Toronto 2015 Announces Board of Directors

The Hon. David Peterson, Chair of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Bid, announced today the members of the Toronto 2015 Board of Directors.

“This is a very high quality board, which will strengthen our bid,” said Peterson.

Along with Peterson, the Board includes:

• David Braley – President, Orlick Industries (Hamilton)

• Michael Chambers – President, Canadian Olympic Committee

• Charmaine Crooks – President, NGU Consultants; Olympian and Pan Am Games Athlete

• Alvin Curling – Former Ambassador to the Dominican Republic; Former Speaker of the Ontario Legislature; Co-Chair, Review of the Roots of Youth Violence

• Ivan X. de Souza – President & CEO, Investcan Inc.; President & CEO, The Brazilian Ball

• Marcio Froes – President, Labatt Breweries of Canada

• Joe Halstead – Community Leader; Chair, Caribana Festival

• Debbie Low – Canadian Paralympic Committee Representative; President & CEO, Canadian Sports Centre Ontario

• Cynthia Morton – Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion

• Alexandra Orlando – Rhythmic Gymnast; Olympian and Pan Am Games Athlete

• Gordon Peterson – Lawyer, Carlyle Peterson Lawyers LLP and Executive Board Member, Canadian Olympic Committee

• Jagoda Pike, President and COO, Toronto 2015

• Chris Rudge – Chief Executive Officer & Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee

• Victoria Winter – Partner, Beard Winter LLP; Pan Am Games Athlete & Medallist

• Andrew Wright – Executive Vice President & Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis

The Board is highly representative of Ontario’s and Canada’s sport, business and cultural communities.

The Pan Am Games are a major international multi-sport event, held every four years for athletes of the 42 PASO member nations. The Pan American Games consists of all Summer Olympic sports, plus other non-Olympic events, and serve as an Olympic-qualifier for a number of participating sports. The last edition of the games was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in July 2007 and the next edition is scheduled to take place in Guadalajara, Mexico in October 2011.