Bracebridge and Gravenhurst to host 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay in June
The Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay is coming to Bracebridge and Gravenhurst on June 9th. On that day, the relay will be visiting Bracebridge Bay Park and the Muskoka Wharf. Mayor Graydon Smith says Bracebridge is excited to host the relay and that the Town looks forward to sharing the Pan Am spirit and showcasing its great community. Gravenhurst Mayor Paisley Donaldson is excited too. “Welcoming the Pan Am flame to Gravenhurst is a special opportunity to show our community pride!” she said.
Local planning committees will work with partners to create a fun and festive event for the community. Details of the event will be released closer to the date.
For those who don’t know, the torch relay will start 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 30th. From Toronto, the flame heads to Thunder Bay on May 31st where it will visit the Terry Fox Monument before arriving in Nipigon, the most northern town on the Ontario leg of the journey. The smallest towns through which the torch will pass are Bruce Mines, population 566 and White River, population 607.