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Derek Seguin was honoured by Mayor George Pirie at Tuesday's Timmins council meeting. He was recognized for organizing the recent Jurassic Park-type viewing parties at the McIntyre Arena for all the Toronto Raptors fans. RICHA BHOSALE/THE DAILY PRESS JPG, TD

Honour for organizer of Raptors watch parties

Many may recognize Derek Seguin, 19, as the captain of the Timmins Rock hockey team.

However, on Tuesday he was recognized by Timmins city council for organizing the recent Toronto Raptors watch parties at the McIntyre Arena.

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Seguin coordinated with David Landers, the city’s chief administrative officer and arranged the Jurassic Park viewing party at the McIntyre Arena for Raptors fans in Timmins.

Mayor George Pirie noted Seguin had included a charitable component to the event, inviting those attending to donate to local food banks.

“Thank you very much, you brought the community together with the great deal of pride and effort, it was uplifting to the community,” said Pirie at the council meeting.