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Pan Am Mascot Visits Mississauga Celebration Square Media Photo Opportunity

Jul 19, 2013

To celebrate the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, Pachi, the TORONTO 2015 mascot, will visit Mississauga Celebration Square on July 24 to participate in a Zumba class, which is part of the Fresh Air Fitness series on the Square.

What:
A media photo opportunity with Pachi, the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games mascot.

When:
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
6:30 p.m. – Media photo opportunity with Pachi and City of Mississauga Councillors
7 p.m. – Pachi participates in Zumba Class

Where:
Mississauga Celebration Square
South of Mississauga Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive

Rain location: Great Hall, Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive

Who:
* City of Mississauga Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Advisory Panel including:
    o Councillor Chris Fonseca, Ward 3
    o Councillor Pat Saito, Ward 9
* Pachi, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games mascot

Background:
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games are scheduled to take place 16 days in July and seven days in August for the Parapan Am Games. The Games will welcome more than 10,000 athletes and officials from 41 countries as well as tourists, media and members of the Games family. The City of Mississauga will be host to Pan Am sporting events including taekwondo, judo, wrestling and karate and Para pan events including wheelchair rugby, powerlifting and goalball.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 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 "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.


Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
TTY: 905-896-5151
lindsay.noronha@mississauga.ca






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