By Nick Butler

David Eng, a member of the Canadian Paralympic gold medal winning wheelchair basketball team, is one of the athletes showcased in the video ©Getty ImagesA video has been unveiled by the Canadian Paralympic Committee today to celebrate the one year anniversary until the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

Entitled "Are You Ready?", the video features a number of Canadian medal hopefuls in a "sizzle reel" format, featuring the athletes practising their skills in edgy, innovative ways.

It aims to leave viewers thinking differently about how they define sport.

Among those featured is 17-year-old swimmer Danielle Kisser, who won a 100 metres breaststroke SB6 bronze medal at the 2011 Games in Guadalajara, cyclist Jaye Milley and wheelchair basketball player David Eng, a member of the Canadian team that won gold at the London 2012 Paralympics.

"Are we ready? Yes we are," said Team Canada Chef de Mission Elisabeth Walker-Young.

"In the life of a high performance athlete, one year is a drop in the bucket, now [is] the time to tweak, test the waters and see what they can demand of themselves mentally and physically.

"Danielle, Jaye and David are great examples of the athleticism and character of our Parapan Am athletes and we wish them and all Toronto 2015 hopefuls the best in their final year of preparation for the Games."

Around 1,600 athletes from 28 countries and territories will be in Toronto for the Games which will begin on August 7 next year and feature 15 sports, with qualification positions available for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Among those also marking the anniversary today is Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) President Jose Luis Campo, who believes they can have a similar impact in Canada as the London 2012 Paralympic Games had in Great Britain.

"I am hugely confident that Toronto will deliver the best ever Parapan American Games in one year's time," the official, who was elected APC President last October, confidently proclaimed.

"The planning and implementation from the Organising Committee so far has been first class and already I can feel a real sense of excitement amongst the athletes.

"Two years ago I witnessed how successful the London 2012 Paralympic Games were in Great Britain.

"I really believe that the Parapan American Games can have a similar impact in Canada in terms of raising the profile of Para-sport and changing perceptions of people with an impairment."

Campo also hailed his delight with progress regarding the American Development Programme, a project launched last year that aims to assist 28 National Paralympic Committees build their sport management expertise, strengthen coaching, increase the number of classifiers and facilitate access to specialised sport equipment.

"This is the first time such an innovative project has been implemented by an Organising Committee for a Parapan American Games," Campo said.