Ever wish there was a day to show your love and affection for sports? Move over loved ones, Sports Day in Canada is back for its 3rd Anniversary! It's a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across the country so be sure to show your support for sport on September 29th 2012!
Sports Day in Canada is quickly becoming a very popular event across the country! Especially during an Olympic year. There's good reason for that, sport in one way or another has influenced millions of individuals across the globe. Naming a few benefits, sport has helped countless individuals:
- Improve physical activity levels
- Increase enjoyment with activity
- Improve physical health
- Increase mental performance
- Cope with stress
- Improve confidence and self efficacy
- AND THE LIST GOES ON.......
So what is sports day in Canada? Quoting ParticipACTION:
“Sports Day in Canada, now in its third year, is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across the country. Sports Day in Canada is presented by CBC Sports, Radio-Canada Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport, working with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and enthusiasts across the country. It’s an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the power of sport to build community, fortify our national spirit and facilitate healthy, active living. Sports Day in Canada is generously supported by Sport Canada and is expanding its reach in British Columbia thanks to a first-ever provincial partnership with BC’s Ministry of Health. In 2011, 1300 organizations and nearly one million Canadians “got in the game” and took part."
The week prior, September 22-29th, is community engagement week, where thousands of organizations across Canada open their doors and arms wide to engage their communities in the celebration of sport with an effort to gain momentum for the big day!
Now that you know what Sports Day in Canada is, we invite you to check out the resources below for information on how to celebrate this awesome event.
Ps. Stay tuned for a second post, in the next couple weeks, which will provide creative tips and ideas on how to celebrate this awesome event!
Remember: Keep Positive, Keep Smiling, & Keep Moving!