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June 17, 2010
Mayor to host send-off breakfast for youth cricket team heading to United Kingdom
On Friday, Mayor David Miller will congratulate the 12 youth selected for the fifth annual Cricket Across the Pond program. Members of the cricket team, known as the CIMA Toronto Mayor’s Team XI, were selected from Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods and will soon travel to the United Kingdom to play cricket against their British counterparts.

Date: Friday, June 18
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Members Lounge, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The Cricket Across the Pond program is sponsored by City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, CIMA Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada and Bell Canada.

The goals of the Cricket Across the Pond project are to improve access to the game of cricket, introduce the basic rules of the game to beginners, improve physical activity among youngsters, build leadership skills among young cricketers, and provide an opportunity for young people to represent Toronto and Canada abroad.

The Cricket Across the Pond project is part of the overall Sharing Sports initiative of the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division. The aim of Sharing Sports is to increase access to sports and recreation for youth from diverse communities throughout the city. These innovative, creative and alternative types of programming have been developed to reflect interests of the youth of various backgrounds.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to 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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,



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