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Philippine Basketball Association finals

by Nic Curry, MLA for Kildonan

Throughout my time in office as the MLA for Kildonan, I have become acquainted with many great community organizations. Of these many organizations, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) stood out as a highlight of Kildonan. Founded in October 2001, the PBA was focused on assisting youth in the community. Since then, it has developed into a means for building confidence, developing teamwork, unity and sportsmanship among its participants. Now, men and women of all ages compete, promote active living, and form lasting friendships through sport.

During an era when much of social interaction takes place over social media, the PBA takes initiative; encouraging people to develop meaningful experiences and relationships. The activities hosted by the PBA promote a healthy lifestyle physically, mentally and through cultural awareness.

On March 30th, I had the pleasure of attending the Philippine Basketball Association Finals at Garden City Collegiate. Prior to this event, much of my relationship with basketball has been through sharing a last name with a certain NBA superstar, Steph Curry. I was very impressed by the skill and competitive spirit of the teams.

My appreciation for the sport of basketball has been enriched through this experience. Not only as an activity which promotes healthy lifestyles, but also as a means to bring people together and develop healthy communities. Organizations like PBA are a cornerstone of our community and enrich the lives of all those involved.

I had the distinct honour to present the award for First Place in the PBA Masters Finals. I offer my sincere congratulations not only to the champions, but to all those who competed in the finals. I thank both the PBS Commissioner, Manny Aranez, and PBA Treasurer, Randy Viray, for hosting me and presenting a great day of championship basketball.

In support of this great organization, I encourage you to consider attending the Philippine Basketball Association Fundraiser Golf Tournament to be held at the Kildonan Park Golf Course on August 5th. For more information about this event and much more, please visit:

Organizations such as the Philippine Basketball Association are an essential part of a healthy community and a welcome partner in helping to create a better Kildonan. I encourage all community-minded people to reach out to my office located at 210-1375 McPhillips St. You may also reach me by phone at: 204-339-7852 or by email at:


Nic Curry, MLA for Kildonan (centre right), Randy Viray (3rd from right), Manny Aranez (right) and the PBA Masters Finals Champions