Chile 2015 Daily Updates
January 3, 2016 Day 8
Tonight is Team Canada’s last night at the Pan American Maccabi Games as our flight home will be leaving Santiago tomorrow evening.
But first, tomorrow morning, Canada’s Open Men’s Basketball team will be facing Team USA in the final game of the tournament. The boys played an outstanding game against Mexico today and won by an amazing score of 114 to 58. This win placed them in the finals to compete for gold.
The tennis tournament concluded today placing Canada on the podium three times. Lauren Liverman and Anton Rabie each won a Bronze medal in singles and one in mixed doubles.
Things are starting to wrap up in Chile and closing ceremonies will take place tomorrow night.
January 2, 2016 Day 7
Happy New Year from Santiago!
Friday got off to a late start following the New Year celebrations. Anton welcomed the year with a win over Chile which placed him in the Bronze medal game. Lauren will also be playing for Bronze tomorrow and our basketball team will be facing Mexico early in the morning.
Friday was a special day as we learned again that Maccabi is a world-wide family and a unique organization. Maccabi USA along with the organizing committee have arranged for eye exams and free glasses for over 1,000 children in San Bernardo, a low income community in Santiago. Team USA donated 2 ophthalmic machines to the Mayor of San Bernardo in the Maccabi Stadium “Estadio Israelita Maccabi”.
We continued the day with a Shabbat service led by Rabbi Carlos Tapiero of Maccabi World Union. The service was held outdoors with the Santiago mountains as a backdrop. We sang and prayed and welcomed Shabbat in an emotional and meaningful ceremony. Following the ceremonies we enjoyed a festive dinner and a much deserved rest today.
We have one more full day in Santiago, Chile and we will be heading home after the finals on Monday.
A beautiful article was written by Sheri Shefa in the Canadian Jewish News about Team Canada, please click HERE to read.
December 31, 2015 Day 5
December 30, 2015 Day 4
December 29, 2015 Day 3
December 28, 2015 Day 2
December 27, 2015 Day 1
December 26, 2015 Delegation Departure Date
They are off to Santiago Chile to compete in the 2015 Pan American Maccabi Games.