Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Toronto’ Category

Masai Ujiri on winning, changing the Raptors culture, and why he doesn’t feel pressure

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

"If we don't win for the next hundred years, we always think we can win. You always believe that you can. That's what a championship does and that's what it does for the city," Raptors president tells CBC Radio's Metro Morning.

Hundreds gather to watch tennis champion Bianca Andreescu light Eaton Centre Christmas tree

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Eaton Centre Christmas tree

Joined by hundreds of Torontonians eager to witness the official start of the holiday season, tennis champion Bianca Andreescu hosted an official ceremony to light up Toronto Eaton Centre's iconic Christmas tree.  

Liberal Olympian Adam van Koeverden defeats deputy PC leader Lisa Raitt in Milton, Ont.

Monday, October 21st, 2019
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Four-time Olympic medal winner and Liberal candidate Adam van Koeverden flipped the traditionally blue riding of Milton, Ont., defeating deputy Conservative party leader and incumbent Lisa Raitt.

‘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
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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.