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.