The Pan Am Games kick off in Toronto on July 10th, with the Para-Pan Games starting August 7th.
Before that, a 41-day torch relay gets underway, with 3,000 torchbearers taking part.
The torch will be carried by more than 60 modes of transportation.
The torch relay swings through Waterloo Region June 18th and 19th and some local residents will be taking part as torchbearers including, 14-year-old Graydon Large, a former KidsAbility ambassador and grade 8 student at Waterloo’s Edna Staebler School.
Graydon uses a walker for running. His mom Deirdre says he’s busy doing his 5th kids triathlon in June – The Tri-Gator.
Last summer, Graydon competed in the Mud Puppy Chase. He also does the Terry Fox Run.
He tells 570 News he’s very excited about being a torchbearer and says he’s happy that he is doing this.