Cricket teams from seven churches in the diocese took part in the Anglican Church Community Festival in Brampton on July 15. The teams and their supporters came from St. James the Apostle, Brampton, St. Jude, Bramalea North, St. Thomas a Becket, Erin Mills South, St. Joseph of Nazareth, Bramalea, St. Bede in Toronto and Holy Family, Heart Lake, Brampton. Among those in attendance was Charmaine Williams, MPP Brampton Centre and associate minister of Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity. On behalf of the Ontario government, she praised the festival for “bringing Anglicans from diverse communities across the GTA together. Your selfless work encouraging the importance of building relationships has created unity and strength among many in the Anglican community.” In addition to cricket, participants enjoyed food and fellowship. St. Bede’s was the top team of the day, beating St. James the Apostle in the final game with a winning the score of 44 runs first.