The Strathcona Regional District Recreation Commission is donning their hockey jerseys to help promote local community sports groups.
Friday, Sept. 28 is Jersey Day – a national day to show your love and support for sport by wearing a jersey, team or club uniform to school, work or play.
The SRD Recreation Commission is hoping other Campbell River businesses and organizations will take on the challenge and encourage their staff/members to wear their uniforms or favourite sports team jerseys on September 28.
In conjunction with the national Jersey Day promotions a Community Sports Week – Try it for free event is also planned.
September 29 is officially Sports Day in Canada.
This week will include a number of free sports and active recreation activities throughout the community. Details will be announced Sept. 10.
About the Power of Sport
Sport has the power to reduce crime, foster character and citizenship, introduce newcomers to their communities, stimulate the local economy, provide adult mentorship for young people, teach kids important life lessons and strengthen community connectedness.
Unfortunately, over the past two decades, sport participation rates in Canadian youth aged 15 to 18 dropped from 77 per cent to 59 per cent – and in adults, from 45 per cent to 28 per cent.
Over half of Canadian adults are considered inactive, and only seven per cent of our children and youth are active enough to meet Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines.