June 17 - It's London's turn for a torch relay...
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June 17 - It's London's turn for a torch relay celebration

Prior stops include Windsor, Essex, Leamington, Point Pelee National Park and St. Thomas

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The journey of the Pan Am Games flame will include a stopover in the Forest City on June 17 and to mark the occasion, London will roll out the red carpet and host a number of community events to celebrate not only the games, but also the thousands of athletes that will take part.

The torch will head north, following a route up Wellington Road into Victoria Park. The official community torch bearer for this portion of the run will be none other than Canadian Olympian — and World Championships and Commonwealth Games medalist — Damian Warner.

The 25-year-old Warner, who graduated from Montcalm Secondary School, competed in the decathlon during the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing in fifth place.

Once reaching Victoria Park, a community celebration will get underway at approximately 5:06 p.m. with a welcome from First Nations’ representatives.

This will be followed by performances by Alfredo Caxaj’s Latin Ensemble, Saidat, Enchante, and Kevin Bacon Train.

The Toronto 2015 portion of the festivities (details of which are still to be announced) will begin at 6:35 p.m. and are expected to continue until 8 p.m. All entertainment takes place in Victoria Park.


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