The 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay is an exciting 41 day journey that led up to the 2015 Games. Three members of the Carpenter’s District Council (CDC) of Ontario had the opportunity to take in the spirit of the games while proudly representing the Carpenters’ Union.
Hamilton, Toronto and Woodbridge were among 130 communities that the Torch traveled through and the CDC was 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 as well as the athletes’ village in downtown Toronto. In addition to this infrastructure, the CDC also constructed all 157 podiums for the 2015 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 was Kathryn Trickett, a journeyperson and trainer, who ran in the Toronto leg, Tony Iannuzzi ran in the Woodbridge leg, and Scott Frizzle, a Canadian Army veteran, who is an apprentice ran in the Hamilton portion.
The relay, which is deeply rooted in history and tradition, started in Canada on May 30, 2015 and made its final stop on July 10, 2015, at the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.