Sarnia Students to Celebrate Multicultural Games at Sports Day Event
Tuesday september 24, 2013
For a second year in a row, students in Lambton County will have the opportunity to participate in a large-scale celebration of sports and culture in our community. Over 389 local grade six students will participate in the Sports Day Multicultural Elementary Games in Canatara Park on Friday, September 27th. The event, funded by the Government of Ontario, is coordinated by Community Active Living Lambton (CALL), in partnership with the Sarnia-Lambton Local Immigration Partnership and Lambton College.
"Sports Day is a great opportunity to introduce local students to a variety of sport activities that are offered in Lambton County," says Anita Trusler, Chair of the CALL Committee. "The event will celebrate diversity in sport and will provide opportunities for kids to develop fundamental movement skills to support lifelong physical activity."
The Sports Day Multicultural Elementary Games will feature ten demonstration sport activities, including Cricket, Bocce, Field
Hockey, Trash Can Lacrosse, Rugby, Hip Hop Dance, Yoga, Athletics, Basketball and Soccer.
Students will also have an opportunity to navigate a portable low-ropes course with the YMCA. The event will kick-off with a keynote address from 2003 National Gold Medalist boxing champion and motivational speaker Kathy Ure.
Several community organizations have volunteered to host sport demonstrations at the event, including Sarnia Saints Rugby Football Club, HOC Dance, Hoops Basketball, YMCA, Sarnia Cricket Club, Sarnia Athletics Southwest Track and Field Club, Josie Duff and the Dante Club. The event will kick-off at the band shell in Canatara Park at 9:30 am on Friday, September 27th. Activities will wrap-up by 1:45 pm.
Two additional Sports Day events are being coordinated for spring 2014 in both Forest and Mooretown. A total of 1000 Lambton County students will have the opportunity to participate in the government funded Sports Day events.