This article was updated as the screening location was changed from the park to the arena next door.
CORNWALL, Ontario – Lamoureux Park was set to become a little Jurassic yet again on Monday, June 10 as the Toronto Raptors look to clinch their first NBA Championship title in game five of the NBA Finals. Due to forecasted weather, the game will be screened inside the Ed Lumley Arena in the Cornwall Civic Complex.
The Toronto Raptors currently have a 3-1 lead over the Golden State Warriors, one win away from the title.
The City of Cornwall, in partnership with local teacher Trevor Deschamps, first decided to turn Cornwall’s largest waterfront greenspace into a Jurassic Park and screen the playoff games live on Friday, June 7. Anywhere upwards of 350 individuals attended to cheer on our provincial team.
A large inflatable screen was put up on the west side of the Cornwall Civic Complex and the public was invited to take part in this free event. O’Neill’s Pub set up a cash bar on the premises for those who want a refreshment.
“I saw these parks popping up in other communities and thought why couldn’t we have one here,” Deschamps previously told Cornwall Seaway News.
The game starts at 9 p.m. and the Toronto Raptors are the first Canadian team to ever make it to the finals of the NBA.