Announced (Tuesday) by the organizing committee, the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President’s Choice® and OLG, is coming to Calgary on July 3, 2015.
“I’m excited that our city is one of only five stops outside of Ontario for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay.” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “Calgarians know a thing or two about sports celebrations, and I know many of us are looking forward to sharing the Pan Am spirit and showcasing Calgary on July 3.”
The torch relay begins its 41-day journey when the Pan Am flame is lit during a traditional Aztec lighting ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico before landing in Canada on May 30, 2015. Three-thousand torchbearers will carry the flame through communities across Ontario as well as Richmond, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal and Halifax. The torch will see more than 60 modes of transportation while touring through Canada exceeding 5,000 kilometres on the road and 15,000 kilometres kms by air. The torch relay will finish in Toronto on July 10, 2015 to light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, which signifies the start of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. A detailed route map is now available at toronto2015.org/torch-relay.
Calgary’s official torchbearer will be announced in March, and specific timing and street-level route for Calgary celebrations will be confirmed in May.