Check out this sign right out front of Toronto City Hall: one day in mid-December, there were just 233 days left until Toronto hosts the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in summer 2015.
The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport event; they are only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games.
It’s Ontario’s very first international multi-sport event since the British Empire Games in 1930. According to www.toronto2015.org, “Close to 7,000 athletes from across Latin America, South America, the Caribbean and North America will put their years of intense training, perseverance and sacrifice to the test in world-class competition in 36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.”
I love the Olympics, and this seems to me the next best thing…bring it on! Can’t wait to see this happen in my home city. I’m sure Toronto will do the western hemisphere proud.