“I have every confidence that working together we can make these games, a truly memorable Games.”
David Peterson has accepted his nomination to become Chair of the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games Organising Committee, TO2015. He will take the place of outgoing Chair Roger Garland, who has laid a strong foundation for the upcoming Games.
Peterson, who practices corporate and commercial law as a senior partner and chairman of Cassels Brock LLP, set the stage for world-class Games in 2009 when he formally ran Ontario’s
successful bid to host the event. His work ensured that the Games will showcase Ontario’s rich
talent, culture and diversity. Peterson has been nominated as the new Chair as Ontario
begins to build excitement for the Games in communities all across the province.
"I want to thank Roger Garland for his excellent work in planning and promoting the largest international games to be held on Canadian soil,” Peterson said.
“Under his leadership, the Games are in excellent shape and I am delighted to assist in taking it to the next level. I have every confidence that working together we can make these games, a truly memorable Games.”
Garland, meanwhile, worked tirelessly during his tenure, shepherding the largest multi-sport event ever to be hosted on Canadian soil. As he moves on to new opportunities, Garland leaves the new Chair with a strong foundation on which to host a successful Pan American and Parapan American Games in 2015.
The Games and Games-related investments will create more than 26,000 jobs and grow
Ontario's real GDP by $3.7 billion from 2009 to 2017.
The Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games will take place from 7-14 August 2015, drawing more than 1,500 athletes from 28 countries.