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 .

 
SPORT, opening this Summer at the Ontario Science Centre
Thursday, 21 June 2012
On your Mark. Get Set. Go! This summer, as the world cheers on their nations' athletes, the Ontario Science Centre brings back one of its iconic fan-favourite exhibitions - SPORT - for a limited time. Developed by the Ontario Science Centre, SPORT has toured science centres around the world. The exhibition opens to the public on June 25, 2012 and is free with general admission to the Centre.

"As the world gathers to celebrate the Olympic Games, Summer 2012 is the perfect time to bring SPORT home to the Centre ," says Lesley Lewis, CEO of the Ontario Science Centre. "While we watch our elite athletes perform in London, visitors to this exhibition will have the opportunity to test themselves and gain additional insight into the science behind athletic success."

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Jamaal Magloire previews SPORT, an Exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre
Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Media Advisory/Photo Op

Toronto – June 20, 2012 – On your mark. Get set. Go! This summer, as the world’s nations cheer on their athletes, the Ontario Science Centre is bringing back one of its iconic fan-favourite exhibitions – SPORT – for a limited time. Raptors Centre Jamaal Magloire will join students of Shaughnessy Public School as they test the new exhibition.

Time your fastball at the Baseball Pitch, an exhibit that allows guests to try their hand at pitching the regulation 60 feet 6 inches or race a cheetah in the in the 10-metre dash. Twelve interactive exhibits allow visitors to learn about fitness and the human body through sport.

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