Show your support for sport

National Sports Day is just around the corner and communities across Canada are getting ready to show their support for sport.

The Free Press staff will be wearing jerseys on September 28 in support of National Sports Day.

National Sports Day is just around the corner and communities across Canada are getting ready to show their support for sport.

Sponsored by Sport Canada, and with a first time provincial partnership with B.C.’s Ministry of Health, the third annual celebration of sport is bigger than ever. From grassroots programs to high-performance levels, National Sports Day recognizes the importance of sport. Taking place on Saturday, September 29, it gives Canadians an opportunity to celebrate how the power of sport helps build community, fortify national spirit, as well as encourage healthy, active living.

Sparwood Secondary School has rescheduled their annual Terry Fox Run for September 28, to coincide with Sports Day. Here at The Free Press office, we’ll be donning sport jerseys on September 28, to take part in Jersey Day. Part of the lead up to Sports Day, Jersey Day is all about showing your passion for sport by wearing a jersey, team, or club uniform to school, work, or play.

Jersey Day is just one part of the festivities taking place the week before Sports Day. During the week up to, and including September 29, over a thousand local organisations, communities, and schools across the country will host Sports Day events. From competitions and tournaments, to festivals and pep rallies, there’s something for everyone, and it’s not too late to get involved. Organisers are encouraged to create something new, or simply register an existing event on the Sports Day in Canada website.

For more information on National Sports Day, and to search for local events, visit www.sportsday.cbc.ca.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

EDITORIAL: Editor bids farewell

Editor Paige Mueller will be leaving The Free Press team at the end of July

Aislinn Dressler competes in 2020 Youth Innovation Showcase

Dressler was a finalist at the showcase, exhibiting her energy efficient fridge design

Stories decorate city pathways for new reading initiative

The Fernie Women’s Resource Centre began the initiative in support of the local early years community

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

Metal detector rings true for Cranbrook couple

A Cranbrook couple went looking for a missing ring after reading a plea on Facebook

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory

Software allows users to visualize what a mountain might look like if the trees on its slopes were logged

All inquiry recommendations implemented after fatal Port Hardy RCMP shooting: Ministry

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the RCMP officers involved of wrongdoing

Most Read