Monday, October 31, 2011
The Pan American Games closed last night in Guadalajara, Mexico, with a ceremony that included an eight-minute segment advertising Toronto and the fact that Ontario’s capital city will host the Games four years from now, from July 10 – 26, 2015. Toronto’s printer Mayor Rob Ford was present in Guadalajara to waive the Pan American Games flag in the traditional handover ceremony. Ford was joined by Canada’s Sports Minister Bal Gosal.
The weeklong Parapan American Games for physically challenged athletes will be held in Toronto the following month, from August 7 – 14, 2015. It will be the third time Canada has hosted the Pan Am games (Winnipeg hosted them in both 1967 and 1999) and the first time ever that Canada will host the Parapan American Games.
Best of all, both the Pan Am Games and Parapan American Games will bring new business opportunities for printers in Canada. For more information on these business prospects, please see page 37 of my March-2010 column in PrintAction. https://www.box.net/shared/erx45bpuncFurther info is also available from the Toronto Pan Am Games website at: http://www.toronto2015.org/