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The much anticipated Toronto 2015 Pan American games are almost here! Canada will welcome the nations of the Americas to the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games at the Opening Ceremony on July 10th at the Rogers Centre.

The Pan Am Torch relay, which began its nationwide 41-day journey on May 30, 2015, has been spreading the Pan Am spirit in communities across Canada. The torch will complete its journey when it arrives in Toronto at the Opening Ceremony where the cauldron will be lit, which signifies the start of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

Approximately 6, 000 athletes from the Americas will put their years of intense training to the test and compete in 36 sporting events.

Sports are a great way to get children involved, be active and socialize. In honour of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Wee Watch dedicated our 2015 “Together Wee Can” program to the upcoming Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. “Together Wee Can Celebrates Pan-Amania” is a yearlong celebration that will encourage children and Providers to be active and help them become more knowledgeable about the Americas and the Pan Am Games.

Providers and the children in their care have been anxiously awaiting the start of the Pan Am games. Children have been busy participating in all kinds of Pan Am celebrations within their homes and their communities. They started off the year making their own Pan Am Torches and having their own Torch Relay. Wee Watch homes are continuing the yearlong celebration learning and playing different Pan Am sports and exploring the different countries that will be participating in the games.

Throughout the Pan Am Games there will be all kinds of “Panamania” celebrations. “Panamania” is a 35-day arts and culture festival. More than 250 unique performances and exhibitions, some free and some ticketed, will take place from July 11 – July 25 and August 8-12. The purpose of “Panamania is to showcase the diverse cultures and artistic excellence of Ontario, Canada and the Americas through music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Check out the “Panamania” event listings here

There are 36 different sporting events taking place in southern Ontario communities throughout the Toronto 2015 Pan Am games, so chances are there is something for everyone. The great news is that tickets are still available and they are reasonably priced. Check schedules and tickets here

If you can’t make it to your favourite event or if you prefer the comforts of your own home you can watch or listen to Games broadcasts on CBC/Radio-Canada, the Official Broadcaster of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. You can also tune into CBC to watch coverage of the Pan Am Games.

Get Ready CANADA! United We Play.