Pan American Games Closing Ceremony July 26, 2015

As you know, the Fordney Foundation is proud to be one of the sponsor’s for the American DanceWheels Foundation at the exciting Pan American Games. It is a real thrill for us to be involved in this worthwhile event. I wanted to remind all of our friends to tune in to this event to see our friends in wheelchairs dance. It should be outstanding!

It’s only fitting that one of the world’s most iconic entertainment centres will host the exhilarating Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. Known at Games time as the Pan Am Ceremonies Venue, this versatile stadium easily converts from a covered dome to an open-air facility under the world’s first retractable stadium roof. Located beside the CN Tower, this venue, which has hosted more than 200 large-scale events and welcomes approximately 3.5 million guests each year, is a perfect choice for these pinnacle Games moments

On July 10, 2015, millions watched as Canada welcomed the nations of the Americas to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games with a celebration of the diversity of the Toronto region and all of Canada, as well as the vibrant cultures of the Americas. The unforgettable and magical Opening Ceremony — a one-night-only show by Official Creative Partner, the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil — where the Pan Am Cauldron was lit to officially start the Games.

The Closing Ceremony on July 26, 2015, will feature music organized by Live Nation Entertainment, the Official Live Music Partner of the Games, and will include top Canadian and international musical acts. Always a party-like atmosphere, the Closing Ceremony will honour outstanding Games performances and the contributions of all Games partners, while handing the baton to Lima, Peru, the Host City of the 2019 Pan American Games.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games hosted a free, live broadcast of the Pan Am Opening Ceremony on multiple jumbo video screens at Nathan Phillips Square on Friday, July 10. The evening kicked off at 5 p.m. with live entertainment in the Square, and at 8 p.m., the Opening Ceremony was live feed from Host Broadcaster CBC. Everyone watched the #TO2015 Opening Ceremony, and followed us on Twitter for live updates of the show!

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Shane Meuwissen is the Media Specialist for Fordney Foundation.  He is a former dance instructor who know works with his company Slow Motion Dance Videos capture the beauty of dancing. If you would like to learn more about Shane and his video work, visit his website