The Parapan Am Games are coming! Are you ready?

Text: Tickets are on sale now for the Parapan Games! Img: Man in wheelchair holding basketball over his head.

Tickets are on sale now. Starting at just $20, tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Now’s the time to get yours and be part of the biggest international multi-sport Games in Canadian history.

Secure your seats now and watch history unfold as 1,500-plus athletes fight for gold. Each event at the Parapan Am Games is a qualifier for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, so every athlete will be fighting for the top spot!

Sport competitions — CAD$20 to CAD$35

  • Athletics $25–$35 — Toronto, Medal Ceremonies every session, August 10–14
  • Swimming $25–$35 — Toronto, Medal Ceremonies every day, August 8–14
  • Wheelchair basketball $25–$35 — Toronto, gold- and bronze-medal matches, August 15
  • Wheelchair rugby $25–$35 — Mississauga, gold- and bronze-medal matches, August 14
  • And 11 more fantastic sports to choose from!

Opening Ceremony — CAD$60 to $100

  • Tickets to the Opening Ceremony on August 7, 2015, will range in price from $60 to $100.

Check out the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Ticket Program Guide on TORONTO2015.org/tickets to learn more about the sports and to plan your Games experience.

Pan Am Tickets temporarily on hold!

A temporary hold has been placed on selling Pan Am Games tickets to highlight the upcoming kick-off of Parapan Am Games tickets.

As well, as with most international sporting events, once all venue configurations and internal requirements have been finalized, tickets go off sale in order to allocate seats to everyone who has purchased tickets (for venues with reserved seating).

Stay tuned! Tickets will return to sale in late spring.

TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay

TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay route map, detailing stops in Ontario.Deeply rooted in history and tradition, the Pan Am flame will be lit in May 2015 during a traditional ceremony in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before it travels to Canada, arriving in Toronto on May 30, 2015.

The City of Oshawa will be playing host to the Pan Am flame during the Pan Am Torch Relay when it stops to visit on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Civic Recreation Complex and City Hall.

The celebration will be filled with fun, family-friendly events that embody the Games and community pride. Be sure to mark the date in your calendar, it will be a night you will not want to miss.

The torch will make its final stop July 10, 2015, at the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

A detailed map is now available online highlighting Oshawa, with the date and location for the each of the community celebrations.

The torch will see more than 60 modes of transportation while touring through Canada exceeding 5,000kms on the road and 15,000kms by air. It will visit more than 130 communities, six Canadian Forces Bases, a national and provincial park as well as five First Nations communities including the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, the official Host First Nations of the Games. The Pan Am torch will also visit five national historic sites including Fort Henry in Kingston and the Halifax Citadel.

In total, three-thousand torchbearers will proudly carry the flame and share the Pan Am spirit on the 41-day journey towards the lighting of the cauldron on July 10, 2015 to officially open the Games.

Street-level routes and specific timing for the Oshawa celebrations will be announced in May.

Oshawa community Pan Am Torchbearer: Norma Douglas

We are proud to announce Norma Douglas as the Oshawa community torchbearer for the Pan Am Torch Relay!

The 84 year old Oshawa resident competed at the 1955 Pan American Games in Mexico City, where she not only participated in the official debut of team synchronized swimming at that level of competition, but also won a silver medal for Canada as a member of the Peterborough Ornamental Swim Club.

“I feel very privileged – I never thought this would happen to me!” said Mrs. Douglas. “This is a nice finishing touch to my Pan Am Games experience; it’s like icing on the cake – a little extra at the end.”

Mrs. Douglas’ love for the sport did not end when she got out of the pool; she became a well-known coach, synchronized swimming referee and a highly sought after judge. In addition to being Ontario’s judging chairman for a period, Norma traveled coast to coast judging, training other judges, and providing seminars throughout Canada and the United States.

“I am looking forward to being part of the Pan Am Games again. My biggest memory from the 1955 Pan Am Games in Mexico City is walking into the Opening Ceremonies with the multitude of talented athletes. With Canada being so high in alphabetical order we got to watch everyone come in after us – it is a moment I’ll never forget.”

Norma founded the Oshawa Synchronized Swimming Club, now the Durham Synchro Club, in the early 1970s when her family moved to Oshawa from Peterborough, and assisted when Oshawa hosted the Canadian Synchronized Swimming Nationals as a referee.

According to Norma, the Douglas family has always been very community-oriented. Her children and grandchildren are active members of the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, Community Living, Oshawa Minor Lacrosse, Epilepsy Durham, Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre, and run an Oshawa-based business, while Norma is currently active within the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres.

Nowadays, Norma does not spend as much time in the pool, but ensures she stays active and healthy. “I won’t do anything differently than I normally do to [prepare for the relay]. I’ll walk on the treadmill daily, and do some walking outside.”

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