Presentation on theme: "Toronto Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games 2015. What are the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games? A major sporting event in the Americas Scheduled every four years – one year."— Presentation transcript:
What are the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games? A major sporting event in the Americas Scheduled every four years – one year before the Summer Olympic Games Since 2007, host cities are contracted to manage both the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, in which athletes with physical disabilities compete against one another.
Participating Countries 41 countries from the Caribbean and Central, South and North America Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United State, Uruguay, Vezuela, and Virgin Islands
Pan Am Games Sports The Pan Am Games program consists of 36 sports such as athletics, swimming, fencing, diving, baseball, boxing, bowling, basketball, equestrian, football, artistic gymnastics, rowing, table tennis, taekwondo, trampoline, volleyball, wrestling, tennis, weightlifting, water polo and so on.
About PACHI Pachi is a young porcupine who loves to explore new places and meet new friends. Pachi, like other porcupines, has a visual impairment and difficulty seeing people and objects that are far away. Pachi has 41 brightly coloured quills – one for each of the Pan Am countries participating in the games. His quills are five brilliant colours and represent qualities that he holds- green is youth, fuchsia is passion, blue is collaboration, orange is determination and purple is creativity.
Quick Facts About PACHI Home: The Niagara Escarpment just west of Toronto Hobbies: Climbing trees, swimming, dancing, new adventures and meeting new friends from around the world Favourite food: Fruit, leaves and bark Favourite colour: Pan Am Green Family: Porcupines are found throughout North and South America, including in more than 20 of the Pan American countries competing at the Games
Pan Am Games at St. Dominic School When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (Morning) Medal Ceremony (Afternoon) 1. Positive Attitude -encouraging each other to do their best, using positive language -encouraging each other to complete the game, using positive language 2. Cooperation -cooperating with each other in group -following the rules and directions 3. Good Citizenship -Respect other countries --respect game facilities -Cleaning up the area after games/ freezies