TORONTO, le 7 juillet 2011 – Le compte à rebours de quatre ans avant les Jeux pan/parapanaméricains de 2015 à Toronto, le plus important événement sportif multidisciplinaire d’envergure internationale à avoir lieu au Canada, débute le dimanche 10 juillet.
TORONTO, July 7, 2011 – Sunday, July 10th marks the official four-year countdown to the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games—the largest international multi-sport competition ever hosted in Canada.
Photo: Ian Troop, CEO, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), (left) congratulates Toronto City Councillor Mark Grimes (Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore) on his new appointment as Chairman of the Mayor’s Pan Am Games Secretariat.
The 2001 Canadian Outdoor Speed Championships held in Harriston, Ontario, were a success. The event mostly drew skaters from Montreal and Toronto.
Youth divisions (Juvenile, Freshmen, and Junior) had good numbers, with skaters racing well, along the way setting records, showing speed has a promising future. Among those showing promise are Christopher Fiola (CPVRAM), Amanda Tickner (TISC), Paisley Perrie (NRS), and Juan Diego Zuluaga (CPVRAM).
In the Senior Women’s division, Morgane Echardour and Martine Charbonneau stamped their names on Pan American Games slots. Echardour did so by winning three races on day 1, while Charbonneau and TISC’s Shannon Hegarty traded wins on day 2.
On the Senior Men’s side, TISC’s Jade Pauley won four of five races, while club-mate Peter Doucet claimed the 10km points/ elimination title.
The 2011 Canadian Outdoor Speed Championships start tomorrow in Harriston, Ontario. Skaters from Quebec and Ontario will take to the CITC’s 200-meter banked track. Come back early next week for pictures, reports, and results.