Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Toronto on August 7

United Parapan Am flame to travel the city ahead of the Opening Ceremony for the largest Parapan Am Games ever held

TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - On Friday, August 7, Day 5 of the Parapan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG, the united Parapan Am flame will celebrate in Toronto on the final day of the relay.

The Parapan Am Games Torch Relay is a five-day inspirational journey that features a unique start and a first in torch relay history. Two separate flames — one in the east and one in the west — will be lit on August 3 during special ceremonies in Ottawa, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, Ontario. The flames will unite in Toronto on August 6 and will travel as one flame to the Parapan Am Opening Ceremony, which will take place on August 7 at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium. 

Parapan Am Flame's Final Journey

Variety Village 10 a.m. (ET) (3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough, ON)
Community celebration:

  • Parapan Am flame to be carried by several torchbearers, including Variety Village's Archie Allison, director of access and awareness.

David Pecaut Square – 12 p.m. (ET) (55 John Street, Toronto, ON)
Photo opportunity:

  • Parapan Am flame to be carried out of the celebration by community-nominated Luke Anderson, co-founder of StopGap Foundation.

Legislative Assembly of Ontario 12:25 p.m. (ET) (111 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, ON)
Community celebration:

  • Parapan Am flame to arrive at 12:25 p.m. carried by Gaétan Tardif, president, Canadian Paralympic Committee.

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto – (16 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON)
Community celebration:

  • Stephanie Dixon, Paralympic and Parapan Am multi-medallist, swimming, and assistant chef de mission for the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games, will arrive at 1 p.m. carrying the Parapan Am flame to light the community cauldron.

The Parapan Am flames will be carried by more than 250 torchbearers who will help share the Parapan Am spirit in 12 communities.

Media Materials
The following torch relay items are available at relay route map, full list of communities and dates and daily highlight summaries.

All torch relay media advisories will be available on CNW. Day 5 highlight images and videos will be available on Flickr by copying and pasting this URL into a web browser:

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The torch relay can also be followed on Twitter.

About the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Torch Relay         
The TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Torch Relay is presented by President's Choice® and OLG, supported by community partner CIBC and signature supporters Ontario Trillium Foundation, Porter Airlines and Star Media Group and Metroland Media, and funding parties the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario. The torch relay will invite communities to celebrate and share the Parapan Am spirit throughout its five-day journey towards Toronto, the Host City of the Games.

The torch relay starts August 3, 2015, and concludes August 7, 2015, with the dramatic lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony in 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.

For more information, visit

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Jill MacCannell, Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015, 416.996.4076,

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