The Pan Am Games torch relay will light up Windsor’s streets today.
The relay will be coming south, starting their morning off in Sarnia, then continuing down through Aamjiwnaang First Nations, Wallaceburg, Chatham-Kent, Tecumseh, and then ending their stretch at Windsor.
The torch bearers will be running at Windsor’s north end, beginning at Alexander Park and continuing west down Riverside Drive. They will make a left at Ouellette Avenue, turning onto University Avenue and ending their day around 7 pm in the plaza south of Windsor City Hall.
There will be entertainment at the plaza, both before and after the torch arrives. More details on Windsor’s torch relay celebration are available at City Windsor’s website.
The morning of June 17, the torch will begin its journey to Canada’s most southern point, starting off in front of Dougall Avenue Public School, at the corner of Elliot Street West and Church Street.
They will resume south down Dougall Avenue, cutting left at Erie Street West, and then right at Ouellette Avenue to visit at the front of Windsor’s Regional Hospital’s Ouellette Campus.
Then they will proceed down Ouellette Avenue, stopping just before Hanna Street.
The torch will be travelling to Essex, Leamington, St. Thomas and London later that day.
Windsor will have two torch bearers over the course of the relay.
Mary Spencer is a Windsor native and celebrated boxer. Spencer has won eight national championships, five Pan American titles and three world titles.
Jennifer Daley-Stewart was chosen to fill one of the 100 torchbearer positions that feature in-school nutrition program volunteers and leaders. A grade school teacher at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School, Daley-Stewart founded a nutritious snack program for her students.
The Toronto Pan Am Games torch relay will be a 41-day trek across 130 communities. Beginning in Mexico, the torch is lit at the Pyramid of the Sun, in Teotihuacan.
It is then flown to Canada, beginning its nationwide journey. 3000 torchbearers will be carrying the torch across Canada, before it concludes in Toronto to light the cauldron at the Pan Am Games’ opening ceremony.
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