Jamaal Magloire Cultivates Caribbean-Canadian Culture for Summer 2014
Friday, 21 June 2013

Jamaal Magloire, Toronto Raptors Basketball Development Consultant & Community Ambassador, and Toronto Revellers Band Leader, has a full summer of exciting events lined up as he continues to cultivate Caribbean-Canadian culture in the city!

Magloire’s carnival masquerade band—the Toronto Revellers, two-time winners of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s “Band of the Year”—will compete in the city’s largest annual parade for their 8th season this year, under his leadership.

“The end of the NBA season has always represented the beginning of my Toronto carnival season,” said Magloire. “I transition from one passion to another, each and every year. I’m honoured to work with the great athletes and staff at the Raptors organization, and I’m pleased that I’m also able to fully enjoy the carnival experience by remaining in Toronto year-round.”

Preparation for the parade is an ongoing process, beginning in May with the adult costume launch, continuing through the children’s carnival day in July, and concluding with the adult grand parade in August. While Magloire oversees the Revellers team as they constructs their costumes and float presentations, he also organizes a full season of events and activities for the community.

“I love my Caribbean culture, and want to ensure that I create events and opportunities for the community to enjoy the traditions, the music, and the foods of my heritage,” said Magloire. “This summer we will get out and enjoy the sun, and provide events where community members of all backgrounds and ages can have a good time celebrating the diversity of our great city.” ~SMR

Check out the Toronto Revellers event listings for more details.

 
Louise Russo Wave - Empowering Youth Day
Tuesday, 04 December 2012

W.A.V.E. Empowering Youth Day, honours youth, who have ‘Made a Difference’ in their schools and communities, with a Louise Russo Youth or Leadership Award. These individuals took the initiative to organize direct outreach and networking activities that focused on the 3R’s – Respect, Responsibility and the Role of leadership, to create a safer place to live, learn and play.
 
The day provides a platform for past and present Louise Russo Youth Award recipients to share their stories, how their initiative is making a difference and as an award recipient, how they are able to encourage other youth (their peers) to believe that one-by-one we can all make a difference.

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Raptors Name Jamaal Magloire Basketball Development Consultant & Community Ambassador
Sunday, 18 November 2012
The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday that Canadian-born centre Jamaal Magloire has joined the organization as a basketball development consultant and community ambassador. Magloire will assist with player development programs, help the coaching staff with individual skill development of players, and appear at organizational events and functions.

Magloire spent last season in a Raptors uniform, becoming the first Canadian to play for the club. He was born in Toronto and attended high school at Eastern School of Commerce.

A veteran of 12 NBA seasons, Magloire owns career averages of 7.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 22.9 minutes in 680 outings. He appeared in 46 postseason contests, averaging 7.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 19.8 minutes.

Magloire’s best statistical campaign came in 2003-04 when he averaged 13.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 33.9 minutes in 82 games with the New Orleans Hornets. He was one of only 11 players that season to average a double-double.

Magloire captured Eastern Conference Player of the Month honours in April 2004, averaging 21.7 points and 12.1 rebounds. He was named to the Eastern Conference squad for the 2004 NBA All-Star Game held in Los Angeles, where he totaled 19 points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes.

Magloire was selected in the first round (19th overall) by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2000 NBA Draft. He has seen action with the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat and the Raptors.
 
A Brush of Hope - Celebrity Paintings for Kidney Research
Thursday, 25 October 2012

Let the bidding begin!!!

From now until October 30, 2011 you’ll have a chance to bid on some one of kind artwork created for wonderful cause.  Check out this BIG CAT one of a kind painting being AUCTIONED NOW on eBay in support of The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

A Brush of Hope is a fundraising project of The Kidney Foundation of Canada and each year celebrities from all across Canada pick up a brush and pitch in to raise much-needed funds for kidney research. Cool that the initiative is based in the picture province - New Brunswick.

These paintings are now being auctioned off on eBay.ca so that people from across the world can have a chance to own a very special masterpiece from one of Canada's most famous folks.

Leonard Cohen, Holly Cole, Bif Naked and Brent Buchanan are just a few of the celebrities who have taken up brushes and paints to create small masterpieces to help the estimated 2.6 million Canadians who either have kidney disease or are at risk. You can view them all on eBay .

 
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