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.
Along with consulate representatives, Toronto 2015 representatives and media, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation were in attendance to unveil the official Toronto 2015 plaques. Among the plaques included a special dedication to the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the official host first nation status. The main plaque was unveiled at the ceremony and was led with a blessing and song by Elder Peter Schuler. Mississaugas of the New Credit Councillor Sharon Bonham joined in the festivities with the OFIFC drumming group to end the festivities.