TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games seeks torchbearers

Community Oct 14, 2014 DurhamRegion.com

TORONTO — Canadians from coast to coast are being invited to celebrate and share their Pan Am spirit by taking part in the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am torch relay.

Presented by President’s Choice and OLG, the national event will be fuelled by local hometown pride, with stops planned in five Canadian cities: Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax and the Greater Vancouver Area, as well as 130 communities in all corners of Ontario.

“The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am torch relay is an invitation to the nation to join the journey, share the spirit and show community pride as we prepare to welcome the best to the biggest international multi-sport Games Canada has ever held,” said Saad Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games organizing committee (TO2015).

Anyone aged 13 and up by May 30, 2015, can enter to be a torchbearer.

“All they need is a sense of pride, an abundance of community spirit and an ability to inspire us with their joy,” Mr. Rafi said

Three-thousand torchbearers will proudly carry the flame and share the welcoming Pan Am spirit of the Games on its 41-day journey towards the lighting of the cauldron on July 10, 2015, in the conclusion of the opening ceremony in downtown Toronto. Torchbearers will be chosen by torch relay route communities.

To help kick off the search for torchbearers, TO2015 named famed Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield as it first honorary torchbearer.

To enter to be a torchbearer visit TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay. Deadline to enter is Dec. 1.

The relay begins in May 2015 with the traditional Aztec lighting ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico. The flame represents the history and spirit of the Games and is a potent symbol that unites the 41 Pan American Sports Organization member nations.

The Canadian journey for the flame starts with its arrival in Toronto on May 30, 2015. It will then travel to the five other Canadian cities and more than 130 Ontario communities.

Torchbearers must be a Canadian citizen or legal resident of Canada. For a complete list of criteria, visit TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay.

TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games seeks torchbearers

Community Oct 14, 2014 DurhamRegion.com

TORONTO — Canadians from coast to coast are being invited to celebrate and share their Pan Am spirit by taking part in the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am torch relay.

Presented by President’s Choice and OLG, the national event will be fuelled by local hometown pride, with stops planned in five Canadian cities: Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax and the Greater Vancouver Area, as well as 130 communities in all corners of Ontario.

“The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am torch relay is an invitation to the nation to join the journey, share the spirit and show community pride as we prepare to welcome the best to the biggest international multi-sport Games Canada has ever held,” said Saad Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games organizing committee (TO2015).

Anyone aged 13 and up by May 30, 2015, can enter to be a torchbearer.

“All they need is a sense of pride, an abundance of community spirit and an ability to inspire us with their joy,” Mr. Rafi said

Three-thousand torchbearers will proudly carry the flame and share the welcoming Pan Am spirit of the Games on its 41-day journey towards the lighting of the cauldron on July 10, 2015, in the conclusion of the opening ceremony in downtown Toronto. Torchbearers will be chosen by torch relay route communities.

To help kick off the search for torchbearers, TO2015 named famed Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield as it first honorary torchbearer.

To enter to be a torchbearer visit TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay. Deadline to enter is Dec. 1.

The relay begins in May 2015 with the traditional Aztec lighting ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico. The flame represents the history and spirit of the Games and is a potent symbol that unites the 41 Pan American Sports Organization member nations.

The Canadian journey for the flame starts with its arrival in Toronto on May 30, 2015. It will then travel to the five other Canadian cities and more than 130 Ontario communities.

Torchbearers must be a Canadian citizen or legal resident of Canada. For a complete list of criteria, visit TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay.

TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games seeks torchbearers

Community Oct 14, 2014 DurhamRegion.com

TORONTO — Canadians from coast to coast are being invited to celebrate and share their Pan Am spirit by taking part in the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am torch relay.

Presented by President’s Choice and OLG, the national event will be fuelled by local hometown pride, with stops planned in five Canadian cities: Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax and the Greater Vancouver Area, as well as 130 communities in all corners of Ontario.

“The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am torch relay is an invitation to the nation to join the journey, share the spirit and show community pride as we prepare to welcome the best to the biggest international multi-sport Games Canada has ever held,” said Saad Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games organizing committee (TO2015).

Anyone aged 13 and up by May 30, 2015, can enter to be a torchbearer.

“All they need is a sense of pride, an abundance of community spirit and an ability to inspire us with their joy,” Mr. Rafi said

Three-thousand torchbearers will proudly carry the flame and share the welcoming Pan Am spirit of the Games on its 41-day journey towards the lighting of the cauldron on July 10, 2015, in the conclusion of the opening ceremony in downtown Toronto. Torchbearers will be chosen by torch relay route communities.

To help kick off the search for torchbearers, TO2015 named famed Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield as it first honorary torchbearer.

To enter to be a torchbearer visit TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay. Deadline to enter is Dec. 1.

The relay begins in May 2015 with the traditional Aztec lighting ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico. The flame represents the history and spirit of the Games and is a potent symbol that unites the 41 Pan American Sports Organization member nations.

The Canadian journey for the flame starts with its arrival in Toronto on May 30, 2015. It will then travel to the five other Canadian cities and more than 130 Ontario communities.

Torchbearers must be a Canadian citizen or legal resident of Canada. For a complete list of criteria, visit TORONTO2015.org/torch-relay.