TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Sculpture To Be Featured
OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games are bringing a taste of summer excitement to Winterlude, with Curt Harnett, Canada's chef de mission for the Games, hosting the festival's opening ceremony, and PACHI, the Games mascot, making the rounds.
"Winterlude is a wonderful tradition and I'm glad we can be part of the fun and excitement. This is PACHI's first trip to the National Capital Region, and I know he'll help build anticipation for our summer Games," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015). "With the festival celebrating "the year of sport." I hope we'll see people from eastern Ontario coming to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region in July and August to cheer for the largest Team Canada ever assembled."
There will a number of opportunities to learn about the Games at Winterlude:
- Watch chef de mission Curt Harnett emcee the Winterlude opening ceremony
Date: Friday, January 30
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Location: Confederation Park
- Take a photo of Mayor Jim Watson and councillors with PACHI in front of the TORONTO 2015 ice sculpture
Date: Friday, February 6
Time: 4 p.m. (ET)
Location: Winterlude's Crystal Garden at Confederation Park
- Be there when PACHI and Winterlude mascots, the Ice Hog Family, meet
Date: Saturday, February 7– Sunday, February 8
Time: Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ET), Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Location: Family zone at Confederation Park
Tickets for the Games are on sale now. The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games ticketing program is designed to be affordable and accessible for everyone by offering:
Affordable pricing: Tickets start at just $20, with 75 per cent priced $45 and under.
Half-price tickets for persons under 16 years of age, or 65 and over: Tickets are offered at a 50 per cent discount — some tickets start at $10. The number of discounted tickets is limited, so buy early.
Integrated tickets: Every event ticket allows the holder to access transit on the day of the event.
Easy options for buying: Tickets can be purchased online at TORONTO2015.org/tickets or at 1.855.726.2015 and internationally at 1.949.333.4824.
Tickets for the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games will go on sale in spring 2015. They promise more exciting action featuring some of the world's best para-athletes competing for their chance to go to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to the City of Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.
SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
For further information: Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117, [email protected]