Guadalajara Ceremonies Plan For Toronto Handover

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Organizing Committee is already planning its participation in the Guadalajara 2011 Closing Ceremonies.

COPAG shared with Toronto 2015 organizers plans for the closing ceremony for both the Pan American and Parapan American Games. Representatives from both closing ceremony committees are planning the flag handover to be presented to the Canadian capital city of Quebec.

Personnel from BaAM Productions, on the Toronto side, and FiveCurrents, the production company for the Guadalajara Opening and Closing Ceremonies, started to share ideas of what Toronto would like to include in their October 30 presentation.

The Canadian delegation toured the Omnilife and Telmex Athletics Stadiums, venues where America’s Fiesta will come to an end, and where the Games will be officially handed over to Toronto 2015.

“We came to facilitate some ideas about what we would like to present to the audience. We need to spend some time with this team in order to understand the technical needs of our end product. This is an incredible team! We would like to grasp what is technically possible and what might be just impossible to do,” said Toronto 2015 Marketing Vice President Katherine Henderson.

Toward the end of July, the show for both the Pan American and Parapan American Games closing ceremonies will be fully planned.

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