Carry a piece of history in the 2015 PanAm torch relay


The Town of Collingwood is pleased to announce that the Toronto 2015 PanAm / Parapan Am Games torch relay will be visiting Collingwood in early June.

Members of the public have the chance to be a part of the 2015 Pan Am games by carrying the torch through the Collingwood leg of the torch relay.

The Town of Collingwood is hosting a contest to select a local torchbearer. Potential torchbearers must submit an essay, audio recording, video or any other creative piece that explains what being a torchbearer would mean to them. Submissions should reflect the core characteristics of the relay: community, celebration, participation and pride.

The contest runs from January 5th until January 23rd. The winner will be announced on January 30th 2015. Audio/visual submissions must not exceed seven minutes in length and written material must be 1,000 words or less. Submissions will be accepted by email to or in person at the Parks, Recreation & Culture department located at 55 Ste. Marie Street. All submissions must be received by Friday, January 23rd 2015 at 4:00 p.m. 705-444-2500 Ext. 3295.

Applicants must be at least 13 years of age on or before May 30, 2015, be a Canadian citizen or legal resident of Canada; and be able to run/ wheel their assigned 200m segment on their assigned day.

For more information, please see the contest poster on the following page, or visit and good luck to all applicants!