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2015 Parapan American Games torch relay

The 2015 Parapan American Games torch relay was a 5-day torch relay, from August 3 to 7, 2015, being held prior to the start of the Games. Two torches were lit, one in the west at Niagara Falls and one in the east at Ottawa. Covering over 700 kilometres (430 mi), the two torches made their way towards and reunited in Toronto.[1]

Toronto 2015 Pan American Torch Relay Emblem.svg
Host cityToronto, Canada
Countries visitedCanada
Distance700 km
Torch bearers250
Start dateAugust 3, 2015
End dateAugust 7, 2015
No. of torches2

An application period for Canadians to carry the torch opened from April 7 to 19, 2015. Anyone aged 13 or older as of August 3, 2015 was eligible to become a torchbearer.[2] Most of the torchbearers were selected by a random selection, while the others were selected by torch relay communities and games partners. The torch was carried by 250 torchbearers.

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RouteEdit

 
One of the many torch relay route markers

All cities are in the Province of Ontario.[1]

Day Date East torch cities West torch cities
1 August 3 Flame lighting ceremony in Ottawa, then travel to Kingston Flame lighting ceremony in Niagara Falls, then travel to St. Catharines and Port Dalhousie
2 August 4 Belleville, Oshawa Hamilton
3 August 5 Whitby Burlington, Mississauga
4 August 6 Ajax Toronto
Flames unite and continue in Toronto (central)
5 August 7 Toronto (south and north) + arrival at opening ceremony

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Parapan Am Games Torch Relay Route" (PDF). Toronto 2015.
  2. ^ "Torchbearer contest for Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games announced". Inside Toronto. April 7, 2015.

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