The sixth Annual CIMA annual Mayor’s Trophy was held amidst the uncertainties of road closures and traffic congestions resulting out of the G20 Summit scheduled to be held on the same day in Toronto.
However, it turned out that the G20 had no impact at on the event plans but it was the usual suspect, the bad weather that threatened the event for the third year in a row. Yet again CIMA Mayor’s Trophy eventually prevailed beating both the G20 blues and the weekend that saw over 50 mm rain in Toronto.
The event started on a gloomy Saturday morning with a Chinese Band and a lion dance followed by the ceremonial opening game CEOs team Vs. the Mayor’s team.
The CEOs tam included both the Globe and Mail Publisher Phillip Crawley and the Toronto Sun publisher Mike Power. Mayor David Miller missed the event for the first time since the inaugural event in 2005, due to G20 obligations.
At a press conference held at City Hall on June 18th, CIMA Canada announced the Mayor David Miller Spirit of Cricket Award as a tribute to Mayor Miller. This year marks the last year of Mayor David Miller’s term of office.
With continued threats from the rain that started around 10.30am, eighteen teams taking part in the CIMA Mayor’s Trophy 2010 did not let the rain dampen their enthusiasm to continue with the event. In the end the spectators were treated to one of the most exciting finals games of the CIMA Mayor’s Trophy finals.
Toronto Housing beat Metro News to become the 2010 Champs of the Mayor’s Trophy. Metro News was the winner of the CIMA Media Trophy and Deloitte won the CIMA Accountants Trophy.