Sports Day in Canada – McCreary Ski Club

Club News November 27, 2014


McCreary Ski & Outdoor Club with the Dead Ox Trailblazers takes part in fifth annual RBC Sports Day in Canada

McCreary, Manitoba Saturday November 29th – To mark this year’s RBC Sports Day in Canada, a national celebration of sport, McCreary Ski & Outdoor Club is hosting a “Try XC Skiing or Snowshoeing Day and Winter Biking Demo” on November 29th at 1:30 pm at McCreary Golf & Country Club.

“Our club is thrilled to be part of RBC Sports Day in Canada” says Pam Little club secretary. “The communities on the east side of RMNP have a long tradition of supporting its local teams and clubs. Sport is great for our communities and is something we can all get behind.

”McCreary’s Sport Day in Canada is open to everyone and all activities are free. We will be featuring Winter Mountain biking demos by local aficionados, fun team games on foot, skis and snowshoes with folks to help you get started. We have some neat prizes that have been donated by local and provincial businesses such as MEC Gift Cards. Come out to enjoy the day. We provide the equipment, some pointers on how to get started cross country skiing and snowshoeing plus refreshments.

Our club AGM, Pot Luck Dinner and special presentation “Mountain Biking: the economics & fun” by Reade Tereck & Dennis Buhler will all take place after 4:30 if you care to join us.

Sport Day in Canada is about encouraging all ages to participate in sport. Our club believes that Cross Country Skiing and snowshoeing are two sports that are easy to learn, suitable for all ages, and get you out in nature and active during our long winters. XC skiing is also one of the best activities for your heart.

McCreary Ski & Outdoor Club runs several outdoor programs in spring, summer and fall from cycling, walking, hiking, and paddling. In winter 2014-15 the club is offering Bunnyrabbit, Jackrabbit and Track attack XC ski programs for children and youth. We offer a racing program for kids and lessons for adults.

“Sport has the power to build community and get Canadians moving,” said Elio Antunes, President and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada. “Fostering opportunities for sport at both local and national levels allows us to build a better and stronger society, while also becoming more physically active leading to healthier, more active lifestyles.”

RBC Sports Day in Canada caps off a week of more than 1,800 local events and activities, such as community-wide festivals, try-it days, open houses, games, competitions, meet-and-greets, tournaments, fun runs, spectator events and pep rallies, and concludes with a special broadcast on CBC Television on November 29.

“Children need every opportunity to develop the confidence and skills they need to enable them to play and also recognizing there are lifelong lessons gained through sport,” said Jane Broderick, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, RBC. “RBC Sports Day in Canada is part of our larger commitment to kids and youth through the RBC Believe in Kids Pledge, a five-year, $100 million promise to help one million kids with a wide range of programs.”

“When sport is inclusive, fair and fun, Canadians and their respective communities are able to reap the benefits associated with a positive sport experience,” said Karri Dawson, Director of True Sport Operations at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. “Good sport instills character in our kids, strengthens our communities and increases opportunities for personal excellence.”

So get out and celebrate RBC Sports Day in Canada with the McCreary Ski & Outdoor Club.

About RBC Sports Day in Canada

RBC Sports Day in Canada, celebrated on Saturday, November 29, 2014, is a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving. The official day caps off a week of more than 1,000 local events and includes a special broadcast on CBC Television.

RBC is the title sponsor of RBC Sports Day in Canada, which is presented by ParticipACTION, in partnership with CBC Television, ICI Radio-Canada Télé and True Sport, working in collaboration with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and sports enthusiasts across the country. RBC Sports Day in Canada is generously supported by Sport Canada and in BC through Healthy Families BC. For more information about RBC Sports Day in Canada, please visit:

About McCreary Ski & Outdoor Club

  • The aim of the McCreary Ski & Outdoor Club is to enjoy, encourage and promote skiing and other outdoor pursuits that use self-propelled means with minimal environmental impact.
  • The Ski Club members are people of all ages with varying levels of experience who wish to enjoy outdoor life throughout the seasons and share our enjoyment of the outdoors. Through activities such as but not limited to skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, running, walking and hiking members can enjoy nature, meet new friends, learn or teach safety and survival skills, and learn new skills.
  • Meetings will be held seasonally 4 times per year

For more information or to speak to a spokesperson, please contact:
Pam Little
McCreary Ski & Outdoor Club