Originally published on May 15, 2015. Interview, editing and producing by Lindsey Craig.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will leave a legacy to Toronto and Canada, says Canadian Olympic medallist Alexandre Despatie.

Specifically, the Montreal diver says the construction of new, world-class sports venues in the Toronto area combined with the chance for Canadian athletes to compete at home is an investment in Canada’s future success.

Watch the video above to see athletes in action at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) – the new state-of-the-art sports facility in Scarborough – built for the Games and beyond.

Plus, hear Despatie describe what it means to compete on the world stage in front of family and friends.

Remember, the Pan Am Games are July 10-26 and the Parapan Am Games are August 7-15. Be there!