Media Advisory - TO2015, City of Toronto and Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes to Host Community Recognition Event

Media availability and photo-op to follow                 

TORONTO, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - On the occasion of National Volunteer Week, the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), the City of Toronto, represented by Mayor John Tory, and Pan Am/Parapan Am athletes will host a recognition event to celebrate the contributions and dedication of hundreds of TO2015 Advisory Council members and pre-Games volunteers.

The event will also celebrate that Pan Am tickets will be back on sale at 1 p.m. (ET) on April 16. There will be a special performance by TORONTO 2015 ambassador and Canada's queen of R&B/soul Jully Black.


5:30-7 p.m. (ET), Thursday, April, 16

Media interviews with available spokespeople can be arranged on-site between 5–6 p.m.


David Peterson, TO2015 chair

John Tory, mayor of Toronto

Elise Marcotte, Olympian and assistant chef de mission for the Pan Am Games

Benoît Huot, Paralympic multi-medallist, swimming, and CIBC Team Next mentor

Greivis Vasquez, TO2015 global ambassador and Toronto Raptors player

Victor Garcia, TO2015 Board of Directors

Jully Black, Canadian R&B/soul artist and TORONTO 2015 ambassador


City Hall Rotunda – 100 Queen Street West, Toronto


SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117,; Bev Kurmey, Sr. communications advisor, City of Toronto, 416.392.9418,

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