RBC Sports Day in Canada

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AKA Name:Sports Day
Hashtags:#SportsDay, #RBCSportsDayCanada
2018 Date:November 21, 2018
2019 Date:November 21, 2019
RBC Sports Day in Canada

RBC Sports Day in Canada History

RBC Sports Day in Canada celebrates the power of sport in Canada. This national holiday, originally proposed in 2010 by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), serves as an opportunity for all Canadians to engage in sport and teamwork while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. As Canadian obesity rates continue to rise, the need to promote health and activity has become increasingly important. RBC Sports Day is broadcast on CBC Sports and features a myriad of sport-related and healthy living activities for all levels of athletes. RBC Sports Day in Canada is usually held in late November.

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RBC Sports Day in Canada Facts & Quotes

  • According to Statistics Canada, soccer, ice hockey and swimming are the three most popular sports practiced by children aged 5 to 14 whereas golf, ice hockey and swimming are the three most popular sports, regardless of age, in Canada.
  • According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian youth spend three quarters of their leisure time (7.1 hours per day) socializing with friends, relatives and talking on the phone, watching TV, surfing and chatting on the Internet.
  • In 2011, Statistics Canada found that one in four adult Canadians, or about 6.3 million people, were obese. Since 2003, the proportion of Canadians who were obese has increased by 17.5%.
  • You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take - Wayne Gretzky, Former Canadian NHL Player
  • For the most part I try to just stay focused not on my play but on our team. - Steve Nash, Former NBA Star

RBC Sports Day in Canada Top Events and Things to Do

  • Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy free sport trials at local sports clubs and athletic venues around the country. The trials usually come with a discounted registration period that follows.
  • Attend a local activity featuring some of Canada's most decorated Olympians and Paralympians. Usually local athletes sign autographs and take photographs with children on Sports Day.
  • Gather up your friends, family, clubs and neighbours and register an event as part of the RBC Sports Day. Your event and story could be featured on CBC television.
  • Healthy living begins with daily routines. Try walking or riding a bike instead of using a car. Try using the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Go to the doctor for a check up and ask what sports and activities may be the most beneficial for your health given your personal situation.

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