TORONTO – Today, Canadian Olympians joined fans and spectators in cities across southern Ontario in celebrating the two-year countdown to the 2015 Pan/ Parapan American Games.  Community celebrations took place in Toronto, Ajax, Caledon, Hamilton, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Oshawa, St. Catharines and Welland.

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Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut addresses the crowd at two-year countdown celebrations in Toronto on July 10, 2013.
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London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Mark Oldershaw takes part in two-year countdown festivities in Welland on July 10, 2013.
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London 2012 bronze medallist Mark Oldershaw and Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut attend two-year countdown celebrations in Welland on July 10, 2013.
Photo credit: Canadian Olympic Committee/ Jane Almeida

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Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medallist Jason Burnett speaks to fans before performing a trampoline routine in Toronto on July 10, 2013.
Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee/ Winston Chow

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Two-year countdown celebrations in Markham on July 10, 2013. (L-R) Ian Troop; CEO, TO2015; Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport); Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee, Gaétan Tardif, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee; Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham; Michael Chan, Ontario Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee/ Jane Almeida

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