Video - Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games - We Are Ready


Transcript of Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games - We Are Ready

This is a bilingual video, the narration is in both English and French.

[Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games host country logo]

[Text on screen: Toronto 2015 Pam Am Games: We Are Ready]

[Flags of participating countries flying in the wind, then a crowd waving Canadian flags]

[Close-up of Karen O’Neill]

Karen O’Neill (Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Paralympic Committee): "When people see… I mean, our campaign is called PARATOUGH, and we really talk about the Games are tough, but our athletes are tougher."

[Images of the Canadian delegation]

[Canadian wheelchair basketball athletes in action on the court]

"When you see what our athletes do in terms of performance, when you see the level and calibre of physical fitness, conditioning, tactical.., presentation and skill on the field, I think people will be absolutely blown away."

[Close-up of David Eng]

David Eng (wheelchair basketball athlete, translated from French to English): "I am really excited to play here in Canada, here at home. It’s really rare at this level — at the highest level of our sport — to be able to compete in front of our family and friends and all our Canadian fans across the country."

[Back of wheelchair basketball athletes in action on the court]

"I really think we have the best fans in the world, and I am looking forward to getting started."

[Close-up of Elisabeth Walker-Young]

Elisabeth Walker-Young (chef de mission, Team Canada): "All the athletes are settled and in. I think we’re almost at one hundred percent capacity."

[Canadian flag raising ceremony in front of a Canadian crowd – Team Canada athletes celebrating in front of a stage – an athlete caries the torch]

"It is energetic. You can see some of them are already putting their game faces on. Team Canada is one; this is our house."

[The Games mascot accompanied by a crowed]

[Close-up of Stephanie Dixon]

Stephanie Dixon (assistant chef de mission, Team Canada): "The team is totally ready to go. They are pumped and they are stoked. We just had our welcoming ceremony. To get to compete on home soil is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these athletes, and I am just so honoured to be a part of the staff."

[Team Canada with mascot]

[Text on screen: 216 Canadian athletes. 15 sports. Qualifying sport for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Summer Games on the line. Let them hear you, Canada! #PARATOUGH]

[Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games Host country logo]

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[Text on screen: #YearofSport - #Annéedusport]

[Logo of 2015 Parapan Am Team]

[Canada Wordmark]

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