News from Kamloops

September 18, 2012

Sports Day in Canada

Kamloops, B.C. - Celebrate sport in Kamloops and the Tournament Capital Centre's 5th Anniversary on Saturday, September 29th. This family friendly event will include games, activities, athlete meet-and-greets, try-it sport demonstrations and events that celebrate sport at all levels.

Saturday, September 29th
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Tournament Capital Centre

Activities include food vendors, free cake, a climbing wall and inflatable obstacle course for kids. Free swimming and other water sports will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Canada Games Pool. Some of the sports demonstrations will include: Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline, Taekwondo, Rowing, Dodgeball, Speedskating, Stand-Up Paddling, Disc Golf, the Kamloops Broncos, Curling, Ultimate Frisbee, Swimming and the Kamloops Track and Field Club. There will be a passport program where kids can get stamps from 5 different sports in order to be eligible for a prize. Nancy Greene Raine, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Winner will be at the TCC from 10:00 to 11:00 am for a meet and greet. A ceremony and cake cutting will take place at noon.

The day will include a broadcast live on CBC. Kamloops is the only city in BC and one of only seven in Canada chosen to be broadcast by CBC.

Don't forget Friday, September 28th is Jersey Day. Back again as a popular part of the Sports Day celebrations, Jersey Day is a nation-wide day to show your love and support for sport by wearing a jersey, or team or club uniform to school, work, or play.

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Media Contact:
Alex de Chantal, Community and Wellness Event/Project Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3828
adechantal@kamloops.ca