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
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.
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.
Monday, July 14, 2014 – An enthusiastic crowd filled Toronto’s Nathan Phillip Square and basked in glorious sunshine July 11th as the Cisco countdown clock began counting down the days until the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.