The Pan-Am Games are coming to Ontario and, whether you support the Province's decision to host the Games, or are upset at all the taxpayer dollars that are being used to fund the events, Cambridge residents will get the opportunity to see the torch relay pass through our city.
The torch relay will span more than 20,000+ kilometres, running from May 30th to July 10th and passing through more than 130 Ontario communities. The torch relay will make 6 local stops on Thursday, June 18th, including a stop at Civic Square in front of city hall (50 Dickson St.) for a “major celebration.” In addition, another event will be held in Kitchener on Friday, June 19 – this one at TheMuseum.
The tour will feature approximately 3,000 torch bearers, and also include non-Ontario stops in Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Richmond, B.C.. The relay begins May 30th in Toronto and ends on July 10th, when the cauldron is lit at the Games opening ceremony.
Though the exact route and details of each stop event aren’t yet known, we will provide you with more details as they become available.
Sources: The Canadian Press, CTV Kitchener, Cambridge Times