Gravenhurst selects torchbearer

Community Mar 31, 2015 by Brent Cooper Gravenhurst Banner

GRAVENHURST - Gravenhurst has its torchbearer.

Cara McLeod is the community’s torchbearer for the 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay.

A physical education teacher at Gravenhurst Public School, McLeod said she works hard to provide her students the fundamental skills for movement and sports.

“Any of our local children could one day participate in the Pan Am Games if they are dedicated and committed,” McLeod said.

The torch relay will visit Gravenhurst on Tuesday, June 9 with a celebration scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., featuring McLeod as the community torchbearer. “I love Gravenhurst and I am honoured to be a torchbearer and excited to take part in the torch lighting ceremony,” said McLeod.

The town’s torchbearer contest was launched online through gravenhurst.ca, starting on Dec. 8, 2014, and concluded Jan. 20. Applicants were asked to submit a 250-word biography, and to also explain their interest in athletics, outline their involvement in the community and demonstrate their pride and desire to represent Gravenhurst.

Eight submissions were evaluated and scored accordingly by a staff working group. According to the town press release, McLeod’s submission demonstrated an active leadership role in the community and a positive opportunity to reach local youth. “She is an exceptional choice for Gravenhurst,” said Mayor Paisley Donaldson. “She will certainly help us build excitement around the games and influence youth on the many benefits of participating in recreation and sport. Gravenhurst is excited to be a part of this historic journey and we look forward to showing our community to the world.”

During the 41-day torch relay, each of the 3,000 torchbearers will complete, on average, a 200-metre relay segment. The torch will be carried by more than 60 modes of transportation and exceed 5,000 kilometres on the road and 15,000 kilometres by air.

The torch relay starts May 30 and concludes July 10 with the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony in downtown Toronto.

Gravenhurst selects torchbearer

Community Mar 31, 2015 by Brent Cooper Gravenhurst Banner

GRAVENHURST - Gravenhurst has its torchbearer.

Cara McLeod is the community’s torchbearer for the 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay.

A physical education teacher at Gravenhurst Public School, McLeod said she works hard to provide her students the fundamental skills for movement and sports.

“Any of our local children could one day participate in the Pan Am Games if they are dedicated and committed,” McLeod said.

The torch relay will visit Gravenhurst on Tuesday, June 9 with a celebration scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., featuring McLeod as the community torchbearer. “I love Gravenhurst and I am honoured to be a torchbearer and excited to take part in the torch lighting ceremony,” said McLeod.

The town’s torchbearer contest was launched online through gravenhurst.ca, starting on Dec. 8, 2014, and concluded Jan. 20. Applicants were asked to submit a 250-word biography, and to also explain their interest in athletics, outline their involvement in the community and demonstrate their pride and desire to represent Gravenhurst.

Eight submissions were evaluated and scored accordingly by a staff working group. According to the town press release, McLeod’s submission demonstrated an active leadership role in the community and a positive opportunity to reach local youth. “She is an exceptional choice for Gravenhurst,” said Mayor Paisley Donaldson. “She will certainly help us build excitement around the games and influence youth on the many benefits of participating in recreation and sport. Gravenhurst is excited to be a part of this historic journey and we look forward to showing our community to the world.”

During the 41-day torch relay, each of the 3,000 torchbearers will complete, on average, a 200-metre relay segment. The torch will be carried by more than 60 modes of transportation and exceed 5,000 kilometres on the road and 15,000 kilometres by air.

The torch relay starts May 30 and concludes July 10 with the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony in downtown Toronto.

Gravenhurst selects torchbearer

Community Mar 31, 2015 by Brent Cooper Gravenhurst Banner

GRAVENHURST - Gravenhurst has its torchbearer.

Cara McLeod is the community’s torchbearer for the 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay.

A physical education teacher at Gravenhurst Public School, McLeod said she works hard to provide her students the fundamental skills for movement and sports.

“Any of our local children could one day participate in the Pan Am Games if they are dedicated and committed,” McLeod said.

The torch relay will visit Gravenhurst on Tuesday, June 9 with a celebration scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., featuring McLeod as the community torchbearer. “I love Gravenhurst and I am honoured to be a torchbearer and excited to take part in the torch lighting ceremony,” said McLeod.

The town’s torchbearer contest was launched online through gravenhurst.ca, starting on Dec. 8, 2014, and concluded Jan. 20. Applicants were asked to submit a 250-word biography, and to also explain their interest in athletics, outline their involvement in the community and demonstrate their pride and desire to represent Gravenhurst.

Eight submissions were evaluated and scored accordingly by a staff working group. According to the town press release, McLeod’s submission demonstrated an active leadership role in the community and a positive opportunity to reach local youth. “She is an exceptional choice for Gravenhurst,” said Mayor Paisley Donaldson. “She will certainly help us build excitement around the games and influence youth on the many benefits of participating in recreation and sport. Gravenhurst is excited to be a part of this historic journey and we look forward to showing our community to the world.”

During the 41-day torch relay, each of the 3,000 torchbearers will complete, on average, a 200-metre relay segment. The torch will be carried by more than 60 modes of transportation and exceed 5,000 kilometres on the road and 15,000 kilometres by air.

The torch relay starts May 30 and concludes July 10 with the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony in downtown Toronto.