The development and infrastructure for the city
Burlington is one of a number of communities selected as part of the 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay.
Burlington residents are invited to enter to be a torchbearer by visiting www.toronto2015.org/torch-relay.
The torch relay will last 41 days and culminate with the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Pan Am Games on July 10, 2015.
Scott Stewart, general manager of the development and infrastructure for the city is pleased that Burlington made the list.
“We look forward to welcoming the Pan Am flame next spring as we showcase Burlington’s unique waterfront and events,” he said in a press release.
There will be 3,000 torchbearers in all.
Canadian citizens 13 and older on May 30, 2015 are eligible to sign up.
“We’ll also be selecting a community torchbearer to run for Burlington when the flame comes to the city,” said Allan Magi, the city’s executive director of capital works.
The relay begins next May with the traditional Aztec lighting ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico.
The flame’s Canadian journey starts with its arrival in Toronto on May 30, visiting five cities in Canada, as well as 130 communities across Ontario.