/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - First Pan Am Torchbearers to be Announced Alongside Unveiling of Torch Design/

Torchbearer uniform also to be revealed

TORONTO, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - On Monday, March 16, 2015, the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) will announce the first Pan Am torchbearers participating in the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG. The torch — that will be proudly carried by 3,000 torchbearers — will also be unveiled along with the torchbearer uniform.

Saäd Rafi, TO2015 chief executive officer, and Pan Am torchbearer ambassador Simon Whitfield will unveil the torch in front of the March break crowd. A selection of torchbearers wearing their brand new torchbearer uniform will be announced and introduced. 


10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (ET), Monday, March 16, 2015


Simon Whitfield, Olympic gold and silver medallist and Pan Am bronze medallist, triathlon

Saäd Rafi, CEO, TO2015


Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto (Level 6)

*Please enter through the main lobby doors. TV crews may enter through the south security entrance on Gateway Blvd.

Simon Whitfield, torchbearers and dignitaries will be available for one-on-one interviews following the announcement.

More information about the torch relay can be found at TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay   

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Carlene Siopis, Manager, Marketing and Communications, 647.206.0259, relaymedia@toronto2015.org­­­­­­

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