The PAN AM Games in Toronto were a unique opportunity for all of us at Port Hope Health Centre to get involved and contribute to the Games. Sandor, our physiotherapist, was selected to work at the Weightlifting Competition held in Oshawa Civic Arena and Dr. Merepeza was the Lead Medical practitioner for the Weightlifting Sport. The Medical Team included 5 MDs, 6 Physiotherapists, 3 Athletic therapists, 4 Massage Therapists and the staff from St John’s Ambulance and Durham’s Paramedic EMS Services. One of the MDs was our own Dr. Kemi Oluyole, Family Physician at Cobourg Health Centre.
Dr. Merepeza, after the weightlifting competition was over, moved on to track and field for the remainder of the games working with Andre De Grasee who won gold in 100m (10.05), 200m (19.88) Canadian Record!
It was a fantastic experience for all of us and we were extremely proud to have participated in this great once in a life time Canadian PAN AM Games.