The Pan Am Games also features an Arts & Cultural Festival known as Panamania. With more than 250 unique performances and events taking place across Toronto it really enhances the whole spirit of the Games and showcases what Canada has to offer as a country. We have so far experienced a circus show at Habourfront, a Music and Dance festival at Nathan Phillip Squares and Latame in the Distillery District. If you have time a lot of the events are free and fun for the whole family.
About the Pan American Games
The 2015 Pan American Games, officially the XVII Pan American Games and commonly known as the Toronto 2015 Pan-Am Games (French:Jeux panaméricains de 2015 à Toronto), are a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Pan American Games, as governed by Pan American Sports Organization. The games are being held from July 10 to 26, 2015 in Toronto, Canada, with preliminary rounds in certain events having begun on July 7, 2015. Marking the third Pan-American games hosted by Canada, and the first in the province of Ontario, the Games are being held at venues in Toronto and seventeen other Golden Horseshoe communities. Both the Pan-American Games and 2015 Parapan American Games are being organized by the Toronto Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games The Games are hosting 6,135 athletes representing 41 National Olympic Committees in the Americas, marking the largest multi-sport event hosted in Canada, in terms of athletes competing. A record of 45% of competitors are expected to be women, the most ever for any multi-sport event. The Games' program consists of 364 events in 36 sports, which includes the 28 sports that will be contested at the 2016 Summer Olympics; certain sports also serve as qualification paths for these Olympics. Canoe slalom and golf will make their Pan-American Games debut, as well as women's competitions in baseball, C-1 canoe and rugby sevens.
If you had a chance to see any of the games, let us know! We would love to hear your story and experiences.