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Thursday March 26th, 2015

Posted at 2:22pm

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The City of Windsor has announced that Mary Spencer will be the Windsor community torchbearer for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay.

The torch relay will visit Windsor on June 16th and 17th.

Mary Spencer is one of Canada’s premier boxing champions, holding eight national titles, five Pan American titles, and three world titles. Outside of sport, Spencer is a member of Motivate Canada’s GEN 7 Aboriginal role model initiative. Through this program, she has developed sport, physical activity, and empowerment programming with Aboriginal youth in First Nations communities in Ontario. In 2013 she became one of six elite athlete mentors with the CIBC Team Next program, which provides funding and mentorship to young athletes who hope to represent Canada on the world stage.

“Mary Spencer will proudly carry the Pan Am flame as Windsor’s community torchbearer,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “Windsor is thrilled to be a part of this historic journey and we look forward sharing the excitement as we move towards the kick off of theTORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.”

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