More colour and security as Brock plays host for Pan Am Games

With flying colours: Colleen McGuire, a Brock alumna and site coordinator for the 2015 Pan Am Games, gets help raising the flag from Tom Arkell, Associate Vice President of University Services.The Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games flag was raised at Brock today (July 3) as the University prepares to host hundreds of athletes and officials from across the Americas.The teams, who will be here from July 5 through 17, will be competing in Pan Am rowing, canoe and kayak events being held at venues in Niagara.As a satellite village for Games athletes, the University will also be getting added security resources.  Members of the Brock community will see increased security presence around Residence Road (in front of Concordia Seminary) and on Ray Woodfield Drive (between the small traffic circle and Residence Road).Residences being used by Pan Am guests will have restricted access during the Pan Am stay, and police will also be staffing roadside checkpoints on campus. These checkpoints are intended to be visual only, though officers may occasionally speak with drivers, depending on the level of security required.We should also anticipate increased traffic flows on campus roads during peak periods, and the Brock community’s patience is appreciated as the University welcomes some of the world’s top athletes to Niagara.To read more about Brock’s role as a Pan Am site, see earlier coverage in The Brock News. read more