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Pan Am Volunteer: Cai Wenqing

Cai Wenqing: It's like we are holding a big party!

U of T Scarborough is not only one of the major hosts for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan American Games, we also have active alumni, students, faculty and staff who are volunteering at venues across the region. Over the course of the Games, we’ll feature some of these volunteers and what they’re doing to help. Today we feature Cai Wenqing, a fourth-year student in management finance.

What is your role?

I am the event host, it’s the front line of the games. We check tickets, arrange people into their seats and maintain order during and after the event.

What do you think of the new Pan Am facilities at UTSC?

The new Pan Am facilities is quite big. And it is great and thoughtful that they do have women hours in the gym.

Why did you get involved?

I have always been excited about these games since I first saw a presentation about it. And it game involves many nations, so for me, it is like we are holding a big party. And I love a big party and I am glad to see so many different cultures engaged in one place.

What do you hope to achieve while volunteering?

I want to enhance my communication skills.

What are you most excited about?

I am excited about the opening and closing ceremony and the diving events.

Why is volunteering important to you?

Volunteering is the best way to enhance my interpersonal skills and it is also the quickest way to make friends.


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