Sep 27 2012
Sports Day in Canada moves Nanaimo residents
The City of Nanaimo takes part in third annual Sports Day in Canada
September 27, 2012 – To mark this year’s Sports Day in Canada, a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high?performance levels, the City of Nanaimo is hosting a “try it” sports day at Oliver Woods Community Centre on Saturday September 29, 2012 from 11:30am-3:30pm.
“Sport can be a powerful and positive influence in our communities,” says Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Nanaimo. “Sports Day in Nanaimo is a great opportunity for families and kids of all ages to celebrate their favourite sport or try their hand at something new – it’s all part of finding fun, easy ways to live a healthier, more active lifestyle.”
“The City of Nanaimo believes in the power of sport and the positive benefits it has on people of all ages. We believe that everyone has to right to play and live an exciting, healthy and active lifestyle.” Says Damon Johnston, Parks, Recreation and Culture Coordinator.
Join us at Oliver Woods Community Centre for a free community event to celebrate sports in Nanaimo. The event features a variety of different sports for all ages. The schedule of events for the day is as follows; 11:30am-12:30pm parent and tot (2-5 years) multisport, 12:30-1:30pm children (6-12 years) multisport, 1:30-2:30pm, youth (13-18 years) floor hockey,1:30-2:30pm family badminton, 2:30-3:30 family pickleball (instruction provided by Nanaimo Pickleball), 2:30-3:30 seniors (55+) badminton clinic (Instruction provided by Helen Binns).
About Sports Day in Canada
Sports Day in Canada caps off a week of more than a thousand local events and activities, such as community-wide festivals, try-it days, open houses, games, competitions, meet-and-greets, tournaments, fun runs, spectator events and pep rallies, and includes a special television broadcast on CBC Sports. Sports Day in Canada is presented by CBC Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport, working with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and enthusiasts across the country. Sports Day in Canada is generously supported by Sport Canada, Subway Restaurant, New Balance Canada and B.C.’s Ministry of Health. For more information about Sports Day in Canada, please visit: www.cbcsports.ca/sportsday