Carpenters' District Council of Ontario

Carpenters' District Council of Ontario

July 06, 2015 08:00 ET

Three Members of the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario to Take Part in Pan Am Torch Relay: United We Play!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 6, 2015) - The 2015 PanAM Games Torch Relay is well into its 41 day journey and members of the Carpenter's District Council (CDC) of Ontario will be joining in the Pan Am spirit.

Hamilton, Toronto and Woodbridge are among the 130 communities that the Torch travels to and the CDC will be represented in each of those cities by three of its very own.

CDC, a Gold Tier Proud Supporter of the Pan Am Games, was instrumental for parts of the construction of several legacy buildings including the athletics stadium, aquatics centre, field house, and soccer stadium with an athletes' village in downtown Toronto. In addition to this infrastructure, CDC also constructed all 157 podiums for the Pan Am Games awards ceremonies as part of its sponsorship.

"We are incredibly excited to be taking part in the torch relay," says Tony Iannuzzi, Executive Secretary Treasurer for the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario. "That spirit of excellence and camaraderie the Games represent is everything that the Carpenters' District Council is about, so we are honoured to be chosen to run and it's a proud moment for our City, and for all our members who played a pivotal role in building the infrastructure surrounding the Games," Iannuzzi says.

Among the torchbearers will be Kathryn Trickett, a journeyperson and trainer, who will be running in the Toronto leg, Tony Iannuzzi running in the Woodbridge leg, and Scott Frizzle, a Canadian Army veteran who is currently doing an apprenticeship with Local 27 in the Hamilton portion.

The relay, which is deeply rooted in history and tradition, started in Canada on May 30, 2015 and make its final stop on July 10, 2015, at the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

About Carpenters' District Council of Ontario

The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario ("CDC") is composed of 16 affiliated Local Unions of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners across the province. In total, we represent over 20,000 women and men working in a wide range of areas, including carpentry, drywall, resilient flooring, concrete formwork, underwater construction, welding, scaffolding, and a long list of other construction-related work. Indeed, because of our up-to-date apprenticeship and training programs, there are very few construction-related jobs outside the scope of the Carpenters' Union. In addition, our Union represents many industrial workers and thousands of highly-skilled workers in Ontario's health care sector.

About TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay will be a 41-day journey that will share the Pan Am spirit in more than 130 communities. Deeply rooted in history and tradition, the Pan Am flame will be lit in May 2015 during a traditional ceremony in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before it travels to Canada.

The torch relay will start in Canada on May 30, 2015, and will make its final stop on July 10, 2015, at the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

The Pan Am flame represents the history and spirit of the Games; it is a symbol that unites the 41 Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) member nations.

The flame for the Pan Am Games is lit during a traditional ceremony at the Pyramid of the Sun, in Teotihuacan, Mexico. Following the lighting, the flame will be handed over to a representative from the Host City. The flame will then be flown back to Canada to begin its nationwide journey before arriving in Toronto to light the cauldron at Opening Ceremony, which signifies the start of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

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