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Patty Mills to receive keys to the city

By Canfan - 10 July 2014 17

Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has today announced that Canberra local, Patrick Mills, will be awarded the keys to the city next Friday during a public event in Civic which will allow Canberrans the chance to meet the NBA star and recognise his sporting achievements both in Australia and overseas.

Patty Mills was a key player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) 2014 Championship winning team the San Antonio Spurs.

“I know Canberrans have been eager to recognise the achievements of Patty Mills since the San Antonio Spurs were victorious over the Miami Heat in the NBA finals earlier this year,” the Chief Minister said.
“As part of the public celebration, Mills will be presented with the Keys to the City, an honour reserved for the city’s highest achievers.

“Patty has made significant contributions to this city both on and off the court. He is a proud Torres Strait Islander man and a proud Canberran. He has mentored and inspired many young people in this community and we are very lucky to have him call this city home.”

The public event in Civic will coincide with the last day of ACT school holidays and the celebrations will have entertainment for the whole family. Basketball ACT will run Aussie Hoops clinics for budding basketball stars to test their skills and there will be musical entertainment. Deputy Chief Minister, Andrew Barr and Minister for Sport and Recreation, Shane Rattenbury will be present at the event.

“The formalities will take place at midday followed by an opportunity for fans to greet and have photos with Patty and his team mate from the Spurs, Aron Baynes who is a Queensland native,” the Chief Minister said.

“The pair will also be carrying very precious cargo, the Larry O’Brien Trophy, for fans to see during the celebration. The trophy has been already been to Argentina and will also visit France, Italy and Canada as part of the San Antonio Spurs Trophy tour, which will visit the home towns of the Spurs’ international players,”

“This is an historic tour for the NBA trophy as it is the first time it has visited countries outside of the United States and I am excited to see that Patty’s home town, Canberra, will be a part of this global tour.”

(Media Release Katy Gallagher)

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Patty Mills to receive keys to the city
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John Moulis 7:27 pm
11 Jul 14
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Pretty good, but why don’t they include Nick Kyrgios as well?

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dungfungus 9:47 am
12 Jul 14
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Pat would be advised to have his legal representatives with him at the time the keys are handed over in case Andrew Barr includes a rider that the Territory’s debt be assigned to Pat as well.

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miz 5:31 pm
12 Jul 14
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Wow, never heard of him until I saw this post.

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Sandman 8:49 am
13 Jul 14
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John Moulis said :

Pretty good, but why don’t they include Nick Kyrgios as well?

Because the organizers realize that it would be downright rude to make Patty share his moment of glory with someone who’s sport gets a hell of a lot more tv and media coverage.

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montana 12:13 pm
16 Jul 14
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John Moulis said :

Pretty good, but why don’t they include Nick Kyrgios as well?

You’re kidding right?
Did he win wimbledon? did he even get past the quarters?

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Mysteryman 12:37 pm
16 Jul 14
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John Moulis said :

Pretty good, but why don’t they include Nick Kyrgios as well?

Because Nick’s accomplishment is not even in the same realm as Patty’s.

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switch 3:41 pm
16 Jul 14
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What doors in the city will the keys open? Not the Gates of Hell ones in the Parkes Way tunnels, I hope.

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Holden Caulfield 4:46 pm
16 Jul 14
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switch said :

What doors in the city will the keys open? Not the Gates of Hell ones in the Parkes Way tunnels, I hope.

All the secret tunnels in the Parliamentary Triangle, of course.

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bigfeet 6:00 pm
16 Jul 14
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switch said :

What doors in the city will the keys open?

The secret locations where the eligible single men over thirty hang out.

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montana 1:27 pm
17 Jul 14
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Does anyone know exactly what time and where this event is taking place?

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MonarchRepublic 4:30 pm
17 Jul 14
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montana said :

Does anyone know exactly what time and where this event is taking place?

According to the press release above, it is 12pm in Civic…. :)
I have read elsewhere that it will be occurring specifically in Civic Square

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montana 12:52 pm
21 Jul 14
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did anyone go to this?

Dissappointed that the whole ordeal was just a front to push a political agenda rather than celebrate the
San Antonio Spur’s 2014 NBA championship

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Ghettosmurf87 3:18 pm
21 Jul 14
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montana said :

did anyone go to this?

Dissappointed that the whole ordeal was just a front to push a political agenda rather than celebrate the
San Antonio Spur’s 2014 NBA championship

What agenda was being pushed? First I’ve heard of any agenda connected with Patty and Aron touring the country with Larry

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dungfungus 5:34 pm
21 Jul 14
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switch said :

What doors in the city will the keys open? Not the Gates of Hell ones in the Parkes Way tunnels, I hope.

I hope he uses the keys promptly because usually, when an administrator is appointed, the locks are the first things that get changed.

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montana 11:09 am
24 Jul 14
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Ghettosmurf87 said :

montana said :

did anyone go to this?

Dissappointed that the whole ordeal was just a front to push a political agenda rather than celebrate the
San Antonio Spur’s 2014 NBA championship

What agenda was being pushed? First I’ve heard of any agenda connected with Patty and Aron touring the country with Larry

Too much emphasis on Patty’s heritage rather than his achievements, regardless of where his ancestors came from

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