BRAMPTON, ON, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - City Hall: Brampton has a thriving
and growing cricket community, that includes fans and players of all
ages, Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell said today.
Fennell made the comments, along with representatives from the Chartered
Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Canada, the Region of Peel
Secondary Schools Athletics Association (ROPSSAA), and CIBC, at the
launch of the inaugural CIMA Mayor's School Cricket Tournament - CIBC Trophy in Brampton.
The tournament, organized and sponsored by CIMA and CIBC, aims to engage
young, aspiring school cricketers and offers an opportunity to showcase
their skills and passion. Student players, school coaches, and other
local dignitaries were on hand for the launch. Brampton City Council
recently voted to support the tournament in the form of in-kind
facility rentals as well as event coordination assistance, valued at
Amal Ratnayake, Chair of CIMA Canada, said "CIMA is not just about
helping business succeed, it is about helping people succeed."
Ratnayake added "One of the ways we can do this is to instill in young
people key business skills such as team work, leadership and
perseverance, as well as an understanding of other cultures. That is
exactly what the CIMA Mayor's School Cricket Tournament provides. I
look forward to an even more successful tournament in 2013."
CIBC Senior Vice-President, Raza Hasan, said "CIBC is proud to support
an inclusive event that is engaging children in our community in a
healthy activity and fostering the growth of cricket in one of the
world's most multicultural cities. We look forward to awarding the CIBC
Trophy to the tournament champions."
Tony Pontes, director of education at the Peel District School Board,
said "At the Peel board, we understand that a healthy school, one that
promotes nutrition and exercise contributes in large part to student
success." Pontes added "I'd like to extend our appreciation to CIMA,
the City of Brampton and CIBC for providing youth in the GTA with the
opportunity to compete in this tournament."
The tournament will take place from May 20-23. Champions of the CIMA
Mayor's School Cricket Tournament in Brampton will go on to compete
against the champions from similar CIMA events in Toronto, Mississauga,
and Markham at the GTA Finals scheduled for June 1.
Fennell concluded "It's only fitting that we host today's launch during
National Volunteer Week. I wish to further recognize all those men and
women who volunteer their time, energy and leadership as inspiring
cricket coaches and mentors."
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SOURCE: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants