The Mississaugas of the New Credit were proud to be in attendance to support their band members as they performed during the Parapan Am Games Opening Ceremony. The Parapan Am Games will welcome over 1,600 athletes from 28 countries during a week of an exciting display of athleticism and commitment of our Parapan athletes. Read more
The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, along with the Mississauga Nations, were in attendance for Chief Bryan LaForme’s address during the pre-show of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony. Read more
The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation hosted various first nations representatives and partners during the Pan Am Opening Ceremony. Mississauga Nations Chiefs and political representatives, along with the Regional and National Chiefs, were in attendance and celebrated the strong aboriginal cultural influence showcased within the performance. Read more
To coincide with the beginning of the Pan Am Games, the Mississaugas of the New Credit hosted a Three Fires Ceremony to commemorate the games that will take place over the next two and a half weeks. Three separate fires were lit in three locations to honour the traditional territory and the current home of the Mississaugas of the New Credit. Read more
On the evening of July 9th, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation welcomed over 250 attendees to an Indigenous Welcome Gala that was held on traditional territory. The event was held on the grounds of Fort York National Historical Site in downtown Toronto, and boasted the sights and sounds of a natural landscape; including trees, hide, indigenous plants, animals and furs. Read more
The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the Pan Am Games Secretariat is honoured to have the support of private partners, Joseph Debus and Scott Barker. We thank you for your generous contribution as a Commitment Partner. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship throughout the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
Chi-Miigwetch Joseph and Scott!
On Day 20 of the Toronto 2015 Torch Relay, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation officially welcomed the flame to the Official Host First Nation community. A community celebration was held on June 19th and boasted various aboriginal artisans, traditional fare and live entertainment. To add to the excitement of the day, the event was hosted by hockey royalty and Coaches Corner host Ron Maclean, and Waneek Horn-Miller, aboriginal olympian and 1999 Pan Am gold medalist.
On Saturday May 30th, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Chief, Council and community members travelled to Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto to officially welcome the Pan Am flame to Canada! The torch was flown from Mexico to Harbourfront Centre where it was met by canoes filled with members of the four recognized First Nations to accept the flame to the Mississaugas traditional territory.
The Pan Am flame has officially begun it’s journey to Canada! The flame began its’ journey in Teotihuacan, Mexico at the Pyramid of the Sun. The ceremony featured an ancient ceremonial lighting of the torch by the Aztecs, and included a passing of the torch to the official Canadian representatives to begin it’s travel to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
On Monday, May 25th the first Pan Am Ceremony took place at the new Athletes’ Village located in downtown Toronto. Forty-one trees were planted and identified with a Pan Am plaque to commemorate the talent, commitment and dedication of the athletes representing each participating country in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.