Celebrating Cricket Programs in Durham Schools
Whitby – On Thursday, there was much excitement for young cricket players as the 2017 CGMA School Cricket Tournament was launched, and school cricket teams who had participated in last year’s event were recognized for their achievements. Durham District School Board (DDSB) Director Lisa Miller and Andrew Harding, CEO of the Management Accounting Unit of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants were on hand for the official ceremony.
Joining the festivities were local MPP Lorne Coe, John Stafford, Chair of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) local Grant Review Team, Mayor Don Mitchell and Mahes Wickramasinghe, Chief Corporate Officer, Canadian Tire Corporation. At the event, MPP Coe and Stafford officially congratulated CIMA on the work it’s doing as a result of receiving a three-year, $65,100 OTF grant in 2015 that’s enabled it to make cricket more accessible for young people in Durham Region, by helping with the costs of equipment and coaching.
“I am pleased that this grant has been provided, adding to the range of recreational opportunities available to young people in our community. It will support programs that improve young people’s quality of life, increase their chances for achievement, and promote healthy relationships.” – Lorne Coe, MPP for Whitby-Oshawa
The DDSB School Cricket program was launched in partnership with CIMA in 2015 and the program has helped introduced cricket in over 50 DDSB schools.
“DDSB Cricket program showcases the power of community partnerships and how it can be used to provide positive experiences to our students,” said Lisa Miller. “I am delighted to see so many of DDSB’s young cricketers receiving cricket awards today for excellence in cricket.”
“We take pride in the great volunteer contribution of our members world-wide” said Andrew Harding. “I am pleased to hear of the tremendous success of this program, that has positively impacted on the lives of school children from Durham”
Last year’s tournament winners and runners-up were as follows.
High Schools (Outdoor) Champions: J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate
Runner-up: Pine Ridge Secondary School
High Schools (Indoor) Champions: Sinclair Secondary School
Runner-up: J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate
Spirt of Cricket Awards: Dunbarton High School and Henry Street High School
2016 Middle Schools Champions: Chris Hadfield Public School
Runner-up: Nottingham Public School
Spirt of Cricket Awards: Michaëlle Jean Public School & Vimy Ridge Public School
An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. www.otf.ca
Durham District School Board is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The Board employs 7,000 teaching and educational services staff. With 131 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the DDSB accommodates more than 68,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB’s website at www.ddsb.ca. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DurhamDSB and on YouTube at DurhamDSB.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. Through our partnership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) we support and give voice to 150,000 Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMAs) across the globe. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organizations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers’ choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders. Professionalism and ethics are at the core of CIMA’s activities with every member and student bound by rigorous standards so that integrity, expertise and vision are brought together. For more information about CIMA, please visit www.cimaglobal.com Follow CIMA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CIMA_News