Glenn Howard tapped as Pan Am Games torchbearer

Community Feb 04, 2015 by Jenni Dunning Midland Mirror

PENETANGUISHENE – One of north Simcoe’s most famous athletes will be running the 2015 Pan Am Games torch through Penetanguishene this June.

Town council recommended Jan. 28 that eight-time provincial curling champion Glenn Howard carry the torch as one of four local runners in Penetang- uishene.

Howard said he was asked one day earlier if he was interested in the honour – and that Midland wanted him as a Pan Am torchbearer for the relay, too.

“I could pass (the torch) off to myself,” he joked.

In actuality, he said, “Penetanguishene was the first to show interest,” so he will commit to that community.

Penetanguishene allotted $1,000 in this year’s budget to host and promote a leg of the relay. It has not yet been announced what day the relay will reach north Simcoe.

The full relay will visit more than 130 communities from May 30 to July 10. It will start in Teotihuacan, Mexico, and end in Toronto.

Each torchbearer will run about 200 metres, according to a Town of Penetanguishene report.

Howard said running that distance should not be a problem because he regularly works out with a personal trainer.

“It’s a pretty cool thing to be doing,” he said. “It’s going to be … a really proud moment.”

Glenn Howard tapped as Pan Am Games torchbearer

Community Feb 04, 2015 by Jenni Dunning Midland Mirror

PENETANGUISHENE – One of north Simcoe’s most famous athletes will be running the 2015 Pan Am Games torch through Penetanguishene this June.

Town council recommended Jan. 28 that eight-time provincial curling champion Glenn Howard carry the torch as one of four local runners in Penetang- uishene.

Howard said he was asked one day earlier if he was interested in the honour – and that Midland wanted him as a Pan Am torchbearer for the relay, too.

“I could pass (the torch) off to myself,” he joked.

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In actuality, he said, “Penetanguishene was the first to show interest,” so he will commit to that community.

Penetanguishene allotted $1,000 in this year’s budget to host and promote a leg of the relay. It has not yet been announced what day the relay will reach north Simcoe.

The full relay will visit more than 130 communities from May 30 to July 10. It will start in Teotihuacan, Mexico, and end in Toronto.

Each torchbearer will run about 200 metres, according to a Town of Penetanguishene report.

Howard said running that distance should not be a problem because he regularly works out with a personal trainer.

“It’s a pretty cool thing to be doing,” he said. “It’s going to be … a really proud moment.”

Glenn Howard tapped as Pan Am Games torchbearer

Community Feb 04, 2015 by Jenni Dunning Midland Mirror

PENETANGUISHENE – One of north Simcoe’s most famous athletes will be running the 2015 Pan Am Games torch through Penetanguishene this June.

Town council recommended Jan. 28 that eight-time provincial curling champion Glenn Howard carry the torch as one of four local runners in Penetang- uishene.

Howard said he was asked one day earlier if he was interested in the honour – and that Midland wanted him as a Pan Am torchbearer for the relay, too.

“I could pass (the torch) off to myself,” he joked.

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In actuality, he said, “Penetanguishene was the first to show interest,” so he will commit to that community.

Penetanguishene allotted $1,000 in this year’s budget to host and promote a leg of the relay. It has not yet been announced what day the relay will reach north Simcoe.

The full relay will visit more than 130 communities from May 30 to July 10. It will start in Teotihuacan, Mexico, and end in Toronto.

Each torchbearer will run about 200 metres, according to a Town of Penetanguishene report.

Howard said running that distance should not be a problem because he regularly works out with a personal trainer.

“It’s a pretty cool thing to be doing,” he said. “It’s going to be … a really proud moment.”