This summer the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games are happening, which means that after 41 days and 3,000 torchbearers, the torch will arrive in Toronto on July 10th for the opening ceremonies!
We are pleased that out of the 130+ communities, St.Thomas will be one of the cities that the Pan Am Flame comes through!
In honor of this exciting event there will be a torch relay community celebration, which includes two sponsored "fun run" TRAIN RIDES offered at NO COST courtesy of Railway City Tourism and the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation! The celebration will include speeches, entertainment from our local elementary schools, and most importantly the arrival of the torch.
When: Wednesday June 17th, from 4:30-6:30pm
Where: The L&PS Corridor, 605 Talbot Street, St. Thomas
St. Thomas Celebration Schedule
4:30pm - Event Begins
4:30-5:00pm - Monsignor Morrison signers
5:07pm - TORCH ARRIVES! After arrival there will be time for photo opportunities and speeches from local dignitaries
5:12pm - Torch departs
5:15pm - Pierre Elliot Trudeau band performance with Forest Park dancers
5:30pm - First train ride at NO COST!
6:15pm - Second train ride at NO COST!
6:30pm - Event comes to a close
Dennis Broome, President of the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors sums up the day,
"We are so proud to be a part of this nationwide event and celebrate the upcoming Pan Am Games. To showcase the talents of our local youth and celebrate our railway heritage is a wonderful way to be involved and have fun."
More About the 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay
The Pan Am flame will be lit in May 2015 during a traditional ceremony held in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before it travels to Canada!
The torch will spend over 5,000 kilometers on the road nationwide and over 15,000 kilometers in the air! It will also use over 60 alternative modes of transportation.
The Pan Am flame represents the history and spirit of the games as it is a symbol that unites the 41 Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) member nations!
The torch relay will start in Canada on May 30th and will make its final stop on July 10th to light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, which signifies the start of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.
For media inquiries please contact:
Coordinator, marketing and communications, TO2015