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June 22, 2007
Toronto celebrates cricket
Mayor David Miller will join Toronto cricketers in the third annual celebration of the game of cricket, a sport that is fast becoming popular among many Torontonians, especially young people. The game of Cricket also positively connects Toronto’s diverse communities. Organized by the City of Toronto and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Canada, the event will showcase the popularity of cricket in Toronto.

A junior cricket competition sponsored by Bell Canada for children under 12 and youth under 17 will be followed by the feature event of the day - Toronto’s public sector team lead by Mayor Miller playing against the private sector CEOs cricket team lead by Globe and Mail CEO Phillip Crawley. The teams will vie for the Canada Mayor's Trophy.

Date: Saturday, June 23
Time: Children and youth game: 8 a.m.
Official ceremony: 9 a.m.
Adult game: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Sunnybrook Park, 1132 Leslie St.

A series of matches will also take place between media organizations that will compete for the CIMA Canada Media Trophy.

Participating teams: City of Toronto, Toronto Police Services, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto Community Housing, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Citytv, OMNI TV, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Fedex Canada, Coca Cola Canada, ScotiaBank, Peel Regional Police, and CIMA Canada.

On June 21, Mayor Miller accepted the prestigious award from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in recognition of Toronto’s promotion of the game of cricket for the second consecutive year.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government of a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media hotline, 416-560-8726 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Media Hotline, 905-553 0346



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