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Pan Am mural for UTSC marks two-year countdown to games

UTSC received a mural created by celebrated sports artist David Arrigo to mark the two-year countdown to the Pan Am Games.

A mural given to the University of Toronto Scarborough will serve as a permanent memento to celebrate the countdown to the Pan Am Games in 2015. 

As one of the host venues for the upcoming games, Toronto 2015 CEO Ian Troop presented the mural to UTSC Principal Franco Vaccarino.

The mural, created by celebrated sports artist David Arrigo, depicts the athletic events set to take place at the future Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre during the games set against an image of the Scarborough Bluffs. Arrigo visited all 13 Games' host municipalities to capture their unique cultural and sporting history in the original artworks.  He is known for his bold and energetic style in creating a narrative from images.  

Arrigo has painted at the world's biggest sporting events, including the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and he is also known for working with NHL goaltenders to produce the art on their masks.  He first became known for his painting of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, commissioned by the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

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