ArcelorMittal Dofasco has become a partner with and official supplier to the Games. Our company will provide the steel for the Games’ most iconic symbol, the Cauldron. In addition, a second Cauldron will be made and permanently displayed in Hamilton.
There will be up to 14 tons and 10 types of our steel in the Cauldrons, including our Galvalume®, hot roll, cold roll enameling and tubular products. The cauldrons will represent Canada and the many nations and communities coming together to transform tomorrow through sport.
Hundreds of millions of households across the Americas are expected to watch as the cauldron is lit for the first time on July 10, to officially open the Pan Am Games. It will be lit a second time on August 7 to welcome the best athletes in the region to the Parapan Am Games. The lit cauldron will also open and close daily television broadcasts.
This is a partnership with an event that embodies the strength of people, nations and human spirit. The 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games are the first major international Games to be hosted in Ontario since the British Empire Games hosted in Hamilton in 1930.