Nathan Phillips Square has come alive with exciting free programming from Friday, July 11 to Saturday, July 12 kicking off celebrations marking one year to go until the start of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
Quick Facts on the Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock:
- – Stands 5.5 metres tall (the same height as the average male giraffe).
- – Weighs 7.3 metric tonnes (greater than the weight of three ‘average’ cars combined).
- – Uses five kilometres of fibre optic internet cable (more than six times the height of the CN Tower).
- – Took 7,000 hours to build.
- – Features five screens — each measuring 119 centimetres.
- – Contains a metal frame with an aluminum cladding exterior.
- – Fully funded and constructed by Cisco and its partners.
Using the kiosk’s photo app, visitors can take a shot of themselves in Nathan Phillips Square, download the photo with their smartphone, and email it or share it via social media from the clock’s photo page at ciscotoronto2015.ca.
Friday evening schedule:
Learn to Salsa
Learn to salsa with Los Salsomanos Dance Company and the team from Salsa on St. Clair as they strut their stuff on the mainstage.
Sitting Volleyball Challenge
Watch PACHI and other mascots challenge athletes in the Parapan Zone.
Art Battle presented by CIBC
See live competitive painting, where the winner is chosen by you!
Watch celebrities in a 3-on-3 basketball game, with commentary by Warren Sawkiw.
Rugby Skills and Drills
Join Olympian Heather Moyse in the Rugby Zone for a demonstration of rugby skills and drills.
Renowned Innu singer-songwriter Florent Vollant performs on the mainstage.
An urban choreographer’s series takes over the mainstage with awe-inspiring dance moves.
Walk Off The Earth
Unconventional Canadian sensation Walk Off The Earth close the evening with their innovative popular hits.
Be sure to check out the WE ARE PAN AM schedule and map for more information about all the events taking place at Nathan Phillips Square on Friday and Saturday. All events are free and accessible.Facebook at facebook.com/Toronto2015