Wyclef Jean and Meghan Patrick to headline TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Closing Ceremony
Event FREE and open for all to attend at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square
TORONTO, August 14, 2015 — Live Nation, the Official Live Music Partner of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and the world’s leading live entertainment company, will help Toronto bid a final farewell to the TORONTO 2015 Games tomorrow, Saturday, August 15.
The Closing Ceremony of the Parapan Am Games — the largest Parapan Am Games ever held — will showcase the talents of Grammy award-winner Wyclef Jean and country music singer-songwriter Meghan Patrick, who hails from Bowmanville, ON.
The ceremony, which is a free event starting at 8 p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square, will also feature the Parade of Nations, the official handover of the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) flag to the next Host City — Lima — and the extinguishing of the Parapan Am flame. The ceremony will end with a dramatic fireworks display over the square.
“We're thrilled to see the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games end on a high note with incredible Canadian and international talent on stage in the heart of downtown Toronto,” said John May, Live Nation Entertainment’s president – Ontario Region, EVP National Alliances. “Live Nation prides itself in working with the most diverse roster of talent in the world, and we’re proud to showcase Meghan Patrick, a Canadian star on the rise, alongside international superstar Wyclef for the can’t-be-missed Games finale.”
“After eight days of outstanding sport competition, it's time for us to host the final hurrah and celebrate the exceptional athletes of the Parapan Am Games,” said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015). “Live Nation has lined up some exciting artists for this fantastic event. It will be a night that the athletes and Toronto will never forget."
The TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games Closing Ceremony will be broadcast live in English on City TV on August 15 starting at 8 p.m. The broadcast will be replayed in English and French on CBC/Radio-Canada at 10 p.m.
Please note: To support spectators coming down to Nathan Phillips Square to enjoy this free event, the City of Toronto has organized select road closures on August 14 and 15.
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The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.
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