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Toronto Raptors will play a charity game at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre this month


It’s official, the Toronto Raptors training camp in Victoria will also include a charity game at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre later this month.

After a successful FIBA World Cup Qualifier game between Canada and Argentina, the Friends of Victoria Basketball announced the Toronto Raptors visit to the capital region will include their annual open practice and charity scrimmage game.

Canada’s only NBA team joined the league in 1995 as an expansion team and won the championship in 2019, defeating the two-time defending and six-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

The Raptors will be holding their training camp for the 2022-23 season at the University of Victoria.

This is the second time the Raptors have held camp in Victoria, with the previous time being in 2017.

Training camp runs from September 26th to October 1st, and similar to their last trip, all workouts will be closed to the public—however, on Friday, September 30th, the team will hold their only open practice and scrimmage where the public can attend.

Tickets will be made available starting at 10 a.m. on Friday September 16th at Donations for entrance will range from $20 to $40, with net proceeds going to support local Indigenous organizations.

Once training camp is complete, the team will play five pre-season games, two of which are taking place in Canadian cities, in Edmonton and Montreal, as part of the NBA Canada Series.

The Raptors will face the Utah Jazz at Rogers Place in Edmonton on October 2nd, and the Boston Celtics at Bell Centre in Montreal on October 14th.


Toronto Raptors Open Practice and Charity Scrimmage Game

  • When: Friday, September 30th – starting at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Save On Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
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