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We are VERY THANKFUL! – FBL Canada Turkey Ball 2017

By Emar Sy
October 13, 2017


FBL Canada cemented its status as the newest prime movers in the basketball with the successful staging of the 2017 Turkey Ball at Hoop Dome in Toronto. With a total of 71 teams from 19 different ball clubs including teams from Montreal, 133 games in 4 days, thousands in attendance to watch the games FBL Canada Turkey Ball is now considered the largest organized youth tournament here in Canada.

Opening parade was held Saturday morning although games already started Thursday night. FBL Canada Director of Operations Mike Cruz welcomed all participants including team officials, parents and guest who attended the opening ceremony.

Local artist Elle Renee and Gian A wowed the crowd with their high energy song number performances that ultimately gone into a dance showdown between team representatives. “One of the best opening ceremonies I’ve attended in recent years” mentioned by one regular spectator.

The tournament went really well with most of the teams satisfied and happy. The all age group division format and ID system FBL introduced were warmly received as it allowed all youth players to be able to participate and lessened the burden of submitting paper works respectively. “These changes were long overdue and would help further develop the sports and makes things easy for everybody” said by FBL Canada Roger Tarca.

Most the matches were exciting and the fans enjoyed the games. FBL Commissioner Wallie Landicho led the awarding of the winners as shown in photos.

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