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Aug 05, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

Variety Village hosts Parapan Am Games torch run celebration on Friday

Scarborough Mirror

Scarborough’s Variety Village will host the spirit of the Toronto 2015 Parapan Games this Friday, Aug. 7, as 10 torchbearers walk or wheel around its track.

The 10 a.m. event at the Danforth Avenue recreation centre is part of the Parapan torch run’s final day and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Archie Allison, Variety’s director of access and awareness and an employee at the facilty for three decades, was the only participating torchbearer whose name had been released.

Jill MacCannell, a spokesperson for the Games, said this is because there have been frequent changes in the line-up of torchbearers.

Parapan Games athletic events will soon be close by, on two areas of the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.

From this Saturday morning to Friday, Aug. 14, swimming and sitting volleyball events are at the Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House on Morningside Avenue.

The Games’ wheelchair tennis competitions, meanwhile, are at the UTSC Tennis Centre on Old Kingston Road in the Highland Creek valley.

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