Big Cat's Corner | MEN OF HONOUR
Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Big Cat's Corner I am still overwhelmed and humbled by my experience last night (March 27) with the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA). Along with nine other men, I was given a “Distinguished Men of Honour” award in a ceremony at the Pantages Hotel.

It was a well-attended and well-organized night. The BBPA President Pauline Christian and the Chair of the Harry Jerome Awards Karlyn Percil, along with the rest of their team, did a great job welcoming us and presenting a classy event.

The other recipients were Kardinal Offishall, Al St. Louis, Mark Beckles, Marlon Reid, Nathan Downer, Lytton Barrett, Dwight Drummond, Julian Falconer, and Mark Cummings. It was nice to see that the work of these men has not gone unnoticed. It was something to feel proud of, knowing that even though at times our community is portrayed negatively (particular the men!), there I was standing amongst black Canadian leaders and legends and we all had a unique story to tell.

Jamaal Magloire Receives BBPA Distinguished Men of Honour Award
Tuesday, 27 March 2012

BBPATORONTO, ONT. (March 2012) – In recognition of his community initiatives, contributions to Canadian culture, and recent return to his hometown of Toronto as a player on the Toronto Raptors basketball team, Jamaal Magloire was presented with a Distinguished Men of Honour award by the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA). At the BBPA Exchange ceremony on the evening of Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Pantages Hotel in Toronto, Magloire was one of ten men who were celebrated for their achievements in paving positive paths for others in the community.

Big Cat's Corner | ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Big Cat's Corner We’re two-thirds of the way into the 66-game season. We usually have an 82-game season, but even though we’re playing lesser games, the frequency makes it seem like a full season…and then some! Normally we would play four games a week at the most—and that would only happen once or twice during the season—but now, sometimes we have five or six games a week and trust me boy, it’s starting to take its toll on this veteran’s body!

Traveling can be tiring! From the arenas, to the hotels, to practice, to the flights, and airports, and buses, and back to the arena, it is definitely exhausting. Thankfully, the Raptors have done their best to make our accommodations as comfortable as possible and Air Canada provides the team with a chartered plane.

Big Cat's Corner | MARCH BREAK
Thursday, 08 March 2012

Big Cat's Corner It’s been a nice winter. Decent weather. Not too cold for my first season back in Canada. It’s no Miami…but it’s definitely been refreshing. This is the time of year when spring is just around the corner, and everybody is ready to transition into a new mode. I think I can speak for most people when I say that I’m ready to shake off the winter and get ready for some sunshine!

I remember when I was young, March Break was always that sign that the school year was almost done…almost. It was so important to have that week off to relax and refresh. We didn’t realize it at the time, but we probably physically needed that rest before finishing off the school year. I didn’t do much during March Break as a child, but hang around and just enjoy my time off with my friends.

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