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City of Toronto launches 2015 edition of the CIBC Trophy Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament presented by CIMA Canada

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City of Toronto launches 2015 edition of the CIBC Trophy Mayor’s School
Cricket Tournament presented by CIMA Canada
Toronto Mayor John Tory, Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10 York
Centre), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee,
and Martin Saxton, Chair of the Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants (CIMA), today officially launched the fifth annual CIBC
Trophy Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament presented by CIMA Canada.
Also taking part in the launch were Raza Hasan, Senior Vice-President
of CIBC; Angelos Bacopoulos, Associate Director, Toronto District School
Board; and Nick Biagini, Program Coordinator, Health and Physical
Education and the Arts, Toronto Catholic District School Board. John
Moore, Newstalk 1010 host, was the event’s MC.
“Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and its
popularity is on the rise in Toronto,” said Mayor John Tory. “The 2015
Mayor¹s Cricket Challenge is a celebration of sport for our young
cricketers who are acquiring leadership skills and learning about
teamwork and living healthy, active lifestyles.”
“This is a great opportunity for Toronto’s young cricketers to
experience tournament play, and to build skills in sport, cross-cultural
communication and leadership,” said Councillor Pasternak.
The 2015 tournament will be held May 11 to 15 at Sunnybrook Park and G.
Ross Lord Park. The Greater Toronto Area finals will be held May 30 at
Sunnybrook Park. More information is available at
The CIBC Trophy Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament presented by CIMA
Canada is a way for CIBC and CIMA to extend its support, engage youth
and contribute to the community and the sport of cricket.
“CIBC is proud to support a program that encourages children in our
communities to get active while promoting and developing the game of
cricket in the GTA,” said Hasan. “We look forward to presenting the CIBC
Trophy to the tournament champions.”
“This tournament is a fantastic event that has given hundreds of young
people the chance to enjoy the sport of cricket,” said Saxton. “It has
grown far beyond our expectations, and I am very proud of the great work
done by our members to make it such a success.”
Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in Toronto, rivalling
basketball in some schools. Played in more than 100 countries around the
world, it is increasingly popular with school-age children and youth
across the city. More than 50 school teams take part annually in Toronto
Details about the recipients of individual awards at last year’s
tournament are available at http://cima.mayorscricket.com/2014/.
Additional information about the event sponsors follows.
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11
million personal banking and business clients. CIBC and our employees
are committed to the social and economic development of our communities,
with a focus on Kids, Cures and Community. In 2014, CIBC supported over
420 communities across Canada, contributing more than $42 million to
1,780 charitable and non-profit initiatives, including the Canadian
Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC Children’s
Foundation and United Way. You can find other news releases and
information about CIBC on our corporate website at
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, founded in 1919, is
the world’s leading and largest professional body of Management
Accountants, with over 227,000 members and students operating in 179
countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students
work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit
organizations. CIMA has formed a joint venture with the American
Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to establish the Chartered Global Management
Accountant (CGMA) designation. CGMA is the global quality standard that
further elevates the profession of management accounting. For more
information about CIMA, please visit http://www.cimaglobal.com. Follow
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America,
and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a
global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is
consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is
proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American
Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs,
Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit
http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or
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