So I met some of the Toronto Raptors. All of them basically! Friday night was an unsuspecting night. I was to pick-up a friend at the airport visiting from L.A. Low and behold I notice Marc Gasol of the Raptors coming out of arrivals. And then another. And another. They were basically coming from all directions, but then I remembered the team was just in Tokyo for a couple exhibition matches last week and it was my luck that I was at the right place at the right time! There are several new faces this season, but it’s exciting seeing these and familiar stars from the Team! We did see Kyle Lowry but he was busy with his family so we didn’t want to bother. No sign of Coach Nick Nurse, sadly!
What a time to be from Toronto! We’re like many of you who in recent months have fallen in love with the Toronto Raptors and what the Team have accomplished not only for the City, but also our Country is monumental. We can’t thank the Raptors enough for all their hard work and tenacity. While it was a bit of a test of patience waiting for the Raptors at the NBA Championship Celebration Parade today – thanks to those rebellious Torontonians who refuse to wait behind the positioned barricades, instead crowding the roads, we cannot deny it was worth it.
To see our City come together – people young and old and of all backgrounds – as one spirit cheering for the Team we love, was something we’ve been needing all along. The Parade started at the Canadian National Exhibition, along the Lakeshore and northbound at York Street, en route to its final destination, at Nathan Phillips Square where our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand for the fun!
We were there of course and here are some of the Snaps we got on the Huawei P30 Pro!
Elevation Pictures x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Run-of-Engagement Passes to see TIFF ’16 selection, GIANTS OF AFRICA! Included with the win are official T-Shirts from the Film!
A native of Nigeria, MasaiUjiri’s love for basketball paved his way to becoming the first African- born General Manager for a major North American sports team and he never forgot his roots, or the opportunities presented to him. Giants of Africa exists to create those same opportunities for not only African youth, but also for coaches and mentors who go back to their own homeland to influence future generations. What began simply as a basketball camp in one African country has now spread across four nations: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda.
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Elevation Pictures release GIANTS OF AFRICA exclusively at Cineplex Events Cinema (Yonge & Dundas, Toronto) Friday, April 7, 2017.