Nation Builder of the Year Award: The Toronto Raptors at the Empire Club of Canada

Proudly Presents
it’s inaugural

Nation Builder of the Year Award


The Toronto Raptors

Accepting the Award on behalf of the Toronto Raptors:


President of the Toronto Raptors & Alternate NBA Governor


They did what every politician in the country dreams of, something that is often noted as being almost impossible to do…they brought Canada together as one, cohesive nation: French and English, rich and poor, urban and rural, members of every cultural and ethnic group in the country. 2019 will be remembered in the history books as the year Canada chanted “We the North” to the world, united and strong as they became the NBA champions of the world.

The Empire Club has reflected the history of Canada back to itself since 1903 and acknowledges the vitally important role that the Toronto Raptors played in nation-building over this past year, in making our country stronger and more united. This accomplishment will long be remembered as a pivotal and very positive moment in Canada’s evolution.

Come out and help celebrate not only excellence in sport but also excellence in nation-building, in making Canada the best place to live, work and pursue your dreams in the world. 

This award will be accepted by the Toronto Raptors on Friday, December 13th by Masai Ujiri.

President of the Toronto Raptors & Alternate NBA Governor

Masai Ujiri is in his seventh season as President of the Toronto Raptors, leading the team to the most successful period in franchise history, including a NBA Championship. In June, the Raptors won the first NBA title in the franchise’s 24-year history with a six-game victory over Golden State. In his six years leading the team, the club has won five Atlantic Division titles, made its first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals, set a team record for victories in a season with 59, and complied a 321-171 (.652) regular-season mark.

Friday, December 13th at 12 pm 
The Carlu, 444 Yonge St., 7th Floor


Tickets:$95/$85 members;
Tables of 10: $950/$850 members

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Source: PCMA