Brandon Wagner to be the Burlington Torch bearer for the Pan Am Parapan Games

element_sportsBy Pepper Parr

July 30th, 2015


Wheelchair Basketball Parathlete, Brandon Wagner is going to be the Burlington community torchbearer for the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Torch Relay.

Wagner Brandon with Mayor

Brandon Wagner being celebrated by Mayor Rick Goldring

The torch relay will visit Burlington on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

The Parapan Am Games Torch Relay is a five-day inspirational journey of more than 250 torchbearers who will share the Parapan Am spirit in 12 communities. The torch relay is one of the most exciting events as it sets the stage leading up to what
will be the largest Parapan Am Games ever held.

The aluminum torch stands 65 centimetres high and weighs 1.2 kilograms (or roughly the same weight as a baseball bat). With a burn time of 10 to 12 minutes, the flame can withstand winds of up to 70 kilometres per hour and is visible in all kinds of weather conditions.

The torch relay will invite communities to celebrate and share the Parapan Am
spirit throughout its five-day journey towards Toronto, the Host City of the Games.

The torch relay starts Aug. 3, 2015, and concludes Aug. 7, 2015, with the dramatic lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony in Toronto.

Burlington has many reasons to be proud of Wagner – he is a joy to watch when he is on a basketball court.

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