Pan Am Games
The TORONTO 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada. Athletes will engage in 36 sports across 30-plus venues in 16 municipalities, including the City of Oshawa as the host municipality for boxing and weightlifting events at the Oshawa Sports Centre (General Motors Centre). During 13 days of competition, Oshawa will host thousands of spectators and 245 athletes.
The City of Oshawa and the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee need at least 700 enthusiastic and passionate residents to apply today to be Games-time volunteers. Selected volunteers will be based right here in Oshawa when the City of Oshawa hosts the top athletes in boxing and weightlifting in the Americas and Caribbean. For details on the Games-time volunteer program, visit www.TORONTO2015.org/volunteer.
Mark your calendar for Friday, July 11, 2014 and join the City of Oshawa and community partners for the Pan Am One-Year Countdown event. The free event takes place both at the General Motors Centre in both the outdoor courtyard and inside on ice pad 2. Enjoy steel drum music, Zumba, boxing activations, weightlifting demonstrations, photo booth, children’s activities (face-painting, crafts), a charity barbeque and a visit from PACHI – the TO2015 Pan/Parapan Am mascot.
- June 2014 – Announcement of the Torch Bearer Route
- July 2014 – Year of Pan Am celebrations begins
- July 11, 2014 – Oshawa’s One-Year Countdown Event
- June 2015 – Torch Relay begins
- July to August 2015 – Games-time celebrations and showcase of Ontario
- July 2015 – Boxing and weightlifting competitions at the Oshawa Sports Centre (General Motors Centre) – Oshawa welcomes athletes, coaches and spectators
TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games Infographic
Source: Toronto 2015 website
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, which take place from July 10–26, 2015, are built around the cultural values of joy, purpose, accountability, collaboration and results. The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games will feature more than 6,000 athletes from 41 participating countries and territories, making them the largest multi-sport event ever hosted in Canada. Athletes will engage in 36 sports across 30-plus venues in 16 municipalities, all the while helping to build Ontario’s sport legacy. The 350-kilometre driving distance between the Games’ two furthest-apart venues, at Welland and Minden, Ontario, is about the straight-line distance between Parliament Hill and the CN Tower. The hard work of 20,000 volunteers will help facilitate the Games; on the statistical lighter side, some 37,500 rolls of toilet paper will be required at Games time, enough to reach from Toronto to Saint John, NB.