Ontario Supporting 2015 Games Torch Relay Celebrations in Innisfil and Caledon
Investment Helping to Build Excitement for Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
Residents of Innisfil and Caledon will experience the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games up close and in person when the Pan Am torch visits their communities this summer.
Through Ontario's Torch Relay Community Grant, Innisfil has received $5,000 for its Pan Am Torch Relay festivities on June 11 at the Innisfil Recreation Complex. To celebrate the torch passing through town, activities will include a hands-on Games experience, with local high school classes leading others through Pan Am and Parapan Am sport stations.
As a Pan Am Torch Relay Major Celebration Site, Caledon has received $7,500 for its torch festivities on June 13 at the Caledon Community Complex. After the torch makes its way through town, community members will be able to enjoy the Pan Am Zone, with music and activities for all ages, and a "mini" Games experience led by local high school students.
Supporting a memorable and successful 2015 Gamesis part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
- Through the Torch Relay Community Grant, the Province is supporting more than 130 community celebrations across Ontario.
- Equestrian - Dressage will take place at Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park on July 11, July 12 and July 14.
- Equestrian - Eventing will take place at Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park on July 17 and July 19; the Cross-Country phase will take place on July 18 at the Pan Am Cross-Country Centre in Mono.
- Equestrian - Jumping will take place at Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park on July 21, July 23 and July 25.
- Shooting will take place at the Pan Am Shooting Centre in Innisfil.
- The TORONTO 2015 Games will showcase Ontario as a premier sporting destination, attracting 10,000 athletes and officials, 250,000 visitors, create 26,000 jobs and generate $3.7 billion for Ontario’s GDP.
“I’m proud that Ontario families from across the province will be able to experience the spirit of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games through local community celebrations close to home, thanks to initiatives like the Torch Relay Community Grant. Our government is investing in these Games in order to create jobs, build new sport infrastructure and leave an important legacy for generations to come. I know these celebrations will help generate excitement across the province as we get closer to the opening ceremonies.”
“The Town of Innisfil would like to thank the Province of Ontario for selecting our community to receive a $5,000 Ontario Torch Relay Grant. We’re a proud host community for the 2015 Games and we will share our joy at our community celebration on June 11.”
“The Town of Caledon is excited and ready to bring together our communities, residents and visitors to celebrate the torch relay and Caledon Day on June 13. The success of the 2015 Games is dependent on strong partnerships and I want to thank Minister Coteau and our provincial partners for their part in ensuring our entire community benefits from the Games.”