Porter Airlines transported the Pan Am flame from Toronto to Thunder Bay Saturday (May 30), on the first of four special charters for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay.
Porter is the Official Canadian Airline of the Games and a signature supporter of the Toronto 2015 Torch Relays.
The flame was transported in one of two Bombardier Q400 aircraft, outfitted with a customized Pan Am graphic. The graphic showcases a collection of colourful sport pictograms, representing the Games motto, “United We Play!” Porter will deliver the flame at other key points along the Torch Relay route, including Halifax, Sarnia and Montreal.
“The torch relay connects people across the country and around the world, which is what we do every day,” said Porter president Robert Deluce. “It is a special opportunity for Porter to help bring the torch and the enthusiasm of the Games to communities across Canada.”
The relay began on May 30 in Toronto and then flew to Thunder Bay, beginning its 41-day journey across 130 Canadian communities. Its final stop is on July 10 at the Opening Ceremony of the Games.