Pan Am/Parapan Am Games medals unveiled at Toronto ceremony

Community Mar 03, 2015 by Ali Raza City Centre Mirror

The Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee has unveiled the medals for this summer’s Games.

Olympians Mark Tewksbury and Curt Harnett and Paralympian Elisabeth Walker-Young took part at the unveiling ceremony Tuesday, March 3, at the Royal Ontario Museum.

“These medals are pieces of art in their own right, and reflect all the hard work, dedication and the difficult journey athletes will take to wear one around their neck and cherish for life,” Tewskbury said.

More than 4,000 competitions medals will be awarded during the course of both the Pan Am Games in July and the Parapan Am Games in August.

Barrick Gold Corporation is the Official Metal Supplier of the medals, which were designed and produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Medals are made of copper (bronze), silver and gold mined in Chile, the Dominican Republic and Ontario, respectively.

The artwork on the medals highlights Aboriginal traditions of welcoming guests and cherishing the beauty of nature.

Metis visual artist, Christi Belcourt designed the artwork.

In honour of the design, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation elder Gary Sault opened the ceremony with a traditional song.

The medals will be on temporary exhibition at the ROM from Saturday, March 14, to Sunday, March 29. During the Games, they will be available for public viewing at the Royal Canadian Mint pavilion at CIBC Pan Am Park.

The Pan Am Games will run from July 10 to 26 followed by the Parapan Am Games Aug. 7 to 15.

Pan Am/Parapan Am Games medals unveiled at Toronto ceremony

More than 4,000 medals will be presented during the Games this summer

Community Mar 03, 2015 by Ali Raza City Centre Mirror

The Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee has unveiled the medals for this summer’s Games.

Olympians Mark Tewksbury and Curt Harnett and Paralympian Elisabeth Walker-Young took part at the unveiling ceremony Tuesday, March 3, at the Royal Ontario Museum.

“These medals are pieces of art in their own right, and reflect all the hard work, dedication and the difficult journey athletes will take to wear one around their neck and cherish for life,” Tewskbury said.

More than 4,000 competitions medals will be awarded during the course of both the Pan Am Games in July and the Parapan Am Games in August.

Barrick Gold Corporation is the Official Metal Supplier of the medals, which were designed and produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Medals are made of copper (bronze), silver and gold mined in Chile, the Dominican Republic and Ontario, respectively.

The artwork on the medals highlights Aboriginal traditions of welcoming guests and cherishing the beauty of nature.

Metis visual artist, Christi Belcourt designed the artwork.

In honour of the design, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation elder Gary Sault opened the ceremony with a traditional song.

The medals will be on temporary exhibition at the ROM from Saturday, March 14, to Sunday, March 29. During the Games, they will be available for public viewing at the Royal Canadian Mint pavilion at CIBC Pan Am Park.

The Pan Am Games will run from July 10 to 26 followed by the Parapan Am Games Aug. 7 to 15.

Pan Am/Parapan Am Games medals unveiled at Toronto ceremony

More than 4,000 medals will be presented during the Games this summer

Community Mar 03, 2015 by Ali Raza City Centre Mirror

The Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee has unveiled the medals for this summer’s Games.

Olympians Mark Tewksbury and Curt Harnett and Paralympian Elisabeth Walker-Young took part at the unveiling ceremony Tuesday, March 3, at the Royal Ontario Museum.

“These medals are pieces of art in their own right, and reflect all the hard work, dedication and the difficult journey athletes will take to wear one around their neck and cherish for life,” Tewskbury said.

More than 4,000 competitions medals will be awarded during the course of both the Pan Am Games in July and the Parapan Am Games in August.

Barrick Gold Corporation is the Official Metal Supplier of the medals, which were designed and produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Medals are made of copper (bronze), silver and gold mined in Chile, the Dominican Republic and Ontario, respectively.

The artwork on the medals highlights Aboriginal traditions of welcoming guests and cherishing the beauty of nature.

Metis visual artist, Christi Belcourt designed the artwork.

In honour of the design, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation elder Gary Sault opened the ceremony with a traditional song.

The medals will be on temporary exhibition at the ROM from Saturday, March 14, to Sunday, March 29. During the Games, they will be available for public viewing at the Royal Canadian Mint pavilion at CIBC Pan Am Park.

The Pan Am Games will run from July 10 to 26 followed by the Parapan Am Games Aug. 7 to 15.