Celebrating the Year of Sport with the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games!Posted on July 8, 2015
Starting July 10-26 through to August 7-15, Toronto and its surrounding communities will be the proud hosts of the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. It’s the world’s 3rd largest international multi-sport Games with over 10,000 athletes, 20,000 volunteers and 41 nations participating from the America’s and the Caribbean and is just one of a series of exciting events happening during the Year of Sport in Canada.
What makes these Games so special?
Environmentally Friendly – The 2015 Games will become the first completely ecologically friendly games because it will be fully carbon neutral.
Diversity – The Games are aiming to reflect and impact the different communities in Toronto by forming partnerships and programs that promote the theme and legacy of diversity
Who should you be watching?
Canada has some sensational athletes participating this summer with just a few highlighted below.
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All this and more!
- What do the medals look like?
- Did you know the opening ceremony will feature the exceptional talents of Cirque du Soleil?
- Notable Canadian athletes in the Torch Relay include: Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds, Olympic silver medallist figure skater Patrick Chan, and two-time Olympic moguls champion Alexandre Bilodeau
- Haven’t purchased your tickets yet? Find them here: http://www.toronto2015.org/tickets
The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games aims to be an exciting and busy time for Canada during the coming weeks. Be sure to cheer on our talented athletes as they compete for top place on home soil!
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