A lot has definitely happened in the last year. The world is dealing with a pandemic, as well as protests against systemic racism. However, today Canadians are also remembering a happy occasion: the 2019 Toronto Raptors championship.
Exactly one year ago, the Raps became the newest Toronto team to win a sports championship, ending the city's 27-year dry spell since the Jays won the World Series in 1993.
June 13, 2019 saw the team take victory over the Golden State Warriors in a 114-110 Game 6 win.
"One year ago, our @Raptors made history as the first Canadian team ever to win the @NBA Championship," Tory wrote in a tweet, "To this day, our @Raptors remain NBA champs and I can’t wait to cheer them on again. #WeTheNorth."
He also shared a photo of the famous Toronto sign, which will be lit up in black and red tonight in celebration.
The Raptors also shared a YouTube video on their own account entitled "Forever, The Day," which has fans sharing their memories of the celebrated final game.
The Toronto Sign will be lit in @Raptors red and black tonight to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of our @Raptors’… https://t.co/0egWG07jhr— John Tory (@John Tory) 1592047626.0
It wouldn't be a true celebration of the team, however, without hearing from superfan Nav Bhatia, who was courtside at every single game.
Even though we're apart, we can remember how wonderful it is when we are united. June 13, 2019 - Forever, The Day… https://t.co/iY0Pw8IC1S— Toronto Raptors (@Toronto Raptors) 1592062803.0
"One year ago the entire country came together as one to cheer on our team to our first ever @nba Championship," he wrote on Twitter, "Tomorrow we come together again from coast to coast to celebrate.Join me live on instagram @navbhatiasuperfan , June 13, 530pm. Where were you when we won?"
Still the champs! A lot can happen in a year, but this is a moment we’ll never forget. Happy anniversary, @Raptors!… https://t.co/baiHib3MxQ— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau) 1592066943.0
Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chimed in on the anniversary, tweeting "Still the champs! A lot can happen in a year, but this is a moment we’ll never forget. Happy anniversary, @Raptors! #WeTheNorth #WeTheChamps"