/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - 100 Days to TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games to be celebrated with 100 new Canadians/

TORONTO, March 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), along with its government and corporate partners, will celebrate 100 days to the opening of the Pan Am Games, at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village.

With Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, TO2015 will mark the milestone by welcoming 100 new Canadians from 58 countries, including 12 from the Americas. TO2015 will conclude the ceremony with a lively welcome celebration for the new citizens led by Olympic gold medallist Catriona Le May Doan.

Following the event at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village, come celebrate the 100-day milestone to the TORONTO 2015 Games at the Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock in Nathan Philips Square. Among other exciting activities, Cisco Canada is hosting a "100 days to go" contest.  The first 100 people to use the Clock's interactive kiosk to take their photo and enter the contest will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the TORONTO 2015 Games.

Following the event, participants will be made available to media. Parking is available in the lot at Front Street East and Trinity Street.


Wednesday, April 1

Official Citizenship Ceremony

Arrive: 10:10 a.m.

Event start: 10:30 a.m.

TO2015 welcome celebration

Arrive: 11:45 a.m.

Event start: 12:15 p.m.

Nathan Philips Square  

Arrive 2:15 p.m.  

Photo opportunity: 2:30 p.m.


CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village

Cooper-Koo Family YMCA

461 Cherry Street

Front Street East and Cherry Street

Welcome celebration participants:                        

Catriona Le May Doan, Olympian

Saӓd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015

David Peterson, chair, TO2015

The Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games

Monique Giroux, vice-president, sponsorship marketing and strategy, CIBC


SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117, teddy.katz@toronto2015.org

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