Brandon Wright to carry Pan Am Games torch for East Gwillimbury

Community Apr 02, 2015 by Jay Gutteridge East Gwillimbury Express

When the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay comes to East Gwillimbury June 26, Brandon Wright will be a community torchbearer.

Wright entered the East Gwillimbury community torchbearer competition in January and, as an athlete, he has participated in many mountain bike races and hopes to, one day, represent Ontario in the mountain biking circuit.

“We look forward to welcoming the Pan Am flame into East Gwillimbury in June,” Mayor Virginia Hackson said. “This is an historic event and we are proud to show our support for Brandon and all of the athletes who will be competing in this summer’s Pan Am games.”

The town will welcome the Pan Am flame with a community celebration in front of the civic centre.

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 is a unique symbol of the Pan Am Games and carries a powerful energy that will unite Canadians,” said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015. “The torchbearers will proudly carry the flame through more than 130 communities, igniting the Pan Am spirit as they go.”

Featured on the torch are the United We Play! pictograms — colourful depictions of people in motion — symbolizing an assembly of athletes through the celebration of sport and culture. The aluminum torch stands 65 centimetres high and weighs 1.2 kilograms (or roughly the same weight as a baseball bat). With a burn time of 10 to 12 minutes, the flame can withstand winds of up to 70 kilometres per hour and is visible in all kinds of weather conditions.

Brandon Wright to carry Pan Am Games torch for East Gwillimbury

Community Apr 02, 2015 by Jay Gutteridge East Gwillimbury Express

When the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay comes to East Gwillimbury June 26, Brandon Wright will be a community torchbearer.

Wright entered the East Gwillimbury community torchbearer competition in January and, as an athlete, he has participated in many mountain bike races and hopes to, one day, represent Ontario in the mountain biking circuit.

“We look forward to welcoming the Pan Am flame into East Gwillimbury in June,” Mayor Virginia Hackson said. “This is an historic event and we are proud to show our support for Brandon and all of the athletes who will be competing in this summer’s Pan Am games.”

The town will welcome the Pan Am flame with a community celebration in front of the civic centre.

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 is a unique symbol of the Pan Am Games and carries a powerful energy that will unite Canadians,” said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015. “The torchbearers will proudly carry the flame through more than 130 communities, igniting the Pan Am spirit as they go.”

Featured on the torch are the United We Play! pictograms — colourful depictions of people in motion — symbolizing an assembly of athletes through the celebration of sport and culture. The aluminum torch stands 65 centimetres high and weighs 1.2 kilograms (or roughly the same weight as a baseball bat). With a burn time of 10 to 12 minutes, the flame can withstand winds of up to 70 kilometres per hour and is visible in all kinds of weather conditions.

Brandon Wright to carry Pan Am Games torch for East Gwillimbury

Community Apr 02, 2015 by Jay Gutteridge East Gwillimbury Express

When the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay comes to East Gwillimbury June 26, Brandon Wright will be a community torchbearer.

Wright entered the East Gwillimbury community torchbearer competition in January and, as an athlete, he has participated in many mountain bike races and hopes to, one day, represent Ontario in the mountain biking circuit.

“We look forward to welcoming the Pan Am flame into East Gwillimbury in June,” Mayor Virginia Hackson said. “This is an historic event and we are proud to show our support for Brandon and all of the athletes who will be competing in this summer’s Pan Am games.”

The town will welcome the Pan Am flame with a community celebration in front of the civic centre.

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 is a unique symbol of the Pan Am Games and carries a powerful energy that will unite Canadians,” said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015. “The torchbearers will proudly carry the flame through more than 130 communities, igniting the Pan Am spirit as they go.”

Featured on the torch are the United We Play! pictograms — colourful depictions of people in motion — symbolizing an assembly of athletes through the celebration of sport and culture. The aluminum torch stands 65 centimetres high and weighs 1.2 kilograms (or roughly the same weight as a baseball bat). With a burn time of 10 to 12 minutes, the flame can withstand winds of up to 70 kilometres per hour and is visible in all kinds of weather conditions.