Amanda Rheaume
MNO citizen Amanda Rheaume. Photo credit:
Sean Sisk Photography.

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Amanda Rheaume is the newest Métis artist to be added to the lineup of entertainers performing at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games (TO2015) Aboriginal Pavilion. Rheaume is set to perform at the Garrison Commons (adjacent to Fort York) on July 26, 2015. Earlier this month, it was announced that Métis fiddler Sierra Noble will also be performing at TO2015.

“I am excited to be included in this great event,” said Rheaume. “It is great that Métis performers like myself are being included. I see this as a great opportunity to let people from all over the Americas learn more about our story.”

Creating meaningful Aboriginal participation is a focus of TO2015. The Aboriginal Pavilion at the games will offer diverse performances, demonstrations, commissions and activities to celebrate and share the Indigenous cultures of the Americas at three locations across the city of Toronto: the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto; Garrison Commons (adjacent to Fort York); and Planet IndigenUs at Harbourfront Centre.

The TORONTO Pan Am Games take place from July 10 to 26 and the Parapan Am Games from August 7 to 15 and will involve municipalities stretching from Oshawa to Welland. During the games, close to 7,000 athletes from across Latin America, South America, the Caribbean and North America will put their years of intense training, perseverance and sacrifice to the test in world-class competition in 36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports.