News from Kamloops

Nov 21, 2014

Get Ready to Celebrate Sports Day in Canada!

Kamloops, B.C. – Will you be attending the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday November 29th? Why not warm up afterwards from 12:00 to 3:00 pm with free hot drinks at the Sports Day in Canada celebrations taking place following the parade at Stuart Wood Elementary.

The City of Kamloops has partnered with PacificSport Interior BC, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation, School District #73 and Kamloops Adapted Sports Association to deliver an exciting line up of activities to celebrate sport in our community. Formalities, including presentations from MLA Ministers Terry Lake and Todd Stone and Mayor Peter Milobar, will take place at noon.

Come and try Wheelchair Basketball, Rocks n Rings Curling, or Nordic Skiing on our man-made track, presented by Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. There will be kids-sized skis, boots and poles for all to try. PacificSport Interior BC will have a Funzone engaging youngsters to get active. There will also be free face painting, bouncy castle and photo booth, with a live DJ.

The City is also hosting a drop-in street hockey tournament, so bring out your sticks and/or goalie equipment to play four-on-four for your chance to win prizes. There will also be some hockey sticks available. The tournament is for ages 8 to 15, with a max of 7 players per team.

Other activities taking place around town in celebration of Sports Day include:

On Saturday, November 29th the Canada Games Aquatic Centre will host a free swim from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, with activities and games from RipTech Dive Club, Sun Rays Synchronized Swimming Club, and the Kamloops Canoe Kayak Club. From 6:00 to 8:00 pm there will be free skate at McArthur Island Sports Centre.

Kamloops Long Blades Speed Skating Club is offering free classes to come out and try Speed Skating. For more information visit www.sportsday.cbc.ca.

Friday, November 28th is also Jersey Day. Show your support for sport by wearing your favourite jersey to work or school.

Don’t forget to come on down to Stuart Wood following the Santa Claus Parade to take part in the celebrations!

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Media Contact:
Nicole Beauregard, Sport Development Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3653
nbeaurgard@kamloops.ca