Deputy Mayor to declare Monday 'Raptors Day'
A Toronto Raptors fan raises a flag as fans gather in Maple Leaf Square during the opening game of the NBA basketball playoffs on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (Darren Calabrese / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:30AM EDT
The City of Toronto will proclaim this coming Monday “Raptors Day” in celebration of the team’s “incredible” season.
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly will make the announcement at Nathan Phillips Square on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., alongside Toronto Raptor Greivis Vasquez and coach Dwane Casey.
“Toronto! Join me, @greivisvasquez & Dwane Casey on Monday morning (8:30am) at Nathan Phillips Square to proclaim @Raptors day! #WeTheNorth,” Kelly tweeted on Saturday.
He also called on Toronto rapper Drake to help him mark the occasion.
“Hey, @Drake! You going to help me officially proclaim @Raptors Day on Monday with @greivisvasquez and Dwane Casey? #WeTheNorth #RaptorsDay,” he wrote on Twitter.
The Raptors had an unexpected, record-breaking season this year with 48 wins and an Atlantic division title. The team made the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2008, but were eliminated in Game 7 after a 104-103 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.