IGNITE Pan Am Day!

TO2015_BRD_Pachi_Tickets4C_KeylineWe’re weeks away from TO2015.  The big one, the show; all of the hype is building to kick-off.

But before the big day, we want to tell you about a great event happening in Burlington this weekend. LaSalle Park in amazing Aldershot will play host to IGNITE Pan Am Day!

DATE: Saturday, June 13, 2015
PLACE: La Salle Park, 50 North Shore Blvd. E., Burlington
TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

IGNITE is a community oriented program aimed at helping individuals, organizations  or communities host their own Pan Am inspired event.  Over the past few months IGNITE has hosted community sports clinics as well as the March Break community challenge.

Saturday will be a great event to bring the kids to! On top of the “mini” Pan Am inspired games; there will also be a

Colour me rad is one of the most well-known colour runs out there -- this photo is courtesy of mynextrace.com

Colour me rad is one of the most well-known colour runs out there — this photo is courtesy of mynextrace.com

colour run.  For those who don’t know, a colour run is like any other run with one big twist….you’re pelted with colour! The run begins at noon; all participants are encouraged to wear a white shirt if they want to dye it with the colours from the run.

Expect there to be some of the area’s best food trucks to be there too: tis the season! There will be demonstrations and displays, and the event is totally free.  Can’t beat that.

Burlington is smack in the middle of many Pan Am games venues. Toronto, the centre off all the festivities is a short ride down the QEW; the biking events will be in Milton and of course the soccer in Hamilton.  Burlington’s City View Park has received major upgrades in preparation for it to be an official Pan Am practice facility.

You may have heard several ads about the expected congestion during the games. If you’re anything like me, you’ve rolled your eyes at some of the suggestions they offer.  We at Burlington Lifestyle know that for the Burlington commuting population it will be a very stressful time.  We encourage you to leave yourself extra time in the morning, be patient and above all be safe!

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