Nominations now open for Pan Am Games Relay Community Torchbearers

The City of Hamilton is excited to welcome the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to our community in spring 2015. As a major celebration community during the Games, Hamilton has the opportunity to select special community torchbearers who will have the honour of carrying the Pan Am flame and spreading the Games spirit, as well as representing Hamilton on a national level. This nomination process is separate from the TO2015 Torchbearer contest for the general public that just ended on December 1st. Community Torchbearers will be stationed at key locations along the relay route and will be familiar faces in our community

The Hamilton Pan Am Torch Relay Subcommittee is accepting community torch bearer nominations from the community starting December 8 until Wednesday, January 14, 2015. To be eligible, nominees must be:

  • A resident of the City of Hamilton
  • Age 13 years or older by May 30, 2015
  • Able to run/wheel your assigned 200 metre segment on your assigned day
  • Available May 30th to July 10th, 2015 to participate in the Torch Relay


Eligible torch bearer nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to sport and healthy living and/or community engagement.

  • Complete the torch bearer application form (DOC, 455 KB) and submit it to by January 15, 2015.
  • Finalists will be contacted in February and the final torchbearer selections will be announced to the community in March.