Steele - Contributed
Next year Toronto will be the host city of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
This will make it the third time Canada has had the honour of hosting them, they did previously in 1967 and 1999 both times in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
As a part of the countdown celebrations leading to the big games there will be a series of activities, and on Thursday, July 10, Jamaican artiste Steele, who now resides in Canada ,will be in action at Celebration Square located at City Centre Drive in Mississauga.
The free family day of activities will include dance, music, food and sport.
"It's a great honour to represent in the countdown activities. I am looking forward to showing sports enthusiasts a great time, what better marriage than sports and entertainment," the singer said.
Steele who hails from Hanover, is an accomplished musician, songwriter and producer who has earned a reputation as a perfectionist with his professional approach to his music.
The Pan American Games arethe world's third largest international multi-sport games; they are only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic summer games and the Asian games.
The first Pan American Games were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1951 and the inaugural Parapan American Games were held in Mexico City in 1999.
Both the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are held every four years for the athletes of the41 PASO member nations, in the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.