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TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Ceremonies

On August 7, 2015, the Parapan Am Games Opening Ceremony at the brand new CIBC Athletics Stadium at York University welcomed the largest ever contingent of Parapan athletes. The entertainment segments told a story of hope and inspiration followed by performances from four First Nations and Métis groups. The torch relay ended in the stadium with torchbearers Sgt. Steve Daniel, Cpl. Dominic Larocque, Rick Mercer, Rick Hansen and the Parapan Am Games community cauldron being lit by Chantelle Peticlerc.

The final celebration on August 15, 2015 was a “blow-out party” at Nathan Phillips Square in central Toronto where the Closing Ceremony of the Parapan Am Games became the grand finale to the largest multi-sport games ever held in Canada. The show featured a line-up of Canadian talent including poet Mustafa delighting the crowd with soulful spoken word to help extinguish the flame, along with musical artists Swing, Sean Jones, Megan Patrick and Wyclef Jean, creating a memorable celebration for the citizens of Toronto and visitors from around the world. The evening ended with a fireworks show illuminating City Hall set to Serena Ryder’s Pan Am Anthem “We are One.”

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