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_Sn1P3r_
08-25-2008, 10:17 PM
Hey Raptors fans.

There has been a thread about where in Canada we were located in. Now I'm asking, what's your background? It would be really interesting to know and we could learn more about one another.

(No racist comments on one anothers' ethnicity please and thank you.)

I'll start. Born in Philippines, but grew up here.

nstojic
08-25-2008, 10:35 PM
born in Serbia, came to toronto when i was 5, 25 now

jrice9
08-25-2008, 10:36 PM
born in canada. 3rd generation canadian. Originally from Russia and Greece

knowledgeGOD
08-26-2008, 01:05 AM
flip

JWalk126
08-26-2008, 01:35 AM
born in Israel, never been to Canada

Honest Truth
08-26-2008, 03:40 AM
Canadian, of Italian parents.

da1nonly
08-26-2008, 08:14 AM
filipino (canadian born)

Mile High Champ
08-26-2008, 08:37 AM
born in Canada, My background is Estonian (in Eastern Europe)

pebloemer
08-26-2008, 08:54 AM
Canadian - ancestors are dutch

Tom Stone
08-26-2008, 08:59 AM
Canidian.......Ancestors are...Scotish,German,French,Welsh,Indian,Irsh

boms-4
08-26-2008, 09:23 AM
born in winnipeg my background tho is polish.

Kianwe
08-26-2008, 09:33 AM
"Real" Canadian - Native, moved around entirely too much to get to know any of my heritage though....that's where the "real" part comes in

raptors_516
08-26-2008, 09:43 AM
i was born in canada
my mom was born in germany and my dad was born in switzerland

kuppz
08-26-2008, 09:55 AM
Italian

Bob_at_york
08-26-2008, 11:11 AM
My Dad was born in Italy, my Mom in Canada.

jdot22
08-26-2008, 11:18 AM
Flip ... born in the Philz ... came here when I was just 11 months old ...

The Wise 1
08-26-2008, 11:25 AM
1/4 chinese, 1/4 irish, 1/4 french and 1/4 english

2nd generation Canadian.

Tom Stone
08-26-2008, 11:50 AM
1/4 chinese, 1/4 irish, 1/4 french and 1/4 english

2nd generation Canadian.

That's a cool mix

Raptors27
08-26-2008, 12:02 PM
Born in nova-scotia, still live in nova-scotia and im Acadian too.

np6526
08-26-2008, 12:14 PM
I was born in Edmonton, grew up in Toronto, moved to North Carolina at 17, now moving to Orlando at 22. I am 100% Indian, India not Native!

I love how cultured our fans are, it's a beautiful thing!

Ps. I will be at every Raptor at Magic game booing the hell outta Dwight Howard for what he did to us last year!

JWalk126
08-26-2008, 12:40 PM
born in Canada, My background is Estonian (in Eastern Europe)

Israel is playing in Estonia today in some tourney in preparation for the EuroBasket preliminaries

killersweet
08-26-2008, 01:32 PM
Came to Canada 15 years ago. Originally from Sri lanka.

Kianwe
08-26-2008, 01:42 PM
I was born in Edmonton, grew up in Toronto, moved to North Carolina at 17, now moving to Orlando at 22. I am 100% Indian, India not Native!

I love how cultured our fans are, it's a beautiful thing!

Ps. I will be at every Raptor at Magic game booing the hell outta Dwight Howard for what he did to us last year!

Ah, the real Indians, not like us fake ones.... Also, I'm 1/4 Norwegian, 1/4 Scottish and 1/2 fake indian (Native American, Aboriginal or whatever they think we want to be called now)

carruthers32
08-26-2008, 03:30 PM
born in Toronto, Ukrainian background tho

nads83
08-26-2008, 03:33 PM
pakistani. muslim

maxgraham
08-26-2008, 03:44 PM
english... getting canadian citizen ship... but i've lived all over

boms-4
08-26-2008, 03:59 PM
come to winnipeg if you wanna see fake indians lol

ink
08-26-2008, 05:14 PM
My family is really mixed: Scots-Irish, German, Norwegian, French, relatives by marriage who are Jamaican and Zambian. It's the UN at my house at Christmas! :) And I'm proud as hell to be part of a mix like that. lol.

_Sn1P3r_
08-26-2008, 09:32 PM
Lol cool. ^^

mjt20mik
08-26-2008, 10:21 PM
Born in India, came here when i was 4.. now 23..
Half Indian Half Irish (dad is irish mom is indian.. not fake indian lol)

Bramaca
08-26-2008, 10:34 PM
British Isles for me, Scottish, English, and Irish.

JermanJaysFan
08-26-2008, 10:38 PM
Both my parents are several (6??) generation Canadians.

ShaunRiching9
08-26-2008, 10:43 PM
a humble fan from a small island called Manitoulin.................its in canada

kelkath
08-26-2008, 11:27 PM
100 % Filipino, came to Toronto when I was 18 years old back in 1999.

style-206
08-27-2008, 02:23 PM
Seattle resident. Sonics fan. Point Guard fan. Once it became obvious the Sonics were gone I had to jump ship - and since I follow international ball I was well aware of Jose Calderon. I like Chris Bosh as well, so becoming a Raptors fan was the obvious choice. But I am a two-timer - I also follow the Blazers, since they have Nate and Roy.

PostYourEyes
08-27-2008, 06:26 PM
FILIPINO.... Born here though >.>

PostYourEyes
08-27-2008, 06:27 PM
I was born in Edmonton, grew up in Toronto, moved to North Carolina at 17, now moving to Orlando at 22. I am 100% Indian, India not Native!

I love how cultured our fans are, it's a beautiful thing!

Ps. I will be at every Raptor at Magic game booing the hell outta Dwight Howard for what he did to us last year!

HAHA, NICE :D

_Sn1P3r_
08-27-2008, 08:35 PM
Seattle resident. Sonics fan. Point Guard fan. Once it became obvious the Sonics were gone I had to jump ship - and since I follow international ball I was well aware of Jose Calderon. I like Chris Bosh as well, so becoming a Raptors fan was the obvious choice. But I am a two-timer - I also follow the Blazers, since they have Nate and Roy.

Welcome new Raptors fan. :)

Halladay
08-27-2008, 09:16 PM
6'th generation Canadian...100% Irish backround. I'm such a stereotypical Irishman, I fight and drink way too much. I'm that drunk guy at games that everyone hates! lol.

_Sn1P3r_
08-27-2008, 09:42 PM
Lol. ^^

Were you at the Argos game against the Montreal Alouettes? 'Cause there was some drunk guy there but it was hilarious.

Talick
08-28-2008, 01:23 AM
come to winnipeg if you wanna see fake indians lol

Me Guyanese. Best not be talking bout us boiii!!

J_B
08-28-2008, 08:46 AM
FILIPINO.... Born here though >.>

ME TOO!

J_B
08-28-2008, 08:46 AM
FROM the Philippines too but born in Canada!

AK-50
08-28-2008, 03:29 PM
Born in Canada

Dads side- Portuguese

Moms side- English, Irish and Scottish

np6526
08-28-2008, 04:48 PM
Me Guyanese. Best not be talking bout us boiii!!

seeeen brejrin! lol

Halladay
08-28-2008, 08:11 PM
Lol. ^^

Were you at the Argos game against the Montreal Alouettes? 'Cause there was some drunk guy there but it was hilarious.

lol nah wasnt me but we come in many forms.

boms-4
08-28-2008, 09:58 PM
Me Guyanese. Best not be talking bout us boiii!!

what are you talking about

Ragun
08-29-2008, 02:10 AM
Came to Canada 15 years ago. Originally from Sri lanka.
Im really a retired poster but I just wanted to throw this post in here. I was born in Canada 17 years ago but my parents are Sri Lankan. (Jaffna, Im Tamil NOT SINGALESE).

a humble fan from a small island called Manitoulin.................its in canada
Say word. Manitoulin Island? My uncle and 3 of his partners own 7 cottages and a house there. I was there like 2 weeks ago.

Tom Stone
08-29-2008, 08:27 AM
My family is really mixed: Scots-Irish, German, Norwegian, French, relatives by marriage who are Jamaican and Zambian. It's the UN at my house at Christmas! :) And I'm proud as hell to be part of a mix like that. lol.

Right on!

Talick
08-29-2008, 06:47 PM
what are you talking about

What do you mean by fake indians?

_Sn1P3r_
08-30-2008, 12:03 AM
lol nah wasnt me but we come in many forms.

Haha :laugh:. ..Very mysterious.

viniciusdcs
09-01-2008, 07:37 PM
Born in Brazil, Lived in Canada for 2 years. many descendants. I'm 2/4 Italian, 1/4 Spanish, and 1/4 Portuguese.


a humble fan from a small island called Manitoulin.................its in canada
Cool, I went camping there a couple of times, beautiful island. Largest freshwater island in the world eh?

_Sn1P3r_
09-01-2008, 08:16 PM
Time to change your sig buddy. ^^

viniciusdcs
09-01-2008, 09:04 PM
I'm too lazy...

bidi_nash
09-01-2008, 11:12 PM
Born in Canada Parents from Canada

boms-4
09-01-2008, 11:41 PM
What do you mean by fake indians?

someone before said before about fake indians so i said winnipeg gots lots of fake indians cuz he said that real indians from from india or something i believe

Kianwe
09-03-2008, 09:51 AM
someone before said before about fake indians so i said winnipeg gots lots of fake indians cuz he said that real indians from from india or something i believe

lol, white guy (columbus) made a mistake and the name stuck, that's all. ;)

p-o-g-i
09-03-2008, 10:41 AM
Born in Mississauga, Ontario... lived there for 20+ years.
- lived in Guelph, Ontario for 2 years
- lived in Houston, Texas for between 2-3 years
- lived in Hamilton, Ontario for almost 5 years
- lived in Toronto for 1 year
- curnelty living back in Mississauga, Ontario

Both my parents were born in the Philippines.

_Sn1P3r_
09-03-2008, 04:34 PM
I could tell by your username. ^ :P

bigtimerapfan
09-03-2008, 07:58 PM
Born in England, moved when i was 13, iam 20 now, got a bit of scotish in me also.

Goon.Weezy
09-03-2008, 08:33 PM
sri lankan...TAMILLL......but born in Canada........SCARBOROUGH

marvILLous
09-03-2008, 08:39 PM
born here but filipino

ShaunRiching9
09-07-2008, 09:50 PM
Say word. Manitoulin Island? My uncle and 3 of his partners own 7 cottages and a house there. I was there like 2 weeks ago.

yeah man Manitoulin Island where are his cottages?

ShaunRiching9
09-07-2008, 09:51 PM
Cool, I went camping there a couple of times, beautiful island. Largest freshwater island in the world eh?


haha yeah boy it certainly is and yah i love it here

hades
09-08-2008, 07:24 AM
Born Filipino, Grew up in Italy then moved to montreal and now live in toronto.

boms-4
09-08-2008, 11:43 AM
we got a lot of Asian fans here good to see

cdnsportsfan
09-08-2008, 04:03 PM
Born in Canada
My father came over from Croatia as a kid (refugee from Yugoslavia at that time).
My Mom is 12th...14th...something crazy up there generation Canadian (her family came over on the original boats from England).

Ragun
09-10-2008, 05:58 PM
yeah man Manitoulin Island where are his cottages?

Lakeview Resort.

_Sn1P3r_
09-10-2008, 08:17 PM
we got a lot of Asian fans here good to see

Haha yea. I didn't expect this many Asians. But living in Toronto especially and it being a multicultural city, what do you expect.

ink
08-17-2009, 01:08 AM
My family is really mixed: Scots-Irish, German, Norwegian, French, relatives by marriage who are Jamaican and Zambian. It's the UN at my house at Christmas! :) And I'm proud as hell to be part of a mix like that. lol.

What are your roots? Good thread from last year.

ink
08-17-2009, 01:11 AM
Here ya go yungballah! Is this the kind of thread you were looking for? From what I gathered today, you're Usain Bolt's closest friend. lol. Isn't that what you said. :)

SA5195
08-17-2009, 01:20 AM
Born in T-dot! but my background is Bengali (Bangladesh), small country beside India, and like right at the bottom of China. :)

yungballah15
08-17-2009, 01:29 AM
Here ya go yungballah! Is this the kind of thread you were looking for? From what I gathered today, you're Usain Bolt's closest friend. lol. Isn't that what you said. :)

thanx ink. exactly what i was looking for. ye usian bolt mom and my mom, where from the same neigherbhood, became good friends, usian bolt was born, when my mom came to canada, my grandma stayed up there, and since usians mom and my mom where close, my grandma babysitted usian bolt. if his mom was to come up to toronto, and reunite with my mom. usian bolt would be family friend.:clap:

yungballah15
08-17-2009, 01:32 AM
born in rexdale, from 2 jamaican parents, momz from montego bay jamaica, dads from lousie. moved to brampton when i was lik 8. now im 14.

Eagles4Lyfe
08-17-2009, 12:47 PM
wow lol this is the most peaceful thread we have ever had its good to see how truly multicultural tdot is...Atleast were not racist liek thsoe damn americans who are racist...But yaa canadian here but lankan background..

THiiRTYONE
08-17-2009, 01:07 PM
filipino (canadian born)

i second that

Mikeleafs
08-17-2009, 01:24 PM
Born in the Soviet Union and came to Canada when it fell apart in 1989... Was one of the very first Russians to come to Toronto (Bathurst & Steeles)!! LOL

td0tsfinest
08-17-2009, 01:29 PM
Im really a retired poster but I just wanted to throw this post in here. I was born in Canada 17 years ago but my parents are Sri Lankan. (Jaffna, Im Tamil NOT SINGALESE).

Say word. Manitoulin Island? My uncle and 3 of his partners own 7 cottages and a house there. I was there like 2 weeks ago.

Yes sir, another tamil on the raptors board. I'm sure there's more of us somewhere around here.
I came left Sri Lanka when I was 2, lived in the states for 2 years and moved to Canada and have been here for 18 years now.

edit:i've read through every comment, and this truly shows how diverse Toronto is

Ragun
08-17-2009, 01:36 PM
Yes sir, another tamil on the raptors board. I'm sure there's more of us somewhere around here.
I came left Sri Lanka when I was 2, lived in the states for 2 years and moved to Canada and have been here for 18 years now.
sweet. which are you from?

RaptorsFanatic
08-17-2009, 01:39 PM
Indian background, born in Canada, both parents born in Mumbai, India.

Honest Truth
08-17-2009, 02:10 PM
I probably posted last year but will add again. First generation Italian. Born from two Italian immigrants, hence my partiality to Bargnani and Bellinelli.

phoenix_bladen
08-17-2009, 02:30 PM
Cantonese Chinese born Canadian!!!!!

and i'm proud!!

nba_4_life
08-17-2009, 02:42 PM
1/2 Persian, 1/2 Arab (Iraq)
Born In Iran, Moved to vancouver when i was 2 years old lived there for 3 years, moved to Ottawa and lived there for 5 years, moved back to Iran for 4 years. Now im in Winnipeg for 5 years now. I am 20 by the way.

Radio Rakeem
08-17-2009, 03:15 PM
I was born in Canada but my background is Guyanese and Jamaican.

BTW...Shout out to my man Usain for SHATTERING the world record once again at 9.58. Only a Jamaica could do that.

yungballah15
08-17-2009, 03:52 PM
^^^^ dun kno yo jamaicans on this psd is flooping. nice to now your background is the west indies.

td0tsfinest
08-17-2009, 03:53 PM
sweet. which are you from?

ever heard of Kooplan?
What part are you from?

jaysfan4ever
08-17-2009, 03:57 PM
Born here, my background is Indian from Guyana. Nice to see a lil mix of people.

canzano55
08-17-2009, 04:19 PM
Born in Toronto Hospital

Mom's Scottish, Dad's Italian.

TDOTRAPS
08-17-2009, 04:33 PM
canadian, parents jamacian, english,irish,scottish and dutch no joke lol

yungballah15
08-17-2009, 04:47 PM
^^ mix breed pitney ehh lol.

lorenz00
08-17-2009, 06:04 PM
Filipino baby move when i was 13 years old.. now im 17 Lol

AFlagRules
08-17-2009, 06:34 PM
I'm from Uruguay. Spanish speaking South American country.

I'm the only South American, aside from the guyanese in this forum LOL..

nbaguy123
08-17-2009, 06:58 PM
im filipino and hawian, but i was born in CANADA!!!! YAHH!

Byronicle
08-17-2009, 07:23 PM
Dad = Mostly Irish but also English, Scottish, French and Apache Indian (Native American)

Mom = Mostly Filipino but also Chinese, Portoguese, and Spanish

beat that

nba_4_life
08-17-2009, 07:43 PM
Im i the only Arab/Persian raptor fan on this forum?

GodsSon
08-17-2009, 08:47 PM
100% Portuguese blood in me...born here though

Dragan
08-17-2009, 08:59 PM
Serbian, came here at 8, grew up here, now im 25.

rapswin98
08-17-2009, 09:09 PM
Torontonian... background: look below vida's ***

smith&wesson
08-17-2009, 09:31 PM
im persian, born in iran and moved to spain when i was like 4 then came T.dot when i was like 7-8 and been here eversince. im 27 now.. can i finally say im canadian or what ?


its crazy how i remember talking to some of the people on here and i would have never guessed theyre back rounds. some of them was suprising.

cool thread.

YungQ89
08-18-2009, 01:05 PM
born in brampton, moved to mississauga when i was 1 or 2, my parents are from Ghana.

MackSnackWrap
08-18-2009, 01:13 PM
Indian born in Canada

MaHaRaJaH
08-18-2009, 08:26 PM
its crazy how i remember talking to some of the people on here and i would have never guessed theyre back rounds. some of them was suprising.

cool thread.

I know right,

Anywho. Born in Cambridge, raised in Brampton, and now back in Cambridge. I'm East Indian (Punjabi). 20 years old.

MaHaRaJaH
08-18-2009, 09:02 PM
Yes sir, another tamil on the raptors board. I'm sure there's more of us somewhere around here.
I came left Sri Lanka when I was 2, lived in the states for 2 years and moved to Canada and have been here for 18 years now.

edit:i've read through every comment, and this truly shows how diverse Toronto is

I seriously thought their would be more Poon-Jabeez, seeing how it's the 4th most spoken language in Canada... I read all the comments and wow, a lot of Filipinos!
Unless the people who claim they are Easy Indian are infact Punjabi...

GCOOKIE7
08-18-2009, 09:09 PM
Born in Toronto because Brampton didn't have the right equipment to get me and my twin outa' that hole.

Durant is hype
08-18-2009, 09:56 PM
Born in Toronto,raised in Montreal.

Sri-Lankan Tamil