The Toronto Transit Commission team won the CIMA Mayor's Trophy for 2014 in an exciting match Saturday with the Toronto Police Services team.
The employee cricket team from Rogers Communications won the CIMA Media Trophy and PriceWaterhouseCoopers won the CIMA Accountants’ Trophy.
Among the many spectators at the event, held at Sunnybrook Park, were Councillor Anthony Perruzza, (Ward 8 York West), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, and Jonathan Dart, British Consul General Toronto and Director-General UKTI Canada.
In addition, Martin Saxton, Chair of CIMA (The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants®), Keith Luck, CIMA President, United Kingdom, Raza Hasan, Senior Vice-President of CIBC and NewsTalk 1010 host John Moore were all at the event.
'The CIMA Mayor's Trophy always brings out the top players in Toronto and showcases the popular sport for both novice and seasoned enthusiasts,' said Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly. 'The sport of cricket has been influential in connecting diverse communities, welcoming new players and growing immensely in popularity.'
The event is held in partnership with CIMA, CIBC, Rogers, Newstalk 1010, Toronto Sun, CBC, Metro News, ONESTOP Network and Tom's Place. Several other community partners joined CIMA in supporting this year’s event.
The 10th annual CIMA Mayor's Trophy is a great opportunity to highlight outstanding Toronto cricketers.
'As Chair of the Canadian branch, I am tremendously proud of the CIMA Mayor's Trophy. The success of this volunteer-run event is yet another example of the ingenuity and dedication that is typical of CIMA members,' said Saxton.
'I am delighted to be attending the CIMA Mayor’s Trophy in its 10th anniversary year. This annual event has been a remarkable success in bringing business and sport together and providing opportunities for the younger generation to grow and flourish,' said Luck.
'CIMA is committed to helping young people equip themselves with the skills to meet the needs of business and the CIMA Mayor’s Trophy is a great example of how we provide opportunities for learning and personal development in a number of different settings.'
'CIBC is proud to support this terrific event that brings the corporate community together to help raise funds for school cricket programs across the GTA,' said Hasan.
'CIBC has helped fund the school program since its inception because it encourages children in our communities to get active while introducing new fans to Canada’s fastest-growing sport.'
The Mayor's Trophy, with the help of a myriad of sponsors and community partners, helps to bring cricket to the broader Toronto community.
'The CIMA Mayor’s Trophy has become a cricket tradition. Like the game of cricket itself in Toronto, it continues to grow in popularity and to build deeper roots in the various communities in this great city', said Dart. 'The sponsors deserve huge credit for the support they have generously given.'
Another CIMA initiative, the third annual CIMA Mayor's School Cricket Tournament for the CIBC Trophy, was played in May of this year.
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