Pachi the Porcupine: Mascot of the 2015 PanAm Games in Canada

By Robert Machado

"Pachi the Porcupine" is the mascot for the 2015 PanAm games in Toronto and surrounding areas. 
It was selected by a panel of children who voted online. It was created by four schoolgirls who got the name of Pachi from a Japanese phrase that means "clapping with joy".

Pachi has forty one quills representing each of the nations that will attend. The colours represent: green=youth, fuchsia= passion, blue= collaboration, orange=determination, and purple= creativity.

Pachi the Porcupine: Mascot of the 2013 PanAm Games in Toronto

The PanAm wristband represent the PanAm Games taking place in Toronto from July 10 to 26, 2014. The ParaPan wristband represent Parapan Am Games from August 7-14, 2014.

The 2015 PanAm Games will be the largest Multisport games ever held in Canada

Jenny Lee, Fiona Hong,Michelle Ing and Paige Kunihiro all from Buttonville Public School in Markham, ON

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