Stops in Durham Region part of epic journey for Pan Am Games Torch procession

Community Feb 24, 2015 DurhamRegion.com

DURHAM -- Residents of Durham Region will have the opportunity this summer to watch the Pan Am Games torch pass by on its epic journey from the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico to competition headquarters in Toronto.

Events are planned in Bowmanville, Courtice, Oshawa, Whitby, Uxbridge, Port Perry, Brock and Ajax as the torch nears the end of its journey. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, organizers released an online listing of events that can be accessed at www.toronto2015.org/torch-relay/pan-am-games .

The local stops are among 180 planned celebrations along the route, which begins when the Pan Am flame is lit during a traditional Aztec lighting ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before landing in Canada on May 30.

From Toronto, the flame heads to Thunder Bay on May 31 for a visit to the Terry Fox Monument before arriving in Nipigon, the most northern town on the Ontario leg of the journey. The smallest towns the torch will pass through on its journey are Bruce Mines (population 566) and White River (population 607).

Organizers say 3,000 torchbearers will carry the flame through communities across Ontario as well as cities outside of the province, Richmond, B.C., Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Halifax. The journey will involve more than 60 modes of transportation while touring through Canada and exceed 5,000 kilometres on the road and 15,000 kilometres by air.

The torch relay will finish in Toronto on July 10 for the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony, signifying the start of the games.

Prior to its arrival in Toronto the torch will pass through several communities in Durham Region. Here’s a listing of events released Tuesday; more specific times will be announced later.

• On June 5 the procession is scheduled to stop at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Bowmanville, followed by events at the Courtice Community Complex. Then it’s on to Oshawa, where events are scheduled at the Civic Recreation Centre and City Hall.

• June 6 the focus in on Ajax, where several ceremonies are planned. Venues include Pickering High School, St. Francis Centre, Rotary Park Pavilion, Ajax Community Centre, Town Hall, Cedar Park, the operations and environmental services centre, and the Audley Recreation Centre.

• On June 8 there are events in Port Perry, Uxbridge and Brock, as well as stops in Whitby, including Town Hall, Meadowcrest Public School and the community centre and library in Brooklin.

Stops in Durham Region part of epic journey for Pan Am Games Torch procession

Community Feb 24, 2015 DurhamRegion.com

DURHAM -- Residents of Durham Region will have the opportunity this summer to watch the Pan Am Games torch pass by on its epic journey from the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico to competition headquarters in Toronto.

Events are planned in Bowmanville, Courtice, Oshawa, Whitby, Uxbridge, Port Perry, Brock and Ajax as the torch nears the end of its journey. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, organizers released an online listing of events that can be accessed at www.toronto2015.org/torch-relay/pan-am-games .

The local stops are among 180 planned celebrations along the route, which begins when the Pan Am flame is lit during a traditional Aztec lighting ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before landing in Canada on May 30.

From Toronto, the flame heads to Thunder Bay on May 31 for a visit to the Terry Fox Monument before arriving in Nipigon, the most northern town on the Ontario leg of the journey. The smallest towns the torch will pass through on its journey are Bruce Mines (population 566) and White River (population 607).

Organizers say 3,000 torchbearers will carry the flame through communities across Ontario as well as cities outside of the province, Richmond, B.C., Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Halifax. The journey will involve more than 60 modes of transportation while touring through Canada and exceed 5,000 kilometres on the road and 15,000 kilometres by air.

The torch relay will finish in Toronto on July 10 for the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony, signifying the start of the games.

Prior to its arrival in Toronto the torch will pass through several communities in Durham Region. Here’s a listing of events released Tuesday; more specific times will be announced later.

• On June 5 the procession is scheduled to stop at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Bowmanville, followed by events at the Courtice Community Complex. Then it’s on to Oshawa, where events are scheduled at the Civic Recreation Centre and City Hall.

• June 6 the focus in on Ajax, where several ceremonies are planned. Venues include Pickering High School, St. Francis Centre, Rotary Park Pavilion, Ajax Community Centre, Town Hall, Cedar Park, the operations and environmental services centre, and the Audley Recreation Centre.

• On June 8 there are events in Port Perry, Uxbridge and Brock, as well as stops in Whitby, including Town Hall, Meadowcrest Public School and the community centre and library in Brooklin.

Stops in Durham Region part of epic journey for Pan Am Games Torch procession

Community Feb 24, 2015 DurhamRegion.com

DURHAM -- Residents of Durham Region will have the opportunity this summer to watch the Pan Am Games torch pass by on its epic journey from the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico to competition headquarters in Toronto.

Events are planned in Bowmanville, Courtice, Oshawa, Whitby, Uxbridge, Port Perry, Brock and Ajax as the torch nears the end of its journey. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, organizers released an online listing of events that can be accessed at www.toronto2015.org/torch-relay/pan-am-games .

The local stops are among 180 planned celebrations along the route, which begins when the Pan Am flame is lit during a traditional Aztec lighting ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before landing in Canada on May 30.

From Toronto, the flame heads to Thunder Bay on May 31 for a visit to the Terry Fox Monument before arriving in Nipigon, the most northern town on the Ontario leg of the journey. The smallest towns the torch will pass through on its journey are Bruce Mines (population 566) and White River (population 607).

Organizers say 3,000 torchbearers will carry the flame through communities across Ontario as well as cities outside of the province, Richmond, B.C., Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Halifax. The journey will involve more than 60 modes of transportation while touring through Canada and exceed 5,000 kilometres on the road and 15,000 kilometres by air.

The torch relay will finish in Toronto on July 10 for the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony, signifying the start of the games.

Prior to its arrival in Toronto the torch will pass through several communities in Durham Region. Here’s a listing of events released Tuesday; more specific times will be announced later.

• On June 5 the procession is scheduled to stop at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Bowmanville, followed by events at the Courtice Community Complex. Then it’s on to Oshawa, where events are scheduled at the Civic Recreation Centre and City Hall.

• June 6 the focus in on Ajax, where several ceremonies are planned. Venues include Pickering High School, St. Francis Centre, Rotary Park Pavilion, Ajax Community Centre, Town Hall, Cedar Park, the operations and environmental services centre, and the Audley Recreation Centre.

• On June 8 there are events in Port Perry, Uxbridge and Brock, as well as stops in Whitby, including Town Hall, Meadowcrest Public School and the community centre and library in Brooklin.