Monday, August 20, 2012

Ontario Summer Games 2012

It was amazing weekend to volunteer for the Ontario Summer Games at York University (Tait Mackenzie Centre) where the Men's and Women's basketball tournament were being held. On Friday I had an adventure getting to the facility lots of construction everywhere. York University is a huge facility plus another surprise (revealed at the end).

                                          Jim Pagiamtzis and Tait Mackenzie Centre at York University

I was going to assisted in food service area. They had POD's (refridgerated truck to keep the all the food chilled for the volunteers and athletes). Lunch was served between 11:30 -1:30 and there were strict protocols in place to make sure the food was handled and processed effectively.

                                                    Food POD, getting full of food

We had a hungry crowd who appreciated our assistance and numerous "thank you" we received is a we need to hear as appreciation.

                                                      Volunteers eating at York Univeristy

2nd day at the venue I assisted in Food Service and answering attendee questions and concerens.

On Sunday I had the great experience on volunteering at the Volleyball tournament at Ashbrigdge's Bay in the morning. Had an amazing bike experience to the location and watched some amazing volleyball games. I assisted in loading the POD when the food arrived and help the volunteers set up signs and tables.

                                                    Jim Pagiamtzis weightlifting, I wish!

Big surprise revealed! The reason for the adventure I had at York University is that its the main location for the upcoming Pan-American Games and Parapan American Games happening in 2012
                                           Pan American and Parapan volunteers

They are building a 10.000 seat stadium for the event and 2 new subway stations. Hence for all the construction!
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