Party planned to celebrate Pan Am Games Torch Relay in Barrie

Community Jun 04, 2015 by Janis Ramsay Barrie Advance

You can cheer on Ontario Special Olympics swim coach Meghan Carlisle as she carries the Pan Am torch through Barrie next week.

Carlisle is one of many local residents carrying the flame, which sweeps into the city Wednesday.

“I have been training for the torch run by swimming and biking or walking to work every day,” Carlisle said.

The city will also host a community celebration at City Hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. that includes dancers, drummers and music performers along with a torchbearer highlights video.

Carlisle is expected to arrive to light the City Hall cauldron at 7 p.m., with the formal part of the festivities taking place after that.

She said she’s not nervous about bringing the torch to the cauldron.

“I am very proud to represent the community. I will have a lot of family, friends, and other people cheering me on.”

The cauldron will be extinguished at 8 p.m., marking the end of the celebration.

While there will be plenty of parking available, some roads will be closed for the relay. Collier Street, from Owen to Poyntz streets, will be closed from 6 a.m. to midnight and Mulcaster will be closed between Dunlop and Worsley streets from 1 p.m. to midnight.

Also acting as a community torchbearer is Craig Busch, CEO of Busch Group of Companies.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield kicked off the Toronto Pan Am Torch Relay May 30.

The 41-day journey will see about 3,000 volunteers share the Pan Am Games spirit in more than 130 communities.

The torch makes its final stop July 10, at the opening ceremony in Toronto.

While there are no Pan Am events taking place in Barrie, Innisfil is hosting shooting events at the newly expanded Toronto International Trap and Skeet Club near Cookstown July 12 to 19 while Hardwood Ski and Bike in Oro-Medonte is the site of the men’s and women’s cross-country mountain bike races July 12.

Party planned to celebrate Pan Am Games Torch Relay in Barrie

Community Jun 04, 2015 by Janis Ramsay Barrie Advance

You can cheer on Ontario Special Olympics swim coach Meghan Carlisle as she carries the Pan Am torch through Barrie next week.

Carlisle is one of many local residents carrying the flame, which sweeps into the city Wednesday.

“I have been training for the torch run by swimming and biking or walking to work every day,” Carlisle said.

The city will also host a community celebration at City Hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. that includes dancers, drummers and music performers along with a torchbearer highlights video.

Carlisle is expected to arrive to light the City Hall cauldron at 7 p.m., with the formal part of the festivities taking place after that.

She said she’s not nervous about bringing the torch to the cauldron.

“I am very proud to represent the community. I will have a lot of family, friends, and other people cheering me on.”

The cauldron will be extinguished at 8 p.m., marking the end of the celebration.

While there will be plenty of parking available, some roads will be closed for the relay. Collier Street, from Owen to Poyntz streets, will be closed from 6 a.m. to midnight and Mulcaster will be closed between Dunlop and Worsley streets from 1 p.m. to midnight.

Also acting as a community torchbearer is Craig Busch, CEO of Busch Group of Companies.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield kicked off the Toronto Pan Am Torch Relay May 30.

The 41-day journey will see about 3,000 volunteers share the Pan Am Games spirit in more than 130 communities.

The torch makes its final stop July 10, at the opening ceremony in Toronto.

While there are no Pan Am events taking place in Barrie, Innisfil is hosting shooting events at the newly expanded Toronto International Trap and Skeet Club near Cookstown July 12 to 19 while Hardwood Ski and Bike in Oro-Medonte is the site of the men’s and women’s cross-country mountain bike races July 12.

Party planned to celebrate Pan Am Games Torch Relay in Barrie

Community Jun 04, 2015 by Janis Ramsay Barrie Advance

You can cheer on Ontario Special Olympics swim coach Meghan Carlisle as she carries the Pan Am torch through Barrie next week.

Carlisle is one of many local residents carrying the flame, which sweeps into the city Wednesday.

“I have been training for the torch run by swimming and biking or walking to work every day,” Carlisle said.

The city will also host a community celebration at City Hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. that includes dancers, drummers and music performers along with a torchbearer highlights video.

Carlisle is expected to arrive to light the City Hall cauldron at 7 p.m., with the formal part of the festivities taking place after that.

She said she’s not nervous about bringing the torch to the cauldron.

“I am very proud to represent the community. I will have a lot of family, friends, and other people cheering me on.”

The cauldron will be extinguished at 8 p.m., marking the end of the celebration.

While there will be plenty of parking available, some roads will be closed for the relay. Collier Street, from Owen to Poyntz streets, will be closed from 6 a.m. to midnight and Mulcaster will be closed between Dunlop and Worsley streets from 1 p.m. to midnight.

Also acting as a community torchbearer is Craig Busch, CEO of Busch Group of Companies.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield kicked off the Toronto Pan Am Torch Relay May 30.

The 41-day journey will see about 3,000 volunteers share the Pan Am Games spirit in more than 130 communities.

The torch makes its final stop July 10, at the opening ceremony in Toronto.

While there are no Pan Am events taking place in Barrie, Innisfil is hosting shooting events at the newly expanded Toronto International Trap and Skeet Club near Cookstown July 12 to 19 while Hardwood Ski and Bike in Oro-Medonte is the site of the men’s and women’s cross-country mountain bike races July 12.