LETHBRIDGE – The world’s third largest multi-sport games are coming to Canada, and southern Alberta fans will have plenty to cheer.
14 athletes, one volunteer and one official with ties to the area are heading to the Pan American Games in Toronto from July 10-26, while swimmer Zack McAllister will take part in the Parapan Am Games beginning August 7.
“Unbelievable,” said Coaldale triple jumper Aaron Hernandez. “When you talk about the Steacy’s, myself, Liz, Kip, Coby, all those great athletes that are proud to call Lethbridge and Lethbridge-area their home, it’s awesome.”
The group includes seven athletes born and raised in the area, while eight have lived in the city to train. Mitch Ball will be going to the Games as a baseball umpire and chiropractor Dr. Grayson Michel will be volunteering.
Swimmer Rachel Nicol feels the city as a whole deserves credit for the crop. “Good job Lethbridge. You’re doing a good job of supporting your athletes and it really shows there’s a lot of opportunity here and I think that’s just marvelous.”
To celebrate, Global Lethbridge has set up a one-stop shop for everything you need to know heading into the Pan Ams. We’ve caught up with a number of athletes for feature stories, while all athletes have biographies, schedules and results below. As well, we’ve reached into the archives to find stories from the past to show you the paths they have taken to reach their goal.
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