August 12, 2016 (Toronto, ON) - Valentina celebrated her quinceañera with family and close friends. The quinceanera is the special 15th birthday that marks the coming of age for young Latin American women.
The Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games were a showcase of determination, sportsmanship and appreciation.
Photographing the Parapan Am Games was truly gratifying. See below for just a small selection of memorable photos and moments. There were many occasions where I was in awe of the athletes who demonstrated a tremendous competitive spirit while at the same time showing genuine camaraderie with their opponents.
Canada did extremely well to earn the second most gold medals and total medals. I look forward to Team Canada carrying this momentum to Rio 2016 Paralympics.