/ R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - City of Toronto and TO2015 to recognize Games volunteers and get ready to host Parapan Am Games/

TORONTO, July 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Mayor John Tory, TO2015 CEO Saad Rafi and TO2015 mascot, cheerleader and Toronto's most popular porcupine, PACHI, will gather with Games volunteers to thank them for their tremendous continuing contributions and to participate in a group photo as Toronto prepares to proudly host the upcoming Parapan Am Games.


Tuesday, August 4


12:30 p.m.     


1:00 p.m.       


1:15 p.m.       

Photo opportunity by the 3D TORONTO sign

1:25 p.m.      

Photo opportunity of sitting volleyball


Nathan Phillips Square, by the 3D TORONTO sign

More than 23,000 volunteers are supporting the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, one of the largest peacetime volunteer recruitments in Canadian history. Dressed in their bright orange shirts, the volunteers fanned out across the city to support the Games at sport venues, the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village, cultural events, official functions, Opening and Closing Ceremonies and other places across the Games footprint.

The volunteer program is sponsored by Chevrolet and the uniforms were designed and manufactured by Joe Fresh, as part of Loblaw's Premier Partnership with the Games. CIBC, lead partner for the TO2015 Games, will also be in attendance.

TORONTO 2015 is hosting the largest Parapan Am Games ever, taking place August 7-15, with more than 1,600 athletes competing in 15 sports in 11 venues across the region. Tickets are available at toronto2015.org/tickets.  Every ticket will allow the holder to access free transit on the day of the event.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Media contacts: Wynna Brown, City of Toronto, wbrown1@toronto.ca, 416-919-6503; Teddy Katz, TO2015, teddy.katz@toronto2015.org, 416-957-2117

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