Toronto, Ontario - April 16, 2015 - Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Area (Chinatown BIA) is proud to host the 2015 Toronto Chinatown Table Tennis IGNITE Cup Tournament at Chinatown Centre on May 2nd & 3rd, 2015. It is a partnered event with the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games IGNITE Program. The purpose of the event is to encourage the community to learn and participate in table tennis and to promote an active healthy lifestyle.
The Opening Ceremony will be on May 2nd, 2015 at 11:00am and there will be an Awards Ceremony on May 3rd, 2015 at 5:00pm at Chinatown Centre.
The two-day event will feature:
· Two days of table tennis tournaments for participants to connect with people within and beyond the Chinatown community. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners of Juniors, Seniors and All Ages Tournaments will receive awards and cash prizes. All players will be eligible to enter a Lucky Draw to win prizes sponsored by the Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto Zoo.
· Award-Winning athletes Klement Yeung and Jeremy Hazin who will attend on behalf of the IGNITE program to deliver table tennis demonstrations and speeches during the Opening Ceremony.
· A Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games Community Tour that will distribute game information and SWAG.
· A fun opportunity to take pictures and play with Toronto Zoo’s Panda mascot.
Sunny Liu and Steven Pho, Co-Chairs of the event said, “The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport game. Table Tennis is one of the fastest growing sports among the Chinese community. It is an honour for Chinatown BIA to organize this tournament which will build excitement around the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. As leaders of Chinatown, we want to help bolster community spirit through this exciting event. Sports and physical activity are integral to a healthy lifestyle. We hope the 2015 Toronto Chinatown Table Tennis IGNITE Cup Tournament will help inspire the area’s members and visitors to participate more in table tennis and other sports in the future.”
For more information and registration, please visit www.chinatownbia.com.