Pan Amania!

Only a week away before the start of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am games and guess who's volunteering in the games?!  Yours truly.

About 8 months ago I was approached if I would be interested in line judging the Pan Am games for badminton and of course I said yes, it was definitely an exciting opportunity to see the best games the world has to offer with the best seats in the house.

The journey to becoming a volunteer however was rather a lengthy process, there were online interviews, dozens of e-learning modules to complete within a certain amount of time and several mandatory on-site trainings to familiarize yourself about the venue you were situated in and the specific role(s) assigned to you.

Well I'm happy to report that I've completed all my training and received all my accreditation and uniform, I'm super excited to finally see the games come in our own backyard (so to speak).  As an athlete that once dreamed of going to the Olympics myself, participating at the Pan Am as a volunteer and helping fellow athletes realize their dream by making this event an unforgettable experience is the next best thing. =D

So let's get excited, let's cheer on our fellow athletes and welcome the world to our backyard!

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