TORONTO (June 15, 2016) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) and You Can Play invite media to attend a joint announcement tomorrow at Bymark Patio to celebrate the coming together of the sport community and LGBTQ leaders.

CFL Commissioner Jeffrey L. Orridge, along with You Can Play Co-Founder Patrick Burke and Kevin Coon, Managing Partner at You Can Play’s pro bono law firm Baker & McKenzie, will be hosting a celebration at Bymark. His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, will be attending. The Grey Cup, accompanied by two Mounties of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), will also be present to mark the occasion alongside representatives from Baker & McKenzie.

Media outlets wishing to attend must RSVP directly to Lucas Barrett ( to confirm attendance.


CFL and You Can Play announcement


Thursday, June 16, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET


Bymark Patio

Toronto Dominion Centre

66 Wellington Street West

Toronto, ON

In attendance

Jeffrey L. Orridge, Commissioner, Canadian Football League
Patrick Burke, Co-Founder, You Can Play

Kevin Coon, Baker & McKenzie

His Worship John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto
The Grey Cup and members of the RCMP

Lucas Barrett

Coordinator, Communications, Canadian Football League

Paulo Senra

Director, Communications, Canadian Football League

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