On Saturday May 30th, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Chief, Council and community members travelled to Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto to officially welcome the Pan Am flame to Canada! The torch was flown from Mexico to Harbourfront Centre where it was met by canoes filled with members of the four recognized First Nations to accept the flame to the Mississaugas traditional territory.
The Pan Am flame has officially begun it’s journey to Canada! The flame began its’ journey in Teotihuacan, Mexico at the Pyramid of the Sun. The ceremony featured an ancient ceremonial lighting of the torch by the Aztecs, and included a passing of the torch to the official Canadian representatives to begin it’s travel to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.