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Ontario Supporting Local Torch Relay Celebrations for 2015 Games

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Ontario Supporting Local Torch Relay Celebrations for 2015 Games

Investment Helping to Build Excitement for Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

Ontario is helping more than 130 communities celebrate the arrival of the Pan Am or Parapan Am flame and build excitement for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games through the Torch Relay Community Grant.

Eligible communities will be awarded $5,000 or up to $12,500 to support local torch relay celebrations. Funding will help spur community involvement and enthusiasm through local art, sport and music as the torch makes its way along the torch relay route to the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony on July 10 and the Parapan Am Games Opening Ceremony on August 7.

Supporting a memorable and successful TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games is 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.

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Michael Coteau

“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 closer to home thanks to initiatives like the Torch Relay Community Fund. 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 and I know that these celebrations will help generate excitement across the province as we get closer to the opening ceremonies.”

Michael Coteau

Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

“I am so excited to be one of the torchbearers bringing the spirit of the Games to communities across Ontario. These are going to be a great Games and I’m so proud to have the chance to be part of the celebrations and have friends and family come out to cheer me on.”

Tanisha Martinez, Toronto, ON

one of the first Torchbearers selected for the Pan Am Games Torch Relay

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