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    • Sports Day in Canada - November 21, 2015

      September 16, 2015

      Cross Country Canada would like to draw your attention to the sixth annual Sports Day in Canada presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, being held Saturday, November 21st, 2015.

      The goal of this national celebration of sport - from grassroots to high-performance levels - in communities across Canada, is to build, solidify and celebrate the important role good sport plays in our country.

      2015 is The Year of Sport in Canada
      Learn how Canadian sport programs provide access to sport as part of a healthy and active lifestyle by visiting the Year of Sport website.

      Community Engagement – week of November 14 to 21
      In the week leading up to, and including, November 21, local organizations, communities and schools across Canada will throw open their doors to celebrate sport at the local level, and help build momentum for RBC Sports Day. On the ground, in communities across the country, organizers will hold a blitz of RBC Sports Day in Canada events, with community-wide festivals, try-it days, open houses, games, competitions, meet-and-greets, tournaments, fun runs, spectator events and pep rallies that celebrate sport at all levels.

      Celebrate Jersey Day - Friday, November 20
      Friday, November 20 is a national day to show your love and support for sport by wearing a jersey, team or club uniform to school, work or play. From municipal council chambers to office buildings and classrooms across the nation, we envision a sea of Canadians wearing their hearts on their sleeves on national Jersey Day.

      We invite you to join the celebration and register an event for the sixth annual Sports Day in Canada. Your event must take place during the week leading up to (Nov 14 – 20) and/or including November 21st, 2015.

      To get you all pumped, check out the Sports Day in Canada Sizzle Reel!

      Here are some thoughts to get you started on planning an event:

      • If you are already hosting a sport‐related event or activity between November 14 to 21, your organization, team, town or school can register that event as a Sports Day in Canada event.
      • You can throw open your doors for an Open House where your community can experience the sports and activities you already offer.
      • You could stage a free ‘try‐it day’ and introduce your community to a sport they may have yet to experience.
      • You could invite a local high-profile athlete to a meet‐and‐greet before a practice or game, or invite them to kick off your existing event or deliver a short speech about the power of sport in his or her life.
      • Especially in smaller communities, your local mayor or government official might be interested in hosting a demonstration event of your sport, or joining you in challenging another local mayor or government official to a competition or exhibition game.
      • You could host a Sports Day in Canada pep rally at a local community venue. You could consider inviting local politicians, athletes or VIPs.
      • Or create something new!

      Community-Wide Event
      By registering your event by September 24th and sharing how the power of sport is at work in your community, you could win up to $2000 for your organization!

      For your convenience and to assist you with planning your event, here is a list of manuals and posters prepared by Sports Day in Canada.

      Find out more about the True Sport Movement (we also encourage your club to become a proud member of the True Sport movement and adopt the True Sport principles….it’s free, it’s easy and it only makes sense…we certainly are proud to be a member!).

      Check out Cross Country Canada True Sport Page.

      Let’s ‘Get Out and Play’ this November and unleash the power of good sport!