can try curling, golf, tennis, athletics and more at a fun-filled day at
Burnaby's Fortius Sport & Health. The event on November 28, part of the
RBC Sports Day in Canada national celebration of sport, is open to all
Curl BC, Tennis BC, British Columbia Golf, BC Athletics, Karate BC,
Canoe-Kayak BC, Special Olympics and others have all banded together to
offer people the chance to try a variety of sports at the same location.
The event will be based at the gym at Fortius Sport & Health, located
opposite the Bill Copeland Sports Arena on Kensington Avenue in Burnaby.
Bartel, Curl BC's Participation Manager, helped to organize the event.
She said: "We are really looking forward to welcoming people to the gym
and showcasing all the sports that are available in their community.
"There could be someone in your family who discovers a new sport or
rediscovers the joy of participating in sport, so why not bring them
down to check out what's on offer?"
Fortius CEO Craig Thompson said: "It is a key element of Fortius' vision
to get involved in and support these kinds of inspiring community
events. Promoting physical activity in kids and encouraging them to set
goals and work toward them is something that we are very passionate
The event will take place on Friday, November 28, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5
p.m. For more information, download the poster
28 is also being celebrated across the country as Jersey Day, a day to
show your love and support for sport by wearing a jersey, team or club
uniform to school, work or play.
The following day, November 29, is RBC Sports Day in Canada, which will
be marked nationally by a special broadcast on CBC. The day caps off a
week of activities across the country celebrating sport, including the
event in Burnaby. Across Canada, there will be more than 1,800 local
events and activities, such as community-wide festivals, try-it days,
open houses, games, competitions, meet-and-greets, tournaments, fun runs
For more information on RBC Sports Day in Canada, visit
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