Celebrate Sports Day in Canada
River City residents are invited to celebrate sport in Kamloops and the Tournament Capital Centre’s fifth anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 29 — Sports Day in Canada.
This family-friendly event will include games, activities, athlete meet-and-greets, try-it sport demonstrations and events celebrating sport at all levels.
Activities include food vendors, free cake, a climbing wall and an inflatable obstacle course for kids.
Free swimming and other water sports will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.
Sports demonstrations will include gymnastics and trampoline, taekwondo, rowing, dodgeball, speed skating, stand-up paddling, disc golf, football, curling, ultimate Frisbee, swimming and track and field.
There will be a passport program, in which children can get stamps from five different sports in order to be eligible for a prize.
Sen. Nancy Greene Raine, an Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion, will be at the TCC from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 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 B.C. and one of only seven in Canada chosen to be broadcast by television network.
In addition, Friday, Sept. 28, is Jersey Day, a nationwide day to show your love and support for sport by wearing a jersey or team or club uniform to school, work or play.