Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What is Sports Day in Canada?

As a Team Visa athlete, for the last month I have been counting down and sharing my excitement for Sports Day in Canada via the various social media outlets – twitter, facebook and my website Likewise, for the last two weeks I have been blogging about the value and importance of sports in Canada. But this week I found myself wondering if my passion for this event might have overlooked explaining the obvious – what exactly is Sports Day in Canada about, and how can Canadians participate?

I thought I’d take a moment to see if I can give you a crash course on what this AMAZING day is all about. Trust me – you definitely don’t want to miss out on this event!

Sports Day in Canada is a nationwide celebration of all levels of sport. We know that the power of sports has the ability to improve academic success, create leaders, improve health, decrease risky behaviours, and the list goes on. Sports Day in Canada is about recognizing this power of sport while also promoting a healthy lifestyle. But I’ve got to warn you, only come out and join the action if you are ready to have fun!

So how can you get involved? Well, it’s very easy. You can register and find events across Canada at www.cbcsports.ca/sportsday. If you are a sport organization, team or club you can create and host your own event, like an open house, game or competition. Just be sure to register it online so you can be recognized for your involvement! And if you don’t consider yourself a jock, don’t worry - NOW has never been a better time to get out and get active! Sport is transforming lives everyday, and it can transform yours! I know, because it has for me!

If you are in the greater Toronto area, I’d really love it if you’d come out and join me in Markham at Fletcher's Field with CBC and ParticipACTION on September 17, where Canada will take on USA in rugby! GO CANADA!!!!

Feeling the power of sports,
Nicole Forrester
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