Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Community Sports

Come and Try Sporting Day

Curl BC hosts multitude of sporting interests Nov 28 in Burnaby 

Released by Rebecca Price, Curl BC


hildren 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 ages.


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.

Penny 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 about."

The event will take place on Friday, November 28, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, download the poster here.

November 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 and more.

For more information on RBC Sports Day in Canada, visit





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