August 3 – 7, 2015
The TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Torch Relay will be a five-day inspirational journey. Two separate Parapan Am flames will be lit in special ceremonies on August 3, 2015 — one in Ottawa, Ontario, and one in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This unique start of two separate flames is a first in torch relay history.
The torch relay begins on August 3, 2015, and will make its final stop on August 7, 2015, at the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.
This torch relay will be the largest ever held fora Parapan Am Games.
- 5 days
- 250 torchbearers
- 700+ kilometres on the road
- Multiple celebration communities
- Inspirational journey of two flames uniting in Toronto for the Opening Ceremony
Parapan Am Flame
The Parapan Am flame represents the history and spirit of the Games; it is a symbol uniting the 28 Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) member nations.
The flames will be lit during two special ceremonies: one in Ottawa and the other in Niagara Falls. During the five-day inspirational journey, the flames will travel toward Toronto where they will unite before lighting the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.
May 30 - July 10, 2015
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay will be a 41-day journey that will 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 during 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.
- 41 days
- 3,000 torchbearers
- 5,000+ kilometres on the road
- 15,000+ kilometres in the air
- 130 communities
- 60+ alternative modes of transportation
Pan Am Flame
The Pan Am flame represents the history and spirit of the Games; it is a symbol that unites the 41 Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) member nations.
The flame for the Pan Am Games is lit during a traditional ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun, in Teotihuacan, Mexico. Following the lighting, the flame will be handed over to a representative from the Host City. The flame will then be flown back to Canada to begin its nationwide journey before arriving in Toronto to light the cauldron at Opening Ceremony, which signifies the start of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.