EventsCourting Canada: The Growing Landscape of Canadian Basketball with Faiz Ahmed

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Courting Canada: The Growing Landscape of Canadian Basketball with Faiz Ahmed

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Aaniin Branch


The Raptors captured our hearts with their NBA championship in 2019. This year the Canadian men’s team qualified for the Olympics for the first time since 2000. Toronto just got a WNBA team. Basketball is experiencing remarkable growth and achievement in Canada. Join us for this engaging talk with Faiz Ahmed as we explore the vibrant and growing landscape of basketball in Canada. Hear about recent accomplishments on the court and discover how basketball has become a significant part of our cultural fabric.

Faiz Ahmed

Faiz Ahmed has a passion for basketball and developing player talent. Starting as a high school coach and an intern at Canada Basketball where he contributed to revising the nationwide coaching curriculum he now works alongside NBA and WNBA super stars honing their skills and nurturing their talents. His expertise has taken him beyond Canadian borders, coaching professional basketball in South East Asia. He helped China win silver at the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup. Now he’s heading to the Olympics in Paris after helping Team Canada win the bronze medal at the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Oh, and before all this success, he was the Youth Engagement and Outreach Coordinator here at Markham Public Library.

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