Canadians Encouraged to Volunteer for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games
Volunteers the key to making the Games in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe a success
BOLTON, ON – David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, called on residents to register today to become a volunteer at one of the largest sporting events ever hosted in Canada: the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games. More than 20,000 volunteers, some requiring bilingual language skills, will be needed to work in areas from visitor support to transportation and medical services. They will help make the Games a unique and welcoming experience for athletes and visitors from all across the Americas.
The Pan American Games will take place from July 10 to 26, 2015, and the Parapan American Games will take place from August 07 to 15, 2015. Games events and activities will be held in Toronto and in municipalities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
“Caledon looks forward to hosting the Equestrian components of the upcoming Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games. However, the size and scope of such a large sporting event requires the support of many, many dedicated volunteers to ensure its success. I encourage residents to become involved in the Games we’re so very proud to be hosting,” said Mr. Tilson.
The Government of Canada is contributing up to $500 million for sport infrastructure, legacy initiatives, a federal cultural strategy, preparation for the Canadian teams, and essential federal services to support the staging of the Games.
The Government of Canada is making investments in building world-class facilities that will serve not only our high-performance athletes, but all Canadians for years to come.
More than 5 million Canadians generously donate their time as volunteers to help support our sport system. Volunteering for the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games is an opportunity to make friends, develop new skills, and be a part of a unique international sport event.