The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are coming and I am very excited.
I’m excited because I am a life-long sports fan, and I especially value the kind of sport that challenges an athlete to perform at his or her personal best.
I’m excited because the Games provide its partners – including Siemens Canada – with an opportunity to be seen at our very best.
And I am also excited because of the lasting legacy the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will leave on the region. Siemens has been a part of many of the new athletic facilities that will not just be used for these events, but will continue on as places where Canadians can gather to engage in sport.
It is truly inspiring for me, personally, to be part of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games story. Siemens Canada, as Official Supplier of Medical Imaging and Video Security Equipment, is providing ahead-of-the-curve medical technology (ultrasound and X-ray), and a video surveillance system to the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village, where 7,000 athletes will stay.
Our medical imaging solutions help the Polyclinic (the main medical clinic) provide state-of-the-art care, contributing to rapid diagnosis and treatment of injuries. The video surveillance equipment is an ultra-high-resolution, real-time video monitoring system, and we have installed these not only at the Athletes’ Village, but also at some of the Games venues as well.
We’re not simply providing equipment – we’re providing expertise, consultation, advice, and a lot of sweat equity, as the Siemens Canada team puts in countless hours making sure everything is exactly right.
For example, our healthcare experts have helped to configure the examination room and have also trained medical practitioners on the use of the diagnostic devices we have supplied, and we’ll be there, 24-7, providing tech support. Our security specialists are providing technical support as well, including being instantly available throughout the Games.
When you care for sports, as I do, the very fact that the Pan Am/Parapan Games are taking place in our communities is reason enough for excitement. The athletes demonstrate the very finest attributes of humanity, as they strive to perform at their very best.
And while that attitude is most obvious on the playing fields, it is reflected right across the organization of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. The host city of Toronto and 14 other southern Ontario communities have the opportunity to showcase themselves to the world, and they have seized that opportunity with enthusiasm. I applaud this, and I am thrilled that Siemens is so deeply involved, providing infrastructure technology such as power distribution equipment and building automation technology at several Games sites.
On every front, from athletics to organization to technology development, the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games provide a tremendous opportunity to showcase the potential for what people are able to create.
As a trusted partner of the Games, we’re committed to our relationship with the Games’ organizers, and all of us at Siemens Canada are eagerly anticipating the most exciting athletic events of the year.
Let the Games begin – Siemens will be there, every minute.