/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - TO2015 to Hand Over Final Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Competition Venue to Owners/

New facility will leave legacy for communities and high-performance sport

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) will be handing over the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House to the City of Toronto and the University of Toronto Scarborough. This will be the last of more than 30 competition venues used during the Games to be handed back to their respective owners.

A ceremonial key will be handed between venue owners with formal remarks made by partners. Legacy users of the venue, including university students, community members and high-performance athletes, will be in attendance.


Formal remarks followed by a photo opportunity with ceremonial key. Community group users of the facility will join the celebration, and interview availability will follow.


Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015

The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, MPP, Scarborough-Guildwood

Howie Dayton, Director, Parks, Forestry & Recreation, City of Toronto

Professor Bruce Kidd, vice-president, University of Toronto, and principal, University of Toronto Scarborough

Elder Garry Sault, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Chantal Van Landeghem, Michelle Williams andSandrine Mainville, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games gold medallists, 4 × 100 m freestyle relay

Melanie Hawtin and Vincent Dallaire, TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games silver medallists, wheelchair basketball


Tuesday, September 22

Media check-in/set-up will be at 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Remarks to begin at 1 p.m. (ET)


CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House
875 Morningside Ave, Toronto, ON
Parking will be available on-site.

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Heather Irwin, Coordinator, media relations, TO2015, 416.303.9753 | heather.irwin@toronto2015.org

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