Thursday, September 8, 2011

Get in the Game with Sports Day in Canada

Love is in the air! Yes, sports love. The second annual Sports Day in Canada is right around the corner. On Saturday, September 17, 2011, all Canadians will come together as a sporting nation to celebrate all the good things that sport brings to their lives. There is still time for Canadians to plan and share the events they have happening in their communities for the entire week actually, from September 10 – 17, 2011. Have you registered your sports-related event yet to share in the country’s excitement!?
Hosted by CBC TV Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport, Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of all levels of sport across the country. From grass roots to elite sport -- local organizations, house leagues, schools, clubs, gyms, national teams – they are all encouraged to be part of the powerful and united message of the importance sports play in our lives, and how sport is woven into the very fabric of this nation.
In 2010, hundreds of thousands of Canadians tuned in to CBC TV Sports to watch the broadcast, while over one million people took part in events as participants, spectators or volunteers. Awareness statistics showed that over six million people were involved in some level with Sports Day in Canada.
It’s ok to boast. Be proud to tell the nation what is going on in your community. Get involved. Or find an event in your town and bring a friend to join in on the fun. From sports to fitness to promoting healthy lifestyles, make sure to share in the country’s celebration of this fabulous day!
Sports Day in Canada is made possible with financial support from the department of Canadian Heritage (Sport Canada) with the Government of Canada.

For more information on sport or fitness activities, please contact SIRC.

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