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June 27, 2008
Media Advisory - Toronto celebrates Cricket
Mayor David Miller and Police Chief William Blair will join Toronto cricketers in the fourth annual celebration of Cricket, a sport that is fast becoming popular among Torontonians and connects the city’s diverse communities. The City of Toronto is partnering with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Royal Bank of Canada and corporate and media institutions to raise funds towards the Cricket Across The Pond scholarship program that will provide UK cricket training to the CIMA Toronto Mayor’s X1 team.

A cricket demonstration by the touring CIMA Toronto Mayor’s X1 will begin the day’s events. Junior cricket will be followed by an exhibition 5 Over Cricket game between the Toronto Public Service team, led by Mayor David Miller, and a private sector CEOs team, led by the Globe and Mail Publisher, Phillip Crawley. Seventeen cricket teams from Toronto will then join the event showcasing the popularity of cricket.

Date: Saturday, June 28
Time: Cricket demonstration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.; children and youth game from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; official ceremony at 10 a.m.; adult game 10:30 a.m.
Location: Sunnybrook Park, 1132 Leslie St.

This year’s participating teams are: CIMA Toronto Mayor’s X1, Toronto Police Services, TTC, GO Transit, Toronto Community Housing (TCHC), Globe and Mail, Metro News, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, CBC, Citytv/OMNI, ATN, RBC, Fedex, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact: Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726,



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