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Ontario Supporting Vaughan’s 2015 Games Torch Relay Celebration

Festivities Planned for Historic Torch Relay
June 23, 2015

People in Vaughan can experience the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games up close and in person, when the Pan Am torch and the Parapan Am torch come to town.

Through Ontario’s Torch Relay Community Grant, the City of Vaughan has received $7,500 for Pan Am torch festivities on June 24th that will feature:

Supporting a memorable and successful 2015 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.


“I am proud that our government is supporting Vaughan’s torch relay celebrations. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the arrival of the Pan Am flame in our community and to take part in the excitement and sprit of the 2015 Games.”

- Steven Del Duca, MPP for Vaughan

“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”

- Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games

“The City of Vaughan is thrilled to be one of the celebration communities for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay and we are looking forward to hosting an incredible event at City Hall. As a diverse city with a strong sporting tradition, we are proud to participate in the Pan Am Games because they are an excellent way to bring people of all ages together in the spirit of sport and culture. The entire community is looking forward to the arrival of the torch in Vaughan to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

- Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan