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The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President’s Choice® and OLG, is coming to Richmond Hill on June 24 and 25 and will provide an opportunity for the community to see it live and to participate in the activities planned around it.
We’re inviting the community to celebrate the Pan Am flame when it arrives and visits Richvale Athletic Park and Richmond Green Park here in Richmond Hill on June 24. The flame will leave on June 25 from the Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning. More information about the Torch Relay start times, the Official Route, the Community Torchbearer and all other planned activities at each located will be posted on this page as information is made available.
For more information or to get involved, email email@example.com or call 905-771-5513.
TO2015 News Release - February 24, 2015
ABOUT THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM/PARAPAN AM GAMES
On November 6, 2009, the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games were awarded to Toronto, giving the province of Ontario its first international multi-sport event since the British Empire Games in 1930. More than 7,000 athletes from across Central America, South America, the Caribbean and North America will put their years of intense training, perseverance and sacrifice to the test in world-class competition in 36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
The TORONTO 2015 Games will involve 16 municipalities stretching from Oshawa to Welland. Multi-sport Games of this magnitude cannot happen without the help of volunteers; 20,000 will be recruited to help deliver the best Pan Am/Parapan Am Games ever! The Pan Am Games will take place from July 10 to 26, 2015 and the Parapan Am Games from August 7 to 15, 2015.
ABOUT THE PAN AMERICAN AND PARAPAN GAMES
The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games; they are only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games.
The first Pan American Games were held in 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the inaugural Parapan American Games were held in Mexico City in 1999. Athletes from the 41 Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) member nations compete in the Pan Am Games, and athletes from the 28 Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) member nations compete in the Parapan Am Games.
While the Pan Am Games have been hosted in a dozen countries throughout the Americas, Canada has had the honour of hosting them twice; in 1967 and 1999 and both times in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This will be the first time the Parapan Am Games will have been held in Canada.
For more information related to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, visit Toronto2015.org.
For details about the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Torch Relay, visit Toronto2015.org/Torch-Relay.