King residents part of sports history

By Mark Pavilons

There’s a little bit of King Township in the country’s celebrations of two major sports successes.
The Toronto Raptors were greeted by unbelievable, record crowds Monday who lined Toronto’s parade route and watched the event unfold on TV. Estimates put the attendance as high as two million.
According to reports, this parade outpaced those held for the World Series champs, the Toronto Blue Jays, in 1992 and 1993.
Kettleby’s Kathy Cartan, who owns Motive Media, had a hand in decorating the double-decker buses who took the Raptors through the streets of Toronto. Motive wrapped 5 double decker buses, more than a dozen Ford vehicles, and created the banners in Nathan Phillips Square and above the stage.
Kate Glassow explained they got the official go ahead on the project when the Raptors won the Championship on Thursday night. The parade was scheduled for Monday, which meant “we had 72 hours to wrap 5 double decker buses, decal 19 Ford vehicles, a trolley bus and a retro TTC bus. Needless to say, this is a borderline impossible timeline for so much work, but our amazing team pulled it all together! We are so proud to be a small part of Canadian sports history!”
Motive Media’s HQ is in Bolton, and most of our employees live in/around the King Township area. They are an award winning large format digital graphics company, specializing in interior and vehicle graphics, and all things design. They design and create images – usually large ones – and apply those images to everything from business cards, to transport trucks, to boardroom walls and everything in between.
King Township’s municipal offices opened up to the public for our own version of “Jurassic Park,” for the Game 6 victory Thursday night.