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The Pan Am Flame is Coming to Mississauga

Entertainment and activities | June 9, 2015

Join in the spirit of the Games as the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay makes its way through Mississauga on Sunday, June 14, 2015.

“Being part of the Torch Relay will be a memorable moment that families and residents will always cherish,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This is a momentous occasion for the City to come together, celebrate our passion for athleticism and culture, and to be part of Mississauga history. To look back and say we were there when the Pan Am flame came to our community will be a tremendous experience for everyone involved.”

Torchbearers will each complete a 200-metre segment in the 7.6 km relay from Mississauga Celebration Square to Port Credit Memorial Park. Three Mississauga community members will carry the flame: Shivhoun De Melo, Jack Ranieri and former mayor Hazel McCalllion. McCallion will complete a special water route along the Credit River. At 94 years of age, McCallion will be one of the oldest torchbearers along the 41-day torch relay journey.


TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay in Mississauga

When and Where:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

  • 9 a.m. Kick Off at Mississauga Celebration Square
    • Free refreshments and snacks brought to you by The Real Canadian Superstore and The Cold Pressery.
    • Fun for the whole family
    • Gymnastics Mississauga demonstrations
    • Mississauga Power Basketball and
    • Entertainment to celebrate the Pan Am Spirit of the Games
  • 11 a.m. The Flame arrives at Mississauga Celebration Square
    • Watch history unfold as the TO2015 Pan Am flame arrives. Jack Ranieri, community torchbearer is the first Mississauga resident to carry the flame!
  • 11:30 a.m. Torch Relay will travel south on Hurontario Street to the Mississauga Waterfront Festival in Port Credit Memorial Park
    • Grab your spot along Hurontario and cheer on our torchbearers as the flame travels to Port Credit Memorial Park.
  • 1 p.m. Day Celebration at Port Credit Memorial Park
    • In partnership with the Mississauga Waterfront Festival, celebrate the arrival of the Pan Am flame! The community cauldron will be lit and the celebration begins with performances by headliners illScarlett and Carlos Bastidas!


  • Mayor Bonnie Crombie
  • Members of Council
  • TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015)
  • Elder Garry Sault and Chief Bryan LaForme, Mississaugas of the New Credit
  • illScarlett
    Carlos Bastidas

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