On Monday, June 8, the Pan Am Torch will make its way through Whitby. Pick your cheering spot along the torch route or attend a Torch Stop at the Town of Whitby Municipal Offices at 10:30 a.m. The Community Celebration event at Brooklin Community Centre and Library begins at 10:00 a.m. with the torch arriving at 11:45 a.m. Enjoy entertainment, sports and activities, displays and refreshments. Plan to arrive early to get a good spot!
Torch Relay Route
The Toronto 2015 Torch Relay for the Pan Am Games will feature 3,000 torchbearers who will carry the Pan Am flame along its 41-day journey and share the Pan Am spirit in more than 130 communities. Deeply rooted in history and tradition, the Pan Am flame will be lit in May 2015 in a traditional ceremony in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before it travels to Canada. The torch relay will start in Canada on May 30, 2015, and will make its final stop on July 10, 2015, at the Opening Ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.
Pan Am Games will be the largest international multi-sport event held in Canada. This year the following sports make their debut in the roster of games: golf, women’s rugby sevens, canoe/kayak slalom, women’s baseball and the return of men’s softball (Pan Am Games); wheelchair rugby, women competing in sitting volleyball and the return of football 7-a-side (Parapan Am Games). Click here for the Torch Route!
Durham Region’s Pan Am and Parapan Am events
Ajax – Audley Recreation Complex – Baseball and softball
Oshawa – General Motors Centre – Boxing and weightlifting
Whitby – Abilities Centre – Boccia and judo (Parapan Am)
Whitby and the Pan Am Games
Whitby is proud to be a Host Municipality for the Parapan Am Sports of Boccia and Judo which will take place in the state-of-the-art and fully accessible Abilities Centre.
The Town of Ajax to the west and the City of Oshawa to the east are also proud hosts of the Games. Ajax has the priviledge of being the premier baseball and softball venue located at the ARC. Oshawa will host boxing and weightlifting at the Oshawa Sports Centre.
- About 10,000 athletes, coaches and officials
- More than 40 venues
- Games footprint that stretches across the Greater Golden Horseshoe—from Welland to Oshawa to Minden Hills
- 51 sports (36 Pan Am and15 Parapan events)
- 41 Pan American countries
- 20,000 volunteers
- 250,000 tourists
Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games: http://www.toronto2015.org/