By Heather Reid | Lone Tree USA
Barrick, a Toronto based company, will supply all the raw materials used to make the more than 4,000 gold, silver and bronze medals awarded at the Games. The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15.
The raw materials provided by Barrick will be melted down and struck by The Royal Canadian Mint, which is designing and producing the medals in collaboration with TO2015. This high-profile event attracts interest from all around the world, and seen by over 375 million viewers across the Americas alone.
“Barrick is a proud Canadian company with operations around the globe, including six Pan American countries,” said Barrick Co-President Kelvin Dushnisky. “With the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Games being held in our hometown of Toronto, we saw a rare opportunity to do something that symbolizes our pride in our heritage and our commitment to our host countries. We look forward to welcoming the athletes and government representatives to Toronto next summer.”
“Barrick and all of its people are excited to supply the metals that will become the treasured symbols of the dedication, teamwork and excellence that will be on display in Toronto at the Games,” said Barrick Co-President Jim Gowans. “These are values we share at Barrick and try to live every day. Next summer’s Games will be a great opportunity to bring the Americas together, celebrate our shared values and learn from our differences, all while enjoying more than three weeks of athletic excellence.”
Lone Tree is proud to work with Barrick, and congratulates them on this great achievement.