Media Advisory / Photo Opportunity - Cisco and TO2015 to Unveil Official Countdown Clock for TORONTO 2015 Games at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square

Made-in-Canada technological wonder to kick-off two-day festival celebrating the One-Year Countdown

TORONTO, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - What: In celebration of the one-year countdown to the beginning of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, Cisco, the Official Information and Communications Technology Partner and TO2015 will unveil the Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock at Nathan Phillips Square.

Following a dramatic unveiling ceremony, the innovative clock will count down the remaining days, hours, minutes and seconds to the Opening Ceremony for both the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

The Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock will be unlike any previous Games countdown clock – it will be an interactive social media platform that will demonstrate the power of the "Internet of Everything".

The unveiling also features a Department of National Defense Grenadier helicopter fly-over and an appearance by Cirque du Soleil, Creative Partner for the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony. The event is immediately followed by two days of free activities including athlete demonstrations, sports activations, dancing lessons, a visual art battle and live musical performances featuring Walk off the Earth and Machel Montano all culminating in a breathtaking display of Fireworks. The full schedule of events is available at

When :

Friday, July 11, 2014

Camera Arrival and set up 11:30 a.m.

Ceremonies begin 11:45 a.m.


Nathan Phillips Square

100 Queen Street West (South-east corner, near Queen and Bay)

Toronto, ON

Who :

Representatives from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Representatives from Cisco Canada

Representatives from the Government of Canada

Representatives from the Province of Ontario

Representatives from the City of Toronto

Representatives from CIBC

Representatives from TO2015

Athletes, 2015 hopefuls


Full design and further details, will be provided at the public unveiling.

Speakers will be available to media after the announcement. To identify a request (pre-event) for TO2015 or Cisco, please see contact details below.

Paid parking is available at the Toronto City Hall parking garage.

SOURCE: Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117,; Karin Scott, Director, public relations, Cisco, 416.306.7099 / 416.709.2138,

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