Photo Advisory - Happy Birthday, PACHI!

Jul 16, 2014, 06:00 ET from Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

Join the official mascot of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and celebrate at KIDS' CBC DAY

TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - One year since his unveiling as the official mascot of the TORONTO 2015 Games, PACHI is throwing a birthday bash to celebrate with all his friends.

On Thursday, July 17 during KIDS' CBC Day, PACHI will pose for photos, hand out birthday cake and show off his signature dance move — the PACHI wiggle!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (ET)


Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC)

250 Front Street West (lower atrium)

Toronto, ON


PACHI, the official mascot of the TORONTO 2015 Games

PACHI's creators: Fiona Hong, Michelle Ing, Paige Kunihiro and Jenny Lee

Rosie MacLennan, Olympic, Pan Am and 2013 World Championship gold medallist

Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015


PACHI will be available for meet and greets between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on both July 16 and 17 at KIDS's CBC Day. 

PACHI has been tasked with the challenge to attend at least 1,000 events and interact with more than 500,000 people by Games time.

Since last summer, PACHI has been busy making new friends in communities across the Games footprint visiting more than 400 events and attractions, such as the CN Tower, Toronto Zoo, Burlington Kite Festival, Port Union Winterfest and Toronto's St. Patrick's Day Parade, just to name a few.

After becoming a very popular porcupine at nearly 200 elementary schools around the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, PACHI has even ventured to meet new friends in Timmins, Porcupine, North Bay, Sudbury and the Muskokas. Always up for an adventure, he explored some of the biggest local attractions like the Big Nickel in Sudbury and the World's Largest Muskoka Chair in Huntsville.

About TO2015
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.

The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15.

For more information about the Games, please visit

KIDS' CBC Days is a free, two-day event for families and young children at CBC Toronto. Filled with live stage show performances featuring the stars of Kids' CBC, and tons of activities including face painting, crafts, a digital zone, painting, fun cars, inflatables, tattoos, seed balls, picture taking and so much more! For more information, please visit

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games