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City of Mississauga to host a number of Pan Am Sporting Events in 2015

Nov 06, 2009

The City of Mississauga will host a number of sporting events during the 2015 Pan American Games as the Pan American Sports Organization announced the City of Toronto as the successful bidder for these games.

"We are honoured the Hershey Centre and Iceland will be a part of the 2015 Pan Am games," said Community Services Commissioner Paul Mitcham. "We are ready to welcome athletes from North and South America to our facilities. Mississauga is known for its love of sports and this is a great privilege for us to host events of this high calibre."

The following facilities in Mississauga will host events at the 2015 Pan American Games:

• Hershey Centre: combative sports – Judo, Tae Kwon Do
5500 Rose Cherry Place
(Matheson Boulevard & Kennedy Road)

• Iceland: artistic roller skating and speed roller skating events
705 Matheson Boulevard
(Matheson Boulevard & Kennedy Road)

• Classic Bowl: bowling
3055 Dundas Street West
(Dundas Street & Winston Churchill Boulevard)

The City of Mississauga has hosted international events such as the World Women's Hockey Championships and the Grey Power World Curling Tour Championships at the Hershey Centre.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."

The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will Travel through Mississauga
Join in the excitement! Saturday, December 19, 2009

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Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   catherine.monast@mississauga.ca


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