Tribune staff (from left) Greg Sabatino

Tribune staff (from left) Greg Sabatino

Tribune staff don jerseys for Sports Day

Staff at the Williams Lake Tribune will wear their favourite sports jerseys Friday in support of Sports Day.

  • Sep. 26, 2012 10:00 a.m.

It’s a fairly normal occurrence for offices to have a casual day on Friday where employees can come to work wearing some pretty comfortable attire.

We here at the Tribune are taking it one step further this Friday when staff will be donning their favourite sports jersey or uniform as a way to celebrate the third annual Sports Day in Canada, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 29.

The Tribune, along with many other Black Press newspaper offices, will collect $2 donations from employees wearing jerseys and will donate the funds to KidSport, which helps kids from low-income families participate in organized sports.

Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across the country. In 2011 1,300 organizations and nearly one million Canadians took part.

Saturday, the day will be marked by a television event airing on CBC Sports profiling standout community events from across Canada.

This year there are a few Williams Lake-based groups hosting events:

• Sept. 28: First public toonie skate of the year at the Cariboo Memorial Complex from 11 to 12:30 p.m.

• Sept. 29: The first Free Skate of the year at the CMRC from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

• Sept. 30: The Williams Lake Boys and Girls Club’s Shifting Gears mountain bike race takes place on the Westsyde trail network, followed by a barbecue at 11:30 a.m. in Boitanio Park.

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