2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Torch Relay

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The 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games are coming to Toronto this summer! This is a very exciting time for Canadians and especially those of us in southwestern Ontario who haven’t otherwise had the opportunity to attend games at this level.

WHAT ARE THE PAN AM/PARAPAN AM GAMES?

The Pan-American Games are held every four years, one year before the summer Olympics. The Parapan-American Games follow immediately after the Pan Am Games and are for people with physical disabilities. Forty-one countries from the Americas will be competing in summer sports for the Pan Am Games and twenty-eight will be competing in the Parapan Am Games.

WHEN/WHERE ARE THE GAMES?

The Pan Am Games begin in less than one month on July 10 and go until July 26. The Parapan Am Games begin August 7 and go until August 15. They will be held in venues all over the Greater Toronto Area including Toronto, Markham, Oshawa, Whitby, Milton, Mississauga, Hamilton, Niagara, and Simcoe County.

TICKETS

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for events and celebrations. Most tickets are under $45 and some are even as low as $20. Tickets are half price for kids under 16 and seniors over 65. All tickets include FREE public transit to and from the event.

TORCH RELAY

Just like the Olympics, the Pan Am Games have a torch relay leading up to the games. The torch left Mexico where the last games were held and began making it’s way across Canada on May 30. This Wednesday, June 17 the torch will pass through London. Canadian decathlete Damian Warner will be carrying the torch through London and stopping at Victoria Park. The celebration begins at 5:00pm in the bandshell. There will be performances and entertainment until approximately 8:00pm.

Big Changes at LondonMoms.ca

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Hi Moms!

It’s Leslie here today and I have some big news! It is with both sadness and excitement that I announce that LondonMoms.ca will be ending as of June 25, 2015 and turning into TorontoMoms.ca!

As many of you know, my life was in a different place when I took over the reigns for LondonMoms nearly seven years ago. Both personally and professionally, I have experienced a lot of ups and downs, comings and goings. For those who know me personally, you already know that I have been travelling back and forth to Toronto for work quite often over the last year. As a family, we have decided that it is in our best interest to take the big step and move there permanently. We are excited and looking forward to the change, although we are also sad that we are leaving behind our friends and family here in London where we have lived and grown so much.

As the Administrator for the site, the owner and I have also decided that it is in the best interest of LondonMoms if I am running a site for a city that I actually live in! It would be too difficult to tell you all about the wonderful things happening in London if I lived hours away and was out of touch with what being a mom in London was like anymore. Please support me as I turn toward TorontoMoms and help me spread the word to them!

The best part is the new site is going to be amazing! Have a look at it HERE and let me know what you think!

Lots of love to you all! Thank you for so many wonderful years!!

Leslie