Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Toronto’ Category

‘That means a lot’: New Raptors coach Brittni Donaldson happily takes on job of role model

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

New Raptors assistant coach Brittni Donaldson, the tenth female assistant coach in NBA history, says she takes being a role model for young boys and girls seriously.

Mississauga plans big tribute for tennis star Bianca Andreescu today

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Ten of thousands are expected to gather in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday to cheer tennis star Bianca Andreescu.

Raptors release team-branded sports hijab inspired by Toronto Muslim athletes

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Raptors hijab

The Toronto Raptors say a new line of team-branded hijabs is part of a broader effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures. 

#ShetheNorth rally for Bianca Andreescu set for Sunday in Mississauga

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The good times for Bianca Andreescu will keep rolling on Sunday, when her hometown of Mississauga holds a public rally to celebrate the tennis star's recent victory.

#SheTheNorth: Bianca Andreescu always dreamed big. Now she’s inspiring others to do the same.

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Bianca Andreescu

Long before she ever became a household name, Bianca Andreescu had her sights set on greatness — quite literally, with the words "I won" written on her hand before taking to the court.

‘She is the star now’: Fans react to Bianca Andreescu’s Rogers Cup victory

Monday, August 12th, 2019
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Canadians celebrated on Sunday when 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont, became Rogers Cup champion — the first Canadian woman to win the tennis tournament in 50 years.

Raptor Serge Ibaka used to go hungry, now he’s giving back in Regent Park

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

A special guest made an appearance at the weekly "Taste of Regent Park" event Wednesday. The Serge Ibaka Foundation partnered with the Regent Park Community Food Centre to provide thousands of free meals to the community.

Toronto school restarting football program after hazing scandal

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Toronto St. Michael's College School

A prestigious Toronto private school is reinstating its football team in the wake of an investigation into systemic hazing and bullying that resulted in charges levied against some of its students.

‘Girls can do anything’: Ashlynn Jolicoeur to play in U.S. all-girls baseball tournament

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Ashlynn Jolicoeur

At eight years old, Ashlynn Jolicoeur is already a superstar on the Canadian baseball circuit, and she has big plans for the future.

Bid launched to bring WNBA team to Toronto

Friday, July 12th, 2019
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While basketball fever remains at an all-time high in Canada, a group says it has launched a bid to bring a Women's National Basketball Association team to Toronto.