David Eng, Wheelchair Basketball

With Pj working for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and the One Year Countdown fast approaching for the TO2015 Parapan Am Games, she and Paul decided it might be fun to go behind the scenes to see what was going on.

One of the cooler things is the launch of a video that was produced featuring Para athletes including wheelchair basketball’s David Eng.The video is premiering on the www.toronto2015.org website Thursday on August 7th and will also be available here on Open Kwong Dore. You can find it on Twitter where it will be promoted using the hashtag #areyouready being tweeted from @TO2015.

In this podcast, you’ll get the chance to hear from:


Jaye Milley, Para-cyclist

Teddy Katz, Director of Media Relations and TO2015 Games Spokesperson and former CBCer about some of his favourite memories from decades of covering international sporting events.

Tracy Schmitt– Manager of Parapan Planning and Integration – talking about life as a four-way amputee, what she knows as an aspiring 2016 Paralympic sailor and creating the best Games possible.

Kristina Molloy – Director of Parapan Planning and Integration – talking about not only these Games but creating new and innovative adaptive equipment for para rowing while she was a coach.

Michelle Tovizi – an aspiring 14 year old Parapan swimmer who has made it to Canada’s ‘long list’ from which Canada’s swim team will be named to the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.


Danielle Kisser, Swimmer

Chelsey Gotell – Coordinator Sport and Athlete Relations – Chelsey is an accomplished athlete in her own right having won 17 medals in her competitive career which included 5 Gold (3 in Paralympic swimming and 2 more in Parapan swimming).

This podcast features a unique perspective; not only into the planning of the Parapan Am Games but also what it’s like to be an athlete at the highest level.

For more information on the Parapan Am Games: www.toronto2015.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/toronto2015.

Check out the new video featuring Parapan Am hopefuls Danielle Kisser, Jaye Milley and David Eng. Directed by Vikram Dasgupta, the video features unforgettable images of strength, focus and determination.