Media Advisory - Children in Canada's Capital will Cheer on the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Athletes and TORONTO 2015's official mascot will make special school visits for the first time in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian athletes will be joining PACHI the porcupine, the official mascot of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, for the first time in Ottawa. They will visit several schools in the nation's capital to share the history of the Games and build excitement for the largest international multi-sport event Canada has ever hosted.

PACHI and the athletes will be visiting six schools during their Ottawa tour. The athletes will be available for interviews and photos during the following presentation:


Friday, February 6, 2015

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (presented in English)
9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.(presented in French)  


John Young Elementary School

5 Morton Drive, Ottawa


Olympic gymnast Rosie Cossar 
Para-table tennis player and Parapan Am hopeful Martin Pelletier

About TO2015 
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.

For more information about the Games, please visit or follow @TO2015, @TO2015_fr (French) or @TO2015_es (Spanish).

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Fulvio Martinez, Manager, community outreach and media relations, TO2015,

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