CPC ATTENDS CHEF DE MISSION SEMINAR FOR TORONTO 2015 PARAPAN AM GAMES

October 31, 2014

The Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games Chefs de Mission Seminar this week provided the opportunity to engage with the Toronto organizing committee on key areas in preparation for the Games.

Onsite for Team Canada were Chef de Mission Elisabeth Walker-Young, Assistant Chef de Mission Stephanie Dixon and CPC Games staff. They toured venues, participated in meetings and networked with international Games colleagues.

"The Chef de Mission Seminar was a success for Team Canada and all visiting nations,” said Walker-Young. “We are extremely proud to be seen as leaders and mentors in this Americas region. All were impressed with the venues that will be a legacy for Toronto and sport in Canada."

There are 28 National Paralympic Committees in the Americas. Last night, CPC hosted a reception for all attending Chefs de mission, NPC representatives and CPC’s partners at the Sheraton Centre Hotel.

“A successful Games cannot happen without great teamwork,” noted CPC CEO Karen O’Neill. “I know that together we can continue to advance the Paralympic movement, towards the Toronto Games, and beyond.”

The Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games run August 7 to 15, 2015 and will feature 1,608 athletes from 28 countries competing in 15 sports. Team Canada is expected to send a team of approximately 200 athletes and has set a goal of finishing in the top three nations in the total medal count.