The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced that Friends of the Pan Am Path is receiving funding of $100,000 through the Community Celebrations Fund to plan and carry out the Pan Am Path Art Relay Grand Finale on August 15.
This support from the Government of Canada will help Friends of the Pan Am Path offer an exceptional celebration to strengthen our national pride and raise awareness of vibrant cultural communities in the region. Over the course of the Games, community celebrations across the country will offer cultural experiences and performances to thousands of Canadians and visitors alike.
Living and working in Toronto I cannot recall a single conversation, at least not in the last few months, in which the Pan Am Games have even been alluded to. The level of enthusiasm has to be measured in microns. In a real sense these are Games by and for the bureaucrats. A gigantic make work project that will, possibly, snarl traffic for a few days this summer.