Campbell River Mirror reporter Kristen Douglas knows what she’s going to wear to work on Jersey Day in Canada. Employees of the Mirror and it’s parent company Black Press are supporting Sports Day in Canada by wearing their favourite sports jersey and encouraging everybody to donate $2 to support sports activity in B.C.

Join us, wear your sporting heart on your sleeve

Friday, Sept. 28, is “Jersey Day,” a national day to show your love and support for sport

The Campbell River Mirror team wants everyone to join us next week and wear your sporting hearts on your sleeves.

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. It’s all part of community sporting celebrations leading up to Sports Day in Canada on Saturday, the 29th.

At the Campbell River Mirror many of our staff and carriers will be wearing their favourite sporting colours and our hope is that everyone in Campbell River will do the same.

We are also encouraging those who can to donate $2 to support sports activity in B.C. We will be donating our toonies to Kidsport.

To find out how you can support this worthwhile endeavor go to www.kidsportcanada.ca and click on the green “donate” icon on the homepage.

In the week leading up to Sports Day thousand organizations, schools, teams and towns nationwide will schedule events including community-wide festivals, try-it days, open houses, games, competitions, meet-and-greets, tournaments, fun runs, spectator events and pep rallies that celebrate sport at all levels.

In this community the Strathcona Regional District and City of Campbell River are working with a number of community sports, recreation and active living groups to organize a Community Engagement week building up to the big day.

This will include a number of free sports and active recreation activities starting this Saturday.

Many will take place at the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Centre. For a complete list of registered activities, times and venues go to: www.strathconard.ca and click on “Community Sports Week” in the notice board.

Sports Day in Canada, now in its third year, is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels. Sports Day is presented by CBC Sports, Radio-Canada Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport working with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and enthusiasts across the country.

It’s an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the power of sport to build community, fortify our national spirit and facilitate healthy, active living.  Sports Day in Canada is expanding its reach in British Columbia thanks to a first-ever provincial partnership with the Ministry of Health.