East Tribute Game and Community Fair

Led by our Next Generation team, this community building event honours Roger Obata, the founding president of the NJCCA-NAJC. Obata organized games between JC and Indigenous teams in the 1930s in Prince Rupert, BC. An outgoing, team player through his lifetime, Obata was VP of the NAJC when redress was achieved. It will be a fun and friendly day combining athletics, authors, art, activism and more.


PARTICIPANT CATEGORY | $5 registration fee (includes complimentary t-shirt)
Basketball skill-building and fun activities for youth, the young-at-heart and all ages.

Participant T-Shirts








PLAYER CATEGORY | $25 registration fee (includes complimentary jersey)
A more competitive all gender 5-on-5 game. It’s suggested that participants for the 5-5 game have played organized basketball at the high school level or higher, or equivalent experience outside of an organized setting.

To register as a player contact [email protected] or [email protected]
There is limited availability for the 5-on-5 game so don’t wait to contact us. Once your spot is confirmed you will receive a link to register.

Player Jerseys






SPECTATORS / ATTENDEES | Optional donation to Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
No registration required.
Optional Donation


Partially cover the cost of renting a NBA size court and community space.


Participant T-shirts  and jerseys are complimentary thanks to our sponsors:

https://badal.io/ & www.hockeylion.ca

The amazing event logos were created by @stevenhasegawa.art

You must be present at the event to claim your complimentary t-shirt or jersey.


To remember the game organized by Roger Obata we have extended complimentary invitations to Indigenous participants. There is no charge for spectators or for entry to the community fair. Please contact us if you require a fee accommodation for other reasons.

There are limited spots available for JC or Indigenous authors, artists, artisans or organizations to promote their activities at no charge. For any and all information contact [email protected]

We look forward to having local authors, artists and organizations on hand. As well, there will be a half-time performance by the Kizuna Yosakoi dance team of Toronto. Check out this video of their Pride Parade participation here:

So excited, hope to see you on Sunday, November 5th at BallMatics


Kristofer Sakamoto-Marshall
Chair, Next Generation – Youth Council


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