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Toronto, Mar 8 (Canadian-Media): Toronto Mayor John Tory and other members of Toronto City Council will join Rem Langan, a member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee's board of directors, and Canadian Paralympic medallists at Toronto City Hall this afternoon (Toronto time) for flag raising ceremony of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, media reports said.
PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Image credit: Facebook page
This ceremonial event will mark the opening of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
It also demonstrates support for the Canadian athletes competing in PyeongChang, South Korea, a sovereign state in East Asia constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
Officially known as the XII Paralympic Winter Games, 2018 Winter Paralympics, an international winter sports athletic event for athletes with disabilities. is being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea,
Flag raising ceremony would reportedly take place on the podium roof which and will be moved to the Queen Street flagpole on Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto on March 9.
Tory would reportedly proclaim, during the flag rising ceremony, March 9, 2018 as Paralympic Winter Games Day in Toronto.
The flag will reportedly fly on the Queen Street flagpole until end of PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 18.
The 2018 emblem reportedly symbolizes a world which embraces one and all.
The emblem combines the image of ice and snow, winter sports stars (athletes), and people from all over the world, coming together in PyeongChang where heaven meets earth.
All five disciplines: Para alpine, Para ice hockey, Para nordic (cross-country and biathlon), Para snowboarding and wheelchair curling would be represented by approximately fifty five Canadian athletes, the largest Canadian athlete delegation to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games.
Ontario would be represented by nineteen athletes, and Erin Latimer (para alpine) and Greg Westlake (para ice hockey) would be from Toronto.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)