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It's game on, Newmarket, for Game 5 of NBA Finals at Ray Twinney

Today’s all-day rain forecast has not dampened the spirits of local Raptors fans who say they’ll come out for the community viewing party that has moved indoors for tonight
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Kiera Kelly, Susan Goudet, Sheryl Wagg, and Andrea Hunter-Victor with daughter Amiyah brought their living room to Jurassic Commons on June 2. Greg King for NewmarketToday

Today’s all-day rain forecast and the risk of afternoon thunderstorms will not dampen the spirits of local Toronto Raptors fans as a strong majority of those polled on the Town of Newmarket’s social media accounts say they’ll join the game 5 NBA Finals viewing party if it moves indoors to Ray Twinney Recreation Complex.

The Town has confirmed that the phenomenon known as Jurassic Commons will move indoors to the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex, 100 Eagle St. W., Newmarket, due to a weather forecast that includes about 10mm of rain expected to fall during tonight's game.

In its poll on social media asking if residents will come out to watch the live-streamed game 5 indoors, 79 per cent of the town's Twitter followers said yes, while 69 per cent of Facebook followers said they would attend.

The doors open at 7 p.m. with game time set for 9 p.m., where the Raptors play a potentially championship-clinching game against the Golden State Warriors.

Do not bring chairs to tonight’s viewing party as the bleachers are available for seating, as well as the floor. A blanket and/or cushions to sit on are welcome.

Guests are welcome to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Newmarket Food Pantry.

Donation bins will be located at the Town of Newmarket booth at each screening.

Admission is free.

Check the Town of Newmarket’s event page for updates.

Editor's note: This article has been corrected as food vendors have not yet been confirmed.




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