Here we are at day six! It's hard to believe our trip is almost halfway over. I am astounded at how huge this city really is. We've tried to hit all of the major tourist spots, but there's too much to see and do in only two weeks. Our time volunteering at the games has been great so far. I love being able to have courtside seats to all of the games and still help out on the field of play.
|Part of our group returning home from the night shift at Ryerson Athletic Center|
One Parapan Am sport I would really like to watch is Powerlifting. In powerlifting, the athlete assumes the benchpress position (with the back of the head and torso against the bench). From there, the bar is lowered to their chest. The athlete must then press the weight upward and hold it up with their arms straight until the referee gives the signal to lower the bar. The athlete who lifts the most weight wins. Originally, the sport was limited to athletes with spinal cord injuries, but it has since been expanded to athletes with other disabilities at the second Paralympic Games in 1964.
|Emily Rabalais and the Pan Am flame in downtown Toronto!|
|Being surprised: Ms. Gibb celebrating birthday in Toronto|
|Ms. Peterson and pin collection|
|Prof. Presley and her Games pins|