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2015 Toronto Parapan American Games News

  • Synopsis: Published: 2014-08-07 (Rev. 2015-08-15) - Information and news regarding the 2015 Parapan American Games which will run from August 7 to 15 in Toronto Canada. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Ian Langtree at Disabled World.

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"Ontario established the Pan/Parapan American Games Secretariat to oversee, coordinate and monitor Games planning on behalf of the province."

Toronto is proud to be the Host City of the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games.

The 2015 Parapan American Games are the first Parapan American Games hosted by Canada and the second major parasport event held in Toronto. (Toronto previously hosted the 1976 Summer Paralympics.)

The 2015 Parapan American Games, officially the V Pan American Games or the 5th Parapan American Games, is a major international multi-sport event that is scheduled to be held from August 7-14, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with some events held in Golden Horseshoe communities such as Hamilton.

Ontario established the Pan/Parapan American Games Secretariat to oversee, coordinate and monitor Games planning on behalf of the province. The cost of this is approximately $10 million per year for a total cost of $49 million. The Secretariat provides and ensures accountability for provincial investment in TO2015 and coordinates complex planning and negotiations between municipalities, ministries, levels of government and other partners.

  • Approximately 1,500 athletes will participate in 15 sports. Athletes with a physical disability will compete.
  • Both the Parapan American and Pan American Games are being organized by the Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee (TO2015).
  • The 2015 Parapan American Games are the first Parapan American Games hosted by Canada and the second major para-sport event in Toronto after it hosted the 1976 Summer Paralympics.
  • The Games will be held twelve days after the Pan American Games.

Ten thousand athletes, coaches and officials from 41 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean, and 250,000 visitors will be inspired by Toronto's hospitality, diversity and dynamism during the Games.

By investing in the Games, the Government of Canada is supporting a unique opportunity to showcase Canadian culture, contribute to sport excellence and create sustainable legacy initiatives that will bring long-term economic, social, cultural and community benefits across Canada.

The Pan/Parapan American Games Secretariat is committed to delivering excellent customer service and high quality accessible services, and to helping make Ontario an accessible province. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) laid the foundation to meet the goal of building an accessible province by 2025. Under the act, Ontario is developing standards that will remove the barriers faced by people with disabilities.

On February 5, 2014, TO2015 announced it was adding an extra day to the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games schedule to fully celebrate the spectacular athletic achievements of some of the world's top para-athletes. It's also been confirmed that 1,600 para-athletes will participate in the Games.

Tickets for the Games can still be purchased at Ticketmaster.



Related Information:

  1. Live Coverage of Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games - International Paralympic Committee (IPC) - (2015-08-04)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/sports/parapan/livestream.php
  2. Parapan American Youth Games to be Held 20 - 25 Mar 2017 - Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) - (2015-03-12)
    https://www.disabled-world.com/sports/parapan/payg.php

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