Town Of Caledon Pan Am Torchbearer Contest

The Town of Caledon, site of equestrian events during the upcoming 2015 Pan American Games have asked residents and business owners to nominate a torchbearer to run the torch through Caledon during the TORONTO2015 Pan American Games Torch Relay! Caledon is one leg of a 41-day journey spanning 130 Canadian communities that will celebrate the Pan Am spirit.

Contest details

There are six (6) nomination categories to choose from representing: arts and culture; age 60+; sports; unsung hero community member; emerging resident; and youth.

Mandatory Requirements:

Must be 13 years of age as of May 30, 2015
Must be a Caledon resident or Caledon business owner
Willingness to contribute to the Caledon community.

Go to www.caledon.ca/torch to APPLY!

Contest closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014. The selection committee has the right to withdraw nominations that do not fit the criteria or transfer nominations from one category to another. The TO2015 Caledon selection committee will review all nominations on Thursday, January 8, 2015 and selected torchbearers will be notified by Friday, January 30, 2015.

About the Torch Relay

The Town of Caledon is one of more than 130 communities – with 3,000 torchbearers participating – to take part in 41-day journey starting in May 2015 with the traditional Aztec lighting ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico. The Canadian journey for the flame starts with its arrival in Toronto on May 30, 2015. It will then travel to the five other Canadian cities – Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax and the Greater Vancouver Area – and more than 130 Ontario communities, including the Town of Caledon, towards the lighting of the cauldron on July 10, 2015, during the Opening Ceremony in downtown Toronto.

Along with the Caledon community torchbearer nomination process, community members have the opportunity to register to be one of 3,000 torchbearers through TORONTO2015’s random draw. To help kick off the search for torchbearers last month, TO2015 named its first honorary torchbearer: famed Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield.

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