Parapan Am Games officially close with impressive ceremony
International superstar Wyclef Jean entertains thousands at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square
The 2015 Parapan Am Games have come to a successful conclusion after the closing ceremony Saturday night at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto.
The event showcased athletes from around the world celebrating with their families and supporters.
Wheelchair rugby gold medallist Zak Madell was chosen as Canadian flag-bearer for the ceremony.
Canada enters here at the closing ceremony, with the flag being carried in by Zak Madell <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CBCPARAPANAM?src=hash">#CBCPARAPANAM</a> <a href="http://t.co/1VcceHlolQ">http://t.co/1VcceHlolQ</a>—@cbcsports
International superstar Wyclef Jean, who opened the Panamania arts and culture festival last month, returned to Nathan Phillips Square and delivered an inspiring performance, engaging the crowd in French, English and Spanish.
The fireworks show is on full display at Nathan Phillips Square <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CBCPARAPANAM?src=hash">#CBCPARAPANAM</a> <a href="http://t.co/xWUHNnbxmX">http://t.co/xWUHNnbxmX</a>—@cbcsports
The event featured a fireworks show choreographed to the Pan Am/Parapan anthem Together We Are One by Canadian musician Serena Ryder.
Wyclef Jean performs at the closing ceremony <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CBCPARAPANAM?src=hash">#CBCPARAPANAM</a> <a href="http://t.co/OBoQ5GW3Ic">http://t.co/OBoQ5GW3Ic</a>—@cbcsports
It was a successful event for Canada on the playing field.
Prior to the start of competition, the Canadian Paralympic Committee was aiming for a Top 3 finish.
Canadian athletes exceeded expectation as they finished with 168 medals, second only to Brazil with 257.