Tomorrow is Jersey Day in Canada! As a part of ‘Sports Day in Canada’, September 17 has been designated Jersey Day. What does this mean? Friday is a national day to show your love and support for sport by wearing a jersey, team or club uniform to school, work or play. From municipal council chambers to the National Capital to news desks, office buildings and classrooms across the nation, we envision a sea of Canadians wearing their hearts on their sleeves on national Jersey Day.
Be sure to get involved! On the CBC website there are posters and web banners to download.
Some statistics about how playing sports has a positive influence on people:
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, sport participation is on the decline in our country. 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 12% of our children and youth are active enough to meet Canada’s physical activity guidelines.
Keep playing hard,