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Meet the Caledon Torchbearers!

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Written by Patti Foley

Meet your TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay community torchbearers, Caledon!

Town of Caledon residents and business owners have chosen community torchbearers to carry the Pan Am flame through Caledon during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay on Caledon Day – Saturday, June 13, 2015. Caledon is set to host one leg of a 41-day journey spanning more than 130 Ontario communities that will celebrate and share the Pan Am spirit.

“I want to extend my sincere congratulations to the torchbearer contest winners. All of you represent Caledon, and the spirit of the Games, so well,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “Caledon is the place to be on June 13 when the torch relay runs through our communities and makes its final stop at the Caledon Day celebration!”

Caledon’s community torchbearers will represent six categories, including:

Age 60+ — Heather Whittier was chosen for her ongoing volunteering and her involvement with seniors’ organizations and hospices.

Youth — Ethan Mumford has demonstrated respect, integrity and good values through his strong academic and scouting activities.

Sports — Charlie Fogerty has competed provincially in track and field, and has spent his summers volunteering at the Palgrave Tennis Club. His sportsmanship is commendable.

Arts and Culture — Jeremy Grant played a major role in the transformation of the Alton Mill from a rubber mill into the arts centre that it is today.

Unsung Hero Community Member — Meaghan Zaremba has overcome personal challenges and went on to become a leader in her community and to inspire and sponsor children to participate in music lessons.

Emerging Resident — Ken Bokor is revered as an invaluable member of the Southfields community. He is a cofounder of the Southfields Residents Group, and sits on various committees to organize several community events.

In the lead up to the torch relay in Caledon, these community torchbearers will be profiled in more depth, so that the world can get to know them and their contributions even better. Watch caledon.ca/panam for profiles, torch relay route information and timing and support Caledon’s community torchbearers!

About the Torch Relay

With 3,000 torchbearers participating, the torch relay is a 41-day journey starting in May 2015 with atraditional 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. The flame 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.

For more information, go to www.caledon.ca/torch

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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