After his meeting with the Mayor Scarpitti, Ambassador Heyman spoke to City Council Members and business leaders. “I am delighted to hear that Markham will be hosting four of the Pan Am competitions at your newly-completed Pan Am/Parapan Centre,” Ambassador Heyman said that “The Pan Am and Parapan Games represent a unique opportunity for us. Looking ahead, let us work together to not only celebrate the Games as a sporting event, but to leverage them as platform to increase bilateral growth, tourism, investment, cultural exchange, and enhanced understanding of shared traditions and values.”
Ambassador Heyman then met with Janis Cookson, Markham’s Sports Development Manager, for a tour of the Markham Pan Am Center. The Center is a state-of the-art multi-sport center and home of the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games in Markham and will host four official competitions: badminton, table tennis, water polo, and Parapan table tennis. He also toured a number of U.S. and Canadian businesses in Markham to discuss ways of increasing U.S. – Canada cross-border trade and investment, particularly in the information and communications technology field. More photos from Ambassador Heyman’s visit to Markham are in our Flickr gallery.